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

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Treatments taken by people for patulous eustachian tube

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Who has patulous eustachian tube on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 30 say patulous eustachian tube is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 10
40s 7
50s 11
60s 4
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 33

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 2

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