Pressure or discomfort
Pain may not be the first thing patients notice, and instead of stabbing pain, the initial stage of an ear infection and throughout a chronic ear infection, you may have a sensation of pressure and discomfort. It feels as if there was something stuck in the ear, and you may notice a change you cannot tell in the affected ear. This pain and discomfort may or may not become a stabbing and continuous type of pain, but you should not wait for that before coming to the doctor. Delaying your diagnosis will only make it harder to treat your condition.