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How much does otoplasty cost for one ear? I have a infected, slight deformed cartilage from an old piercing..
May cause trouble: The pic here shows parts of the ear, including the eustachian tube which drains into the back/side of your throat. When functioning normally i.E when ascending/descending on a plane, u feel pressure in ear, then you swallow and the pressure resolves. When this tube is blocked/abnormal, pressure/junk build up in middle ear area and can get infected=ear infection. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more
Any recommendation for pediatric plastic surgeons that specialize in treating congenital outer ear abnormalities? In los angeles, southern cal areas?
Recent ear infection left a full feeling in my ear. Testing at ENT showed eustacian tube abnormalities. Dr gave nasal spray; Should I be concerned?
Mgt: I would suggest a repeat test in 6 weeks after the infection is gone or resolved. ...Read more
20 year-old woman with 2 painful left popliteal lumps, "inconclusive" x-ray and MRI, leading to difficulty standing or walking.....?
Excisional Biopsy: Since the X-rays and MRI are inconclusive, it would be prudent to have one of the lumps removed for pathological evaluation (excisional biopsy). It is likely a benign process, like an angiolipoma, a neurfoibroma, a neurilemoma or a Masson's tumor, but a pathological diagnosis is your best option at this time. Plus, removing the lump will likely make the pain resolve. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variety of causes: Ringing in the ears - tinnitus - can be caused by aging, medications (aspirin is common), primary ear problems, blood vessels, and more. Occasional ringing may not be a concern, but if it is persistent and related to other symptoms (balance, hearing, vertigo) it should be evaluated by an ent. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can wearing ear bud headphones 24/7, literally, cause damage? If so how and what symptoms could occur?
Yes: In all seriousness, the principal damage would be psychosocial from stunted interpersonal relationships. That's what would most concern me. Aside from that, loud volume can cause permanent hearing loss. I suppose dermatitis might occur from accumulation of oils and bacteria in the foam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I always get severe facial and ear flushing all the time? Sometimes lasts for hours... But I have normal b/p, normal temp. Etc.
Symptom of anxiety: This is a symptom of anxiety, especially the facial flushing of social anxiety disorder. Best wishes. Please make sure you are seeing a psychiatrist and are in therapy. I had social anxiety at your age (and its now been treated since age 31 and I am now 58). I remember how embarrassing that facial flushing was. Lopressor can help, but if it doesn't, see a psychiatrist for options. Happy new year! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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