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Ear Exam Findings
CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.
Eustachian tube dyfx: you are likely suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube lies between the middle ear space and the back of the nose. You can check this tube by holding your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. This may help the fullness feeling in the ears. If it helps, do this at least 30 or 40 times a day. If your ears do not pop, you may need a nasal steroid. Good luck! ...Read more
Ear pain 4 2 mo. 4 courses abx didn't help. No tmj. Hearing tests = normal. ENT ordered temporal ct. What r possible findings?
No TMJ?: Sounds like it might be TMJ. Dont rely on ENT to diagnose TMJ See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An MRI revealed "suspected left acetabular labral tear." is mra the next step or can diagnosis be confirmed by orthopedic exam?
Neurologic problem: An electronystagmogram (ENG) checks the neural signals to the eye muscles while your vision or field of view is altered. An abnormality may point to a functional problem (problem with way nerves are firing) or an anatomic problem (some abnormal structure/growth seen on brain MRI). Depending on what / how fast your symptoms developed, functional problems are more likely but talk to your Neurologist ...Read more
Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?
What can be causing neurological symptoms, but have had normal neurological exam by doctor & normal CT & MRI within last year? Tremors llightheaded
Symptoms not normal: Tremors are abnormal and your lightheadedness may represent inner ear issues. But perhaps you are having medication reactions causing these or maybe you have a thyroid problem which causes both. Tremors at rest or with arms held up are caused by different disorders. Maybe see neurologist to get further evaluated. ...Read more
No: An MRI of the temporal bone which includes the auditory canal cannot show noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing loss is evaluated with a hearing test and audiogram. The cause of the hearing loss can be speculated at based on your history and the findings from the hearing test. There is no imaging study that can quantify hearing loss. ...Read more
Hearing test showed mild loss in right ear. Also pain And titinitus. Ent doctor dismissive and ordered no further testing. Is it something sinister?
Second opinion: In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary. Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion, because the cause for your condition is not found, but the symptoms continue. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible causes of ear pressure, tinnitus, facial numbness around ear to cheekbone, clear fluid on exam, normal MRI of brain and also C-spine.
Mastoiditis: You may have had an inflammation in the area of your inner and middle ear. You may also have affected your mastoid which is in this area. Extensive inflammation in this area could cause irritation of the ear and facial nerves causing your symptoms. You need evaluation by both an ENT and neurologist. ...Read more
Not Romberg: Romberg sign is present if one is unsteady with eyes closed and feet together vs eyes open. It indicates either posterior column dysfunction in the spinal cord or large fiber neuropathy in the legs. The most common cause nowadays is B12 deficiency (It used to be neurosyphilis) ...Read more
Can perineum-urethral pain be symptoms of prostatitis, even when digital rec. exam, ultrasnd with urinalysis show nothing. What tests 4 confirmation?
2 vs 4 glass test: Urinalysis is not a 'gold standard' for prostatitis - the 2 and 4 glass test is very useful, and measures urinary bacteria levels from 4 points during a single voided specimen 1) first urine =urethral 2) second urine = bladder 3) post- prostate massage urine = prostatic sample, and 4) second post-prostate massage urine = prostatic sample ...Read more
Neck mass right side assumed lymph node 3cm 2+mo. Fatigue normal CBC chest xray. Ent now said may carotid artery. What can ultrasound determine?
Ultrasound: Can better show what the mass is. An enlarged lymph node looks very different from the carotid artery so this question can be put to rest with an ultrasound. ...Read more
If I'm having vertigo and blood tests good, CT scan of brain clear, sinus scan not, and hearing tests good. Could this still mean inner ear disorder?
What medicine would help with ethmoid sinusitis and mucus in frontal sinus and sphenoid. Mri findings. Symptoms eye pain, leftside headaches. ?
Tension headache: Stress-induced or "tension" headaches are classically in the temporal region but may involve any part of the head. Changes in blood flow or pressure can cause vessels in the head, neck, or ears to dilate, causing redness. Stress can also cause high blood pressure, so it would be imported to get your blood pressure checked. Stress may also cause migraines. ...Read more
Can't get his ear to open up was on flight 28, 000 ft when the cabin pressure, they had emt exam him but he still can't hear fully out of one ear
How : How long has his ear been plugged? What did the ENT physician find when he looked in the ear? ( fluid, retracted eardrum only?). Has he had problems with recurrent ear infections in the past or associated with flying? If its just a retracted ear drum then he has a pressure lock of his eustacian tube. The treatment would be afrin (oxymetazoline) spray, valsalva type maneuvers ( trying to gently pop ear by blowing nose while it is pinched shut ), and your best friend, -tincture of time.If this doesn't resolve within a week i would go back to your ENT for futher recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I have my annual exam, the doctor thinks i’m faking because I can’t touch my ear to my shoulder without raising the shoulder. What’s wrong with me and what can I do to fix it?
