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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Over the past couple of months I have developed a throbbing in front of my left ear, I can physically feel it, & hear it at night when I go to bed. Can this be a partial blockage?
It sounds like you`re asking for a specific diagnosis, which is more than I can provide online. Only a detailed history and physical exam by a healthcare professional can provide enough information to make a specific diagnosis. You are asking if the symptoms could represent a partial blockage (I presume you mean of a blood vessel). While this is possible, it is unlikely. Please discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider--I would recommend that you start with your primary care physician, but then you might be well served to see an Otolaryngologist (Ears, Nose, Throat specialist).
Brett Kissela, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati