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Tympanometry Health Risks
Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis.. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing ...Read more
Test of ear: Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing bones can be deciphered. ...Read more
Hearing check: Typanometry measures how well the eardrum moves. It is a great way to pick up fluid behind the eardrum which is common with colds, sinus issues, allergies, and as a result of an ear infection. If a child has a normal eardrum and a chronic problem on tympanometry the child may benefit form an ENT evaluation. It is a useful tool to monitor recovery form ear infections as well. ...Read more
8mo gettting tympanometry. Is pain normal? Should they have smaller probe or dig to get right angle? She screamed worse than when she had her shots.
Pain is not normal: Pain is not normal, but aggravation and fussiness is extremely common. ...Read more
Typanometry: This test is performed in your physician's office -- this is routinely performed by a primary care or ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more
Confusing question: If you have functioning tubes in place, tympanometry would not be particularly helpful. If there was a plug in one or both tubes, it would produce a visible wave form, but would usually just produce a flat pattern. I suppose if you wanted to verify tube function it could be used that way, but I prefer to look at the tubes. It is usually obvious. ...Read more
Sometimes: After the placement of ear tubes, audiologic testing is common — the audiogram portion is helpful in reassessing the hearing after treatment and tympanometry may be used to confirm the patency of the tube (open vs. Clogged). ...Read more
An audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged. Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?
Hard to feel tubes.:
You likely aren't able to feel your eustachian tubes however you might feel a sensation of fullness in the ear. This could be due to ringing or decreased hearing from thickening of the your ear drum or irritation of the nerve in that ear.
Tympanometry tests are vague and generally can't be relied upon 100%. However, if they are normal for the most part it's unlikely that you have anything serious. ...Read more
I had a tympanometry today at ENT office. Nurse performed 4 times in each ear back-to-back, due to printer error. Is this harmful to my ear,?
No: Tympanometry is a measurement of middle ear pressure and should not cause any injury to the ear canal or ear drum. The most important question is once the printer did function, what were the results? Furthermore, the nurse could have easily read the graphic results on the screen before it was printed. ...Read more
Fluid detection: In infancy the retention of normal middle ear mucous is common if it doesn't drain out of the eustachian tube. That fluid can become infected if germs invade up the tube to the middle ear. Tympanometry can provide evidence for the presence or absence of fluid through detecting the resilience of the ear drum. If no fluid is detected, no middle ear infection will be present. ...Read more
ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?
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From a practical standpoint, sure if there's a person with a cold standing in a crowded subway, there is an increased risk that person's sneeze and germs will find its way to another person.
In terms of personal health, can't really say there's any added risk of riding the subway.
Public transport is good for the environment.
You could argue, driving a car is more dangerous (ie accidents). ...Read more
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Painting: Paint is lead-free these days, but fumes can make one feel nauseated. It is the place where you are painting which may be more dangerous. For example, an old building can have lead in old wall paint, painting in high places wothout proper safety equipment can result in injury, etc... ...Read more
Not much: Life is meant to be lived and (I would hope) to be enjoyed. Staying away from a nice bonfire because you're super-scrupulous about inhaling a tiny amount of smoke just isn't worth it. You can't go through life shunning everything that might contain something that might irritate you or have some nasty something in it. Embrace life. ...Read more
Sure there are: Smoking is 100% bad for you. It's toxic. No amount of smoke is good for you anymore than any amount of poison is good for you. Or radiation exposure. What's unclear is how many starts to be a significant risk. When you ask are there any health risks, you already know the answer. ...Read more
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Find the cause: Very low hemoglobin levels will restrict your exercise tolerance, but the greatest danger of anemia is that it warns of an underlying problem. While the cause is often a woman's loss each month or during pregnancy, or non-supplementing vegetarianism, anemia may warn of cancer, ulcers, B12 deficiency which can cause brain damage, and a host of other bad things. ...Read more