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A 23-year-old female asked:

Ear ache, ear blocked/crackling, cold feeling in ear, swollen gland (movable), hoarse- all left side. gp reffered to ent but 6month wait. any ideas?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Need evaluation: Hoarseness, headache and earache require re-evaluation and assessment earlier than 6 months. Request early appointment.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Get treated now: These common symptoms which can be treated by your family doctor or gp.You probabely have blocked eustacian tube and may be ear infection as well, which can be easily diagnosed by otoscopic exam.Primary care doctors treat these kind of conditions all the time.You can not wait for6months to have this treated consult another doctor if you are not getting treated. Discuss your concern with your doctor.
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Last updated Apr 22, 2016

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