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Typically affects: The ovaries more dramatically (endometriomas are large blood filled, benign masses on the ovary that cause pain) however, the inflammation and scarring associated with endometriosis can cause tubal distortion that could lead to tubal dysfunction but the clinical relevance can only be answered best by understanding each patient's history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my shunt flow study test it looked like the dye had stopped half way it didn't get to the end of the tube i am hearing a clogging noise in there to?
No: You sound like you may have an intraventricular shunt. If it is truly blocked you have a neurosurgical emergency and you should be communicating with me from "the ether". Come to think of it you are! Anyhow, no you hear through your ears and you are not hearing any noises from your shunt other than anxiety. ...Read more
I have a vp shunt can you hear fluid coming through the tube i've been hearing this gurgling noise sounds like it goes down the shunt side?
Not likely: The flow of fluid through the small tube is not enough to produce turbulent flow, which would produce noise. If the reservoir in the shunt valve is depressed, and that reproduces the noise, you may have some air in the reservoir. That is benign. Check with your surgeon if the sound persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ETD: It doesn't normally lead to permanent hearing loss, but if it is a long term problem that isn't treated and followed by an Otolaryngologist, it can lead to middle ear ossicular "bone" problems or a condition called cholesteatoma both of which can cause permanent damage to hearing. Fortunately, this can be treated and alleviated. See an ENT and get examined and a hearing test. ...Read more
Is it better to wear over the ear or in ear protection when you have ear tubes and have to wear hearing protection at work?
DB levels: Choose which ever product provides the highest dB protection (and hopefully that one is also the most comfortable!). ...Read more
ENT. No.: A patulous eustachian tube does not require a hearing aid. There are a variety of treatments available. See ENT doc for exam, recommendations. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/858909-overview ...Read more