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Ent Diseases In Children
Have all symptoms to menieres diease. But I've been tested by ENT and its not menieres. What could it be?
It can still be: Meniere's disease is a paroxysmal, positional transient vertigo similar to benign positional vertigo but accompanied by episodic deafness, ringing in ears, or stuffiness ofone ear. If there is deafnees it affect low tones. Lesions in brain stem do not produce episodic symptoms. Get a good audiometric study (pure tones and speech) and a brain stem evoked potential test. It can still be meniere's. ...Read more
Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more
I have pet, patulous eustation tube? Not sure on the spelling. Do I have to live with this? Question for ent. Rare disorder.
Rare as you said: This disorder can be quite bothersome to those who have it. If i had it i would try and be seen by dr denis s poe in boston. Very few surgeons have done as much work on the eustachian tube disorders. Depending how much it is bothering you, it might be worthwhile to see him. I have sent patients to him in the past and they are happy to have seen him. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with meniere's disease but the ENT took only 10 minutes to get to that conclusion. But I have no vertigo or ringing , but have pressure, fullness, pain and it's itchy.?
Child having tympanoplsty using a graph and has bleeding disorder ENT said can return to school next day but isn't that to soon?
Nope: As long as no immediate problems occur, should be no problems to resume normal; activities. ...Read more
Looking for info on sphenoid sinus disease/surgery for 8 yr old. Ped ENT observed for 1 yr & has worsened, now surgery. How rare is this procedure?
It depends: Sphenoid sinus disease that causes symptoms such as headaches should be operated on if it does not respond to antibiotics. If there are no symptoms, it probably isn't necessary to do surgery unless the doctor is concerned that there is a mass in the sinus, instead of just swelling or infection. ...Read more
If I use perfum free and colour free fabric conditioner, is it still bad 4 my health? I ve ENT problems & lung disorders, if so any alternatives pls?
My husband recently found out from an ENT that he has Menier's disease. This affected the pressure in his ears and subsequently suffered with constant feeling of imbalance. What causes the disease and how can he prevent in future from re-occurring?
Meniere's: Would see an neurologist for verification and sort out the issues at that time. ...Read more
ENT said - Migraine
Neuro said - Phobic vertigo since BPPV
Homeopath said - Meniere's disease(Audiogram was normal)
How to find out which one i have?
Difficult: Phobic vertigo is a triggered response to anxiety that causes symptoms but no loss of function, meniere's disease includes an actual loss of hearing acuity which is measurable, including other signs and symptoms. Migraines are diagnosed clinically. Making a definitive diagnosis would be difficult since much if the diagnosis of all of these is subjective ...Read more
Chances of tonsil cancer in a 27 year old that has autoimmune disease; who is a non smoker? Ent and primary has seen my unilateral tonsils, no concern
I would not worry:
If your ENT is not worried, you should not worry.
Doctors are like the workman who only has a hammer and to whom everything looks like a nail. If that workman tells you that you don't have a nail, you can be darned sure you don't have a nail.
Your ENT takes out tonsils. If he tells you your tonsils don't need taking out, they don't need taking out. ...Read more
Can having Generalized Anx Disorder make you lightheaded / off balance and dizzy spells constant for 3 months? ENT/NEURO gave me the "its anxiety".Ty!
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more
Ear infx last 1-2 months. found out its yeast. i got no diseases. My doc sending me for diabetes testing and ENT. whats chance of SX? whats the Tx?
Diabetes=CommonSetup: for yeast infections; fungus & bacteria thrive with ↑ed blood glucose. Best get HbA1c (reflects blood glucose over last 2-3 months): optimal ≤5.0%; not called DM by medical disease industry until ≥6.5%. Principal effective Tx's for DM=food choices: eliminate carbs (means sugar, all forms-all absorbed only as simple sugars, thus ↑ blood glucose & drive DM) & GlP-1 analogues. Study my answers on DM. ...Read more
Child has hole in ear drum a ENT said paper patch but he won't do it cause her bleeding disorder a diff ENT said patch won't work needs graph right?
Ear drum perf: Hello. One of the most important questions for your doctor is , "how many of these procedures like mine have you done? And what are your results?" the paper patch myringoplasty is a quick procedure that may work well. The graft takes longer but does work better for larger perforations. I would suggest the graft. ...Read more
Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?
I can't breath easily sometimes because of my neck ...I had check up to ent but doctor said I have larynx disease. And he gave me omeprazole I take this for one month..
Keep going: One month on omeprazole is not long enough to tell if it's helping. Call your ENT if you are still worried. I'm not sure what you mean about your neck stopping your breathing but, your doc should be able to help you tease this out. ...Read more
Does sinus disease go away? A recent head MRI revealed sinusitus but I am not symptomatic in any way so could it have been there for a while and me not know it? Have an ENT appt next week. Just curious. I have a history of seasonal allergies
Chronic sinusitis: Is usually a silent disesse, it flares up with any infection, if not aggressively managed it can stay dormant for sometime, yes allergies can be a cause, and yes it can be treated, keep your appointment with the ENT, wish you wellness ...Read more
My throat begins to hurt/ often swells a bit if i talk for longer periods ie 45 , min , is it an indication of some ENT disorder/disease ?
