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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has colitis. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has colitis. What is that?

Colitis ?: Colitis, simply means inflammation of the colon. There are both chronic and acute forms. Acute forms are usually a bacterial or viral infection of the colon and can be treated with antibiotics or simply hydration, but can also be ischemic colitis involving a lack of blood flow to the colon. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis are chronic forms. Surgery may be required in some situations. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has barrett's esophagus. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has barrett's esophagus. What is that?

Common: If you had 200 classmates, probably 3-5 have barrett's, whether they know it. The increased cancer risk is real, but not tremendously high and the large majority never have any problems beyond occasionally needing to be endoscoped. Depending on the pathologist's report on initial biopsy, some people may only need to return if reflux symptoms get more troublesome. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has ovarian insufficiency. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has ovarian insufficiency. What is that?

Premature menopause: Ovarian insufficiency is another way of saying someone is going through menopause. There can be various causes of why someone might go through this prematurely. This can be treated with supplemental hormones and should not keep your friend from attending the reunion. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has an endocrine tumor. What is that?

Many types: They are tumors composed of cells that are typically found in endocrine (hormone producing) glands. They can be found in different parts of the body and depending on if the type, can secrete hormones. ...Read more

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Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has cavernous sinus aneurysm. What is that?

Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has cavernous sinus aneurysm. What is that?

Type brain aneurysm: The cavernous sinus consists of veins, the carotid artery, and nerves. It can be affected by various disease processes including infections, inflammation, aneurysms, and tumors. Aneurysms usually arise from the internal carotid artery as it passes through the sinus. Aneurysms are dangerous because they may rupture and therefore should be treated using endovascular techniques. ...Read more

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How do I test my hearing?

How do I test my hearing?

See an: Audiologist for a hearing test. You PCP may prescribe a wax cleansing agent prior to the test if ear canals have wax impaction ...Read more

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How can hearing be damaged?

How can hearing be damaged?

Noise: Although some lose hearing from inherited problems or local disease, the most common cause of hearing lose in younger people be exposure to noise. People at especial risk are rock musicians, foundry workers, riveters, and servicemen on flight decks of aircraft carriers. Older folks can get loss from what is called presbyacusis, the loss of hearing of the elderly. ...Read more

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When does baby start hearing?

When does baby start hearing?

Babies hear at birth: Babies can hear at birth. A baby can hear even before he is born, but the sounds are dampened because he is inside his mother and surrounded by amniotic fluid. Hearing tests can be done on newborns before discharge from the hospital. ...Read more

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Could hearing change at age 14?

Could hearing change at age 14?

Yes: Repetitive loud noise without hearing protection, trauma or infections could impact hearing. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Why is my hearing bad sometimes?

Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read more

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How can I improve hearing levels?

How can I improve hearing levels?

Clean ears or aids: Occasionally getting the wax out of the ears will improve hearing, but otherwise hearing aids may be needed. ...Read more

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Are online hearing tests reliable?

Are online hearing tests reliable?

Not entirely.: It is a good way to screen for hearing loss. There are several factors that an online test cannot help with, such as the nature of your hearing loss, whether it is from the outer ear, middle ear or inner ear. A visit with an audiologist would be more informative. ...Read more

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Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Can i permanently damage my hearing?

Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more

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How to know if I'm losing my hearing?

How to know if I'm losing my hearing?

An audiologist: Can perform hearing tests that would help to determine this. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my ssdi hearing?

SSDI: A judge or an administrator will review the facts and may have a medical expert that he gets advice from. ...Read more

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My left hear is not hearing very well?

My left hear is not hearing very well?

Hearing test: You can get good advice from your doc who may send you to a certified hearing audiologist. That person can test you and tell you what is happening. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

What's wrong with my hearing? Ringing.

Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears can occur in various ear conditions including wax, middle ear problems and more often without an obvious cause. Better to see an ENT doctor to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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Can a person can gain hearing capacity?

Can a person can gain hearing capacity?

Hearing loss: It depends on there are correctable causes of hearing loss- such as wax, acute otitis media, perforated ear drums(surgically correctable) otosclerosis. Most sensorineural deafness are progressive, no possible cure. ...Read more

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Is there a way to improve your hearing?

Is there a way to improve your hearing?

Yes: Hearing aids will make sounds louder. If you are deaf, cochlear implants will give you sound and speech detection and understanding. If you're hearing loss is due to fluid behind the ear drums, evacuation of the fluid will help y our hearing. If it is becaue of wax, removal of the wax will improve your hearing. ...Read more

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Should my child get regular hearing tests?

Should my child get regular hearing tests?

Depends on situation: Most newborns are screened at birth now in larger hospitals. They are routinely screened every year or two in the schools & at well checks at 5 yr. I like to arrange a hearing test anytime a mom feels baby is not responding. ...Read more

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What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

What should I do if my hearing gets very bad?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What to do about hearing is bad due to concert?

What to do about hearing is bad due to concert?

Hearing injury.: Not much you can do.
Just don't repeat.
Got to hearing clinic for testing. Free at say Costco. ...Read more

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I am seeing and hearing things. Please help me!?

I am seeing and hearing things. Please help me!?

Medical evaluation.: This can be serious. I don't know your past medical or psychiatric history nor medications or substance use history. However, if you hear things that no one else can hear or you see things that are not reality based — please let your personal physician know promptly. He will need to evaluate & may refer you for neurological &/ or psychiatric evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of you to lose your hearing?

What are the causes of you to lose your hearing?

Many causes: Loud noise, medications, infections, trauma, tumors, degenerative conditions, aging, strokes, chronic health conditions such as diabetes amongst others. ...Read more

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What can you do if your hearing becomes distorted?

What can you do if your hearing becomes distorted?

Hearing loss: If hearing get bad, obviously you need to see your doctor or an ENT surgeon to identify the problem and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been hearing things in my house?

What to do if I have been hearing things in my house?

Depends.: Does anyone else hear these noises. Have you checked to see if you can find a cause. Does it happen a lot?
If it sounds suspicious, like someone unauthorized is in your house, call 911. If this is ongoing, check with your doctor to see if these are auditory hallucinations and if there is a medical cause, and if not, what to do next. If you hear voices that tell you to hurt yourself or others, ER! ...Read more

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Are there hearing exercises that can improve hearing?

No: Not that I know of. But acupuncture or some alternative therapy might help unblock the energy that is causing hearing loss.
It depends on what is causing your problem. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about losing my hearing! Only 16! Help!?

Get hearing tested.: You should have a hearing test. Make sure you don't listen to loud music, esp. W/ headphones on. You can turn the volume down on your cell phone, tv and stereo. If you are constantly exposed to loud noises, such as near a construction site, then consider wearing earplugs. Make sure you can still hear sounds, such as a car coming when you cross the street. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have lost my hearing because of music?

How can I tell if I have lost my hearing because of music?

Audiometry: If you are worried about hearing loss, compare your hearing of faint sounds with your peers. If you hear less well, then see an ENT specialist for adiometry to determine the type of loss and whether there is something to help it. Very loud music can contribute to hearing loss but there are plenty of other reasons. ...Read more

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What symptoms can be observed in hearing-impaired toddlers?

What symptoms can be observed in hearing-impaired toddlers?

Deafness in toddlers: Can present with profound speech delay and appear not to be listening. Young children with hearing impairment may also exhibit a variety of behavioral problems attributable to frustration. ...Read more

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