Apr 02, · Fluid behind eardrum, known medically as otitis media with effusion (OME), is the accumulation of fluid, often in the middle of the ear, with no sign or other symptoms of an ear infection. This can occur in one or both ears, and can sometimes last for prolonged periods of time, although this is more often the case in adults than in children. Jul 10, · Middle ear infections are common in babies and children age 2 and younger because their Eustachian tubes are shorter, more horizontal, straighter and more easily clogged than in adults. However, ear infections can affect people of any age, especially as a complication of allergies, a cold, or a sinus infection, which may cause swelling in the Author: Ashley Festa.
Patients often report their primary physician suspected “fluid in the ears”. Often the fluid trapped behind adults’ eardrums is serous and is typically painless. This may be the result of Eustachian tube dysfunction, in which the middle ear space cannot drain to the throat adequately, often due to congestion in the tube itself. Fluid in the ear, often called Otitis Media with effusion or glue ear, occurs when liquid accumulates in the middle ear as a result of swelling or a blockage in the Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the throat. Although anyone can get fluid in their ears, children are much more susceptible to it due to the fact that their auditory tube is smaller and more .
Sep 10, · Ear infections in the middle ear can cause fluid to build up behind the eardrum. If there is too much fluid, there is a risk of perforation of the eardrum, which can lead to ear discharge. TraumaAuthor: Carmella Wint. Nov 20, · The eustachian tube drains fluid from your ears to the back of your throat. If it clogs, otitis media with effusion (OME) can occur. If you have OME, the middle part of your ear fills with fluid Author: Rachel Nall, MSN, CRNA.