I went to my general practitioner yesterday to get my ears irrigated as I had some wax build-up that was impairing my hearing slightly. The right ear cleared fairly easily, but with the left ear, she had more trouble. While she was irrigating the left ear, I felt extreme pain, asking her to stop. My ear felt like it blocked up, and I can only hear slightly in my left ear. The pain continued, and the doctor told me she did not see anything abnormal, so I should take pain medication. I went home, but the pain only got more severe, and my hearing did not improve. I tried to lie on my left side to drain some of the water in my ear potentially. While I was lying on my side, some fluid drained from my ear, and I kept static, hearing the sound of popping bubbles in my left ear. The pain got so bad that I had to go to the emergency room. The doctor had a look at my ear and told me I had otitis media from an ear infection and prescribed me antibiotics, pain killers, and anti-inflammatories. I am looking to get a second opinion as I do not believe that an ear infection caused this, but what happened in the morning. Can you please help me?
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