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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

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Ear pain 4 2 mo. 4 courses abx didn't help. No tmj. Hearing tests = normal. ENT ordered temporal ct. What r possible findings?

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 more

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Had ear pain 2 mo. Ago, put alcohol in and got better, but after week had cold with dizziness. 2 mo. Latter only dizziness returned. Why?

Had ear pain 2 mo. Ago, put alcohol in and got better, but after week had cold with dizziness. 2 mo. Latter only dizziness returned. Why?

Different Structures: Ear pain and changes in hearing are separate anatomically from dizziness and vertigo pain that responds to a little water/alcohol mix suggests the ear canal. A cold and dizziness can affect the middle ear by changing function of the eustacian tube (middle ear) and associated labyrinthitis (vestibular apparatus responsible in part for our balance) which is not part of the hearing mechanism. ...Read more

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Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear infectio: If there is drainage there is probably a perforation of the ear drum due to a chronic ear infection.The ent surgeon who did the tonsillectomy should check the ear.Pain can be referred but drainage is not normal. ...Read more

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Ear pain but no outer/inner infection. dds r/o tmj. Pain has lasted 1.5 mo & 4 courses of abx/drops have not helped. ENT is confused. What's going on?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. Check site for OFP near you: http://www.aaop.org/ ...Read more

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6 mo severe ear pain & drainage. 4 infections/yr, several failed abx. Negative ct/mri/hearing test. I think ear surgery = next step, but what kind?

6 mo severe ear pain & drainage. 4 infections/yr, several failed abx. Negative ct/mri/hearing test. I think ear surgery = next step, but what kind?

See an ENT: You should go to see an ENT physician and get examined. The surgeon will be able to decide what treatment you need, be that surgery or what.. ...Read more

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4 ear infections this yr, 6 mo ear pain, abx not helpful. Ear surgery an option, in combination w/revision tonsillectomy? Seeing ENT Wed.

4 ear infections this yr, 6 mo ear pain, abx not helpful. Ear surgery an option, in combination w/revision tonsillectomy? Seeing ENT Wed.

Keep ENT appt: Your ENT appointment will clear this question up for you! Since that doctor will be able to actually examine you and better knows your history they will be in the best position to discuss options. Yes, sometimes surgical intervention is beneficial but that is dependent on your history and exam. ...Read more

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Ear pain 2 weeks. Dr said eardrum bulging. The pain is now extreme. Is this normal? What can I do?

Ear pain 2 weeks.  Dr said eardrum bulging. The pain is now extreme.  Is this normal? What can I do?

Otitis Media: If the doctor said the ear was bulging he/she diagnosed it as a middle ear infection. This is quite painful and would also cause your hearing to be decreased because of the fluid behind your eardrum. The treatment would generally be an antibiotic. If the pain has not improved in a couple of days we would usually change the antibiotic. Call your doctor and tell them what is happening. ...Read more