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Ear trouble in shallow water
Anony - 7/06/2008 4:01 AM
Category: Web Site Help
Replies: 3

I have met 3 different people who cannot dive below 8-10ft of water without terrible pain.
2 of them had childhood surgery on thier eustation tubes.
Why did they need this? Why does it stop them from diving?
DoctorDane - 7/06/2008 10:24 AM
I would assume scar tissue or something similar blocks their ability to equalize
seawolfdiving - 7/06/2008 12:23 PM
Sounds like your divers have a blockage in their eustation tubes which is preventing them from equalizing,

This could be due to several reasons such as scar tissue, inflamation, mucus or improper formation of the eustatio tubes.

Some times if you get them to start to equalize right away and then very frequently it might help.

Of course other causes should be ruled out medically by a physician prior to any further attempts to dive.

More info can be found on either of the two websites.

Anony - 7/07/2008 3:42 PM
Thanks alot!