Doctor Q&A for Dr. Michael Wolfe

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ask your surgeon: The best way to find out would be to ask the surgeon who did/is doing the surgery. It would depend on the extent of surgery. I would want my patient ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unknown: Over the past 5-10 years, it has become apparent that some types of hpv can cause throat cancer (tonsil, base of tongue)--just like with cervical canc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rupture?: By popped do you mean rupture. An acute infection can cause the eardrum to rupture. This can be painful and is followed by drainage of the pus from ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Typically, this is viral and like any viral infection, it can be contagious. Is should get better in 7-10 days. If it lasts longer, then an antibiot ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cerumen: Ear wax is also called cerumen. Believe it or not it has a purpose. It in an emollient for the sensitive, fragile skin of the ear canal and it helps ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Tobramycin is an antibiotic and is used for infection. People with leukemia are at a higher risk of infection either due to chemotherapy or immune ce ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inflammation: It is common for tonsils to become inflamed due to viral infection. This can last for several days and may not have other symptoms. High fever, prog ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Thyroid treatment: First line against thyroid cancer is surgery. You need to get all detectable disease out of the neck (the primary tumor and nodal metastases). Radioa ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Removal is indicated: Recurrent infection is a very common indication for tonsillectomy in adults.
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