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impacted earwax

Is having a doctor do a simple look into your ears with the Otoscope good enough to 100% rule out impacted earwax.   You see I have major problems with dizziness, headaches, full feeling in ears, and tinnitus.  Doc has looked in my ears and never said anything.   Do I have to specifically ask them to check for earwax?    I used to clean my ears with cotton swabs (mistake i know), so I was wondering if I might have caused  some deeply impacted wax they can't see?
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Observing ear wax is fairly easy looking into the ears with an otoscope.  The procedure allows you to see all the way to the ear drum.
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You might want to consider the possibility that your ear fullness is being cause by a form of acid reflux called by a variety of names - including supra-esophageal reflux. This is usually diagnosed by an Ear Nose & Throat specialist via symptom analysis or more accurate medical test like 24-hour dual probe testing. Reflux washing up past your esophageous can cause or contribute to many problems. Before medications brought my reflux under control I had a hoarse throat, felt like I was swallowing over a small bone in my throat, and had sporadic issues with my right ear (fullness feeling) as you describe.
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A related discussion, ear wax discharge was started.
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