Ears feel blocked

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Ménière's disease

Ménière's disease is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sensation of room spinning
  • Ears feel blocked
  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Noises in ear
  • Lightheaded or feeling dizzy

More information on Ménière's disease is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Otitis externa

Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal – the tube between the outer ear and eardrum.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Discharge from ear
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Ears feel blocked
  • Itchy ear
  • Ear pain

More information on Otitis externa is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.