Patulous eustachian tube

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What is patulous eustachian tube?

The eustachian tube is a small passageway that connects the upper throat/back of the nose to the middle ear. It may be open or close like a valve to allow air flow and equalize pressure. With a patulous eustachian tube the valve is open for extended periods of time.

Common symptoms reported by people with patulous eustachian tube

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with patulous eustachian tube

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with patulous eustachian tube, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with patulous eustachian tube

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
generalized weakness (asthenia) heartburn 3 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with patulous eustachian tube, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has patulous eustachian tube on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 1
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

100% Female
0% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 3
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from patulous eustachian tube patients who have completed their condition history
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