Fluid in the ear can cause pain, dizziness and make it difficult for individuals to participate in daily activities. Most often children are the ones who are diagnosed with ear infections; however, it can occur in adults. Fluid in the ear often goes away on its own and medications can be prescribed. It is quite common that children are found with fluid behind eardrum, adults though seldom diagnosed with the same symptom, it sometimes does occur. 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.
Nov 20, 2017 · 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.