May be a voice issue: Some people don't use ideal technique when speaking. They tend to power their voices by squeezing their throat muscles instead of using their diaphragm and good breathing technique. My guess is that you don't use proper technique and that is why after 45 minutes your throat bothers you. I recommend seeing an ENT who specializes in the voice for an evaluation and then perhaps a speech therapist. ...Read more
How does one manage a left mastoid pneumocele non surgically. CT scan done w/o contrast history of chronic kidney disease. ENT doesn't know how to treat.
Depends on symptoms: If you are not suffering from the condition, I would leave it alone and monitor over time for resolution on its own which occurs quite frequently. Ask your ENT to consider putting a PE tube in affected side ear to relieve the air pressure that usually cause the condition. ...Read more
I have seen four ENT's for what seems to be eustachian tube disorder. Before I flew on a plane with a bad cold ~2 years ago, I would get fluid in my ears and it would clear after some time. Now (beyond this issue) since the flight, I have slight tinnitu
ENT would know best: Put together the solutions you have been given and review these with your doctor. Because of the ringing insure your inner ears are healthy. There is very little you can do to make Eustachian tubes behave. Sometimes a course of steroids will help and if there is an indication placing tubes. All the best. ...Read more
Pneumocele of Left Mastoid thinning temporal bone Went to ENT didn't know how to treat non surgically. Can't have contrast CT's Chronic Kidney Disease?
ANA+ test, speckled, 1:80 with a neg SSA/ SSB (<.20). ENT ran test b/c 80mg Prilosec didn't cure LPR. Lipid, metabolic comp, and CBC all normal. I had an ovarian cyst, caused major anxiety, which I think caused LPR. Autoimmune disease likely?
Have been given a good report by an "ent"& an internist. I have thyroid disease (tk levo) & HPV (tk aldara). Why do I still have a chronic sore throat?
Combination of thing: A few thoughts- although you may not have had anything obvious on ENT exam you may still have subclinical gerd, post nasal drip, allergy or even irritant. I would review your hx to see if there is anything we are missing - try trials of appropriate meds including standard anti gerd, anti drip and anti allergy. At the end of the day this might be a combo of things. ...Read more
80 yr actinomycosis jaw clindamycin 16 weeks still swollen. Allergic penclln. Saw ent, infect disease oral surgeon hyperbaric not ok metastc bone cancer. Who treats no one seems to know what to do?
Need Help?: I would suggest you have a consultation at a local university based teaching hospital. ...Read more
I always have long-running diseases when it comes to ENT area. I can cough for 2-3 weeks, sore throat lasts more than a week, runny nose too. I also snore. Who should I go to to get this checked out?
Positive methanine challenge indicating reactive airway disease for pft what's that mean? Lump feeling throat for months heavyness taking breaths. Would lung doc bronchoscopy and ent doc normal rule out something throat caused by cancer ? Weak pulse
RAD: The challenge test just confirms that your airways react with some tightening/wheezing which reduces your lungs ability to move air. It is often used as a marker for asthma,RAD but beyond that tells you little.If you have had all these tests & they have not spotted a cancer,that should not be considered as a cause. If they eliminate a structural problem for your sensation it must be something else ...Read more
Can your heart beat get weaker as time goes? Maybe cancer or heart problems ? I been to heart / lung / ent / hemat doc bunch tests all good except + meth challenge airway disease. Feel lump my throat and cnt feel heart beat in chest at rest or pace.
Detailed history: It sounds like you have a complex situation and have already had extensive testing. These little text boxes are not big enough to go through all the details, which is what a doctor would need to be able to help. You might consider a second opinion inbox consult here on HealthTap where you can share the records of your tests and have them reviewed. ...Read more
Seen Heart,lung,ent,hemat/asthma doc bunch tests only thing found was + meth challenge airway disease. on advair and Prtnx for reflux. 7mths Still have lump feeling in throat and don't get pounding heart feeling beat gos faster. Diff breathin pattern?
See GI doc: I suspect that your reflux is likely the cause for your throat sensation and Prtnx may not be enough to control it. The fast heart beat is likely from the long acting bronchodilator in Advair. With just mild asthma (detected by methacholine challenge only), it is debatable whether you need to take Advair. Consider stopping it . Consider getting checked for vocal cord dysfunction as well. ...Read more
Convinced I have cancer ? Confusion Diff breathing patterns past year wheezing have + mehtanine airway disease pft. Heart beat feels weaker daily when try exercise don't get pounding heart feeling. CBC panel ct scans hemat / ent / lung doc normal
Mgt: A virtual consultation may be helpful. I would suggest uploading your PFTs for review. Are you currently taking any medications? Do you smoke? ...Read more