You may not faking: If that is the problem, consult a neurologist to find out what is really the problem. ...Read more
Shooting ear pain within hours of touching each ear on separate occasions. Ear exam was fine. Fullness and tinnitus persist 2 months. Likely cause?
Likely unrelated: I am unable to draw any correlation between what you describe as "touching each ear" followed hours later by sharp pains. There is truly nothing neurological that I am aware does that sort of thing simply based upon the protracted delay between stimulus and response. However, if an ear exam does not reveal any problems have imaging studies of the IAC been done? Of the brain and temporal lobes? ...Read more
Visual growth ear canal for at least 7 yrs After physicals and skin exams Drs made no comments about it. It is skin colored tiny what could it be?
Periodically I have feeling of something crawling in left ear. Lasts 10 sec. No pattern to occurances/no pain. MD saw nothing on exam. Any ideas?
Over time I noticed my hearing was steadily going down. Dr found some fluid behind my right ear on serial exams and wants me to see ENT. Cause?
Cause?: 'Cause an ENT is the right specialist to see. Are you asking for a diagnosis before the diagnosis? That's why you are being sent to the ENT: To find out the cause. The cause may have nothing to do with fluid behind your right ear. (Do you mean earDRUM?) That may be a red herring. Let the doctors do their jobs. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I have dizzines 24/7 and back pressure in the back and top side of the head whith tinnitus, 1 ear exam abaut lose my hearing is good.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I'm 28 the last 2 years having lack of balance done MRI & blood test & ear exam i'm fine there what's going on? Recently been getting anxity help
Complementary med: If you have been thoroughly evaluated by a neurologist and they can't find anything wrong, it's time to look in other directions. I would recommend you see a functional medicine doctor. See here for more information: http://www.Functionalmedicine.Org/about/whatisfm/. In addition, acupuncture may be helpful, or other complementary medicine avenues. ...Read more
Is my regular right ear plugging related to sinusitis? I just had treatment on april and I get regular ENT exams.
Can be: Fluid in middle ear, wax can give you the feeling. See PMD. ...Read more
15months old got fever for 2days temp reach 101F, enlarge lymph node behind/mid left ear. no lab findings. Pedia gave co-amoxiclab. what's the cause?
Fever in a toddler: Well it is important to identify the cause in a very young child like this. I hope your doc did a thorough exam -- did they look in the ears? Common things being 'common' maybe it's an ear infection - which would explain why they prescribed amoxicillin/clavulanate. Would try that and see how child does. Sometimes cause could be more serious so if any worsening -go back to see the doctor. God bless ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can barotrauma from a airplane be mistaken as otitis media with effusion? Do they look similar on a ear exam with a otoscope?
For years I started to feel my ears sometimes warm sometimes cold. Is this a ear problem that should be seen by an ENT? Vising on Wed for sinus exam.
Pain left back head to ear. Had watery eye for weeks slight weak eye lid smile normal exam and eye exam. pain still comes and goes worriedBrain tumor?
Unlikely: Benign and malignant brain tumors(BT) are a very UNCOMMON cause for headaches. In any given year only 12 out of 100,000 people will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. The HA of a BT usually will be present on waking in the morning, is worse on sitting up and gets steadily worse from day to day, never easing and never disappearing. Read about HA's at http://bit.ly/1sAz8on if still concerned see Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell pain on the left side of head since 4-5 days and some times dull pain in left ear and left teeth I have exams and I don't sleep well
Experiencing upper jaw, facial and ear pain on one side of face. Dental exam was fine a month ago. If not teeth what are possible causes? Tmj?
Contact DDS: If the dentist reviewed your radiographs and did a clinical examination, was TMJ addressed? If TMJ symptoms are relevant the dentist may treat you by making a nightguard that would separate your teeth, to lessen grinding if evident. Otherwise, you may be referred to your MD for an evaluation. ...Read more
Are office Neuro exams sufficient to indicate brain tumor?(Light in eyes, raising shoulders, etc) Dr said my neuro exam was fine. have ringing in ears
ENT diagnosis ear infection and RXed drops. He said if the drops don't work, he'd look @ my ears under a microscope. What's this kind of exam like?
Saw ENT,nothing found wrong in exam.Right cheek,dull pain closer to mouth, not back by ear, though.Possible to have a tumor and no lump or other symp?
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