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What can I expect in an appointment with an ent?

What can I expect in an appointment with an ent?

Depends: At the least, you can expect the doctor to obtain a history of the problem for which you are seeing him/her. You'll also have a physical exam of some sort, probably just of the head and neck region. What happens after that depends on your presenting symptoms and what the doctor finds during the exam. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

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


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What can you expect from the first appointment with an ent?

What can you expect from the first appointment with an ent?

Head/neck: ENT is also called head and neck surgery. During the first visit, the ENT doc will take a complete history of you chief complaint. He/she will perform a complete head and neck exam including nose, ears, throat, vocal cords. Often a hearing test. often endoscopy of nose or throat. Xrays may be done. ...Read more

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Should I go to urgent care for a peritonsillar abscess? I made an appointment with an ENT but they can't see me until the 9th. I'm swollen and in pain

Yes but: Yes this way they will start you on antibiotics, and some topical treatment until you see the specialist.
you can go to the ER, it is more expensive, but if they found out that your condition urgent and required immediate surgical intervention, they can admitt you and ask for an urgent ENT consult.
either way seeing somebody sooner will be better ...Read more

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What can I do for a followup ENT appointment?

Go: It's not clear what your appointment was for, what they said, and what was their plan for follow up. ...Read more

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What will the ENT be looking for at my first appointment?

What will the ENT be looking for at my first appointment?

Head/neck: ENT is also called head and neck surgery. During the first visit, the ENT doc will take a complete history of you chief complaint. He/she will perform a complete head and neck exam including nose, ears, throat, vocal cords. Often a hearing test. often endoscopy of nose or throat. Xrays may be done. ...Read more

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What could I do to make an appointment to see a ENT specialist?

What could I do to make an appointment to see a ENT specialist?

ENT: I would consult directly with your family physician. He or she may have particular ENT specialists that they work with. Your physician's office may be able to assist with arranging for session with one of those otolaryngologists. ...Read more

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What can I expect at my first ENT appointment for my throat? Do they have to numb my nose and throat or can I opt out of the numbing spray?

Why the check up: Why are you going to an ENT?
Depending on that they may or may not have to numb your throat.
Remember its your body and you can ALWAYS opt out of any medical advise as long as you take responsibility for your decision. ...Read more

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I am going in with my 79 year old father tomorrow to an appointment with his ENT. He has a tumor in his throat that the ENT wants to remove surgically. What questions would you recommend that I ask of his doctor? I have the following on my list: size of t

Stage/Prognosis: What is tumor cell type and what are the treatment options as far as chemo or radiation as well as surgery. Also has the tumor spread anywhere else? Need to ask what is entailed in the surgery and what deficits may be expected after in terms of swallowing and talking and dietary restrictions. Don't be afraid to get multiple opinions to explore all options ...Read more

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Will the ENT doc be able to run tests for at office today for appointment or will I have to do a bunch of testing as outpt (vertigo/ringing/headache)?

Depends: Some offices may have all the equipment to teat and treat your problem other offices may not have this capability. Call the office first to ask regarding the specific office about this. ...Read more

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Can black mold or any other mold cause abnormally swollen glands that see painless? Really worried right now my ENT appointment is 3 weeks away

Can black mold or any other mold cause abnormally swollen glands that see painless? Really worried right now my ENT appointment is 3 weeks away

Lymph nodes can: Enlarge as a healthy response to many infectious processes including molds. That said, it would be a bit surprising to have large nodes in an otherwise healthy young man. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had an ENT (ear nose and throat) appointment for a tongue problem?

Has anyone ever had an ENT (ear nose and throat) appointment for a tongue problem?

Of course: But a dentist is a doctor of oral health. By definition "A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a health care practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity." Wikipedia. ...Read more

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Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march

Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march

Yes: With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge. After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual.
If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept. ...Read more

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Tonsil infection 6 weeks. Now: swelling down 60%. Pain in mouth, top, throat, tonsils. Comes goes daily. ENT appointment 3 weeks away. Any ideas?

Tonsil infection 6 weeks. Now: swelling down 60%. Pain in mouth, top, throat, tonsils. Comes goes daily. ENT appointment 3 weeks away. Any ideas?

Simple...: Get a throat culture. Change toothbrush. Start a antibiotic which you have not taken in last 3 months. Take Vit C. Maintain good oral hygiene. If had oral sex....let PMD know to give appropriate medication to clear it. ...Read more

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Doctors what to do for balance/unsteadyness 24/7 for years if ENT apointment take months? : (worred : (

See Neurologist: How about seeing a neurologist? Someone like myself could get an appointment for you within days of calling the office. I believe many large academic centers (such as Cleveland Clinic and others) advertise same day appointments. I'm not sure why anybody CHOOSES to wait MONTHS to see anybody nowadays. ...Read more

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I have swollen left tonsil and I have an ENT appoitment I am suspecious about HPV can they tell me if my swollen tonsil because of hpv?

Tonsil swelling: Hpv will typically cause a small lesion called a papilloma, not cause one-sided tonsil swelling. There can be many possible causes, but I am glad you are seeing an ENT soon to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What can expect at an ENT consultation?

What can expect at an ENT consultation?

Exam: It depends on the complaint. Usually you have a general exam of ears, nose and throat. Sometimes an endoscope is used to check nose/sinus or throat. Sometimes a hearing test is obtained. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with chronic granular pharyngits by an ent. But I don't have pain. Is there anything to be worried. It doesn't respond to medication..

Chronic laryngitis: I really am not familiar with the term, chronic granular pharyngitis and I am an ENT that does voice work. I would suggest that you see someone who takes care of the voice mostly., a laryngologist. You will need at the minimum, an assessment with a speech pathologist. He or she can work with you to modulate the voice to get better faster. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Saw ENT for f/u he took thiswart looking thing off ulvula don't smoke/chew. My ulvula always looked like that didn't think abnormal? What is that then? It was clear little bigger than corn kernel weird

Saw ENT for f/u he took thiswart looking thing off ulvula don't smoke/chew. My ulvula always looked like that didn't think abnormal? What is that then? It was clear little bigger than corn kernel weird

Probable papilloma: Squamous papillomas are common on the uvula and soft palate. They are flesh colored with a rough surface and often are attached by a narrow stalk. Rarely malignant as they are associated with low risk hpv virus types. Not aware these have anything to do with smoking or alcohol intake, or oral sex. Hopefully it was sent for pathology review if there was concern about what it is. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a ent appt for non-flexible eardrums?

ENT: The ENT is best qualified to evaluate your eardrums. He or she will assess your drums to see if fluid or sometimes you might have had infection calcifying the drum. He or she may set up specific testing to see how your hearing is doing or anatomical image. ...Read more

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Is there an ENT that would be willing to talk to me I don't have insurance!

ENT: Hello, I am a board certified ENT doc working in bloomsburg pa. We have open slots in our schedule for people like yourself. This website also offers options for discussions as well. I would suggest contacting an ENT doctor near you and see if they offer the same coverage. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you become an ent?

How do you become an ent?

Residency and...: In the U.S., a general ENT surgeon (otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon) has completed 4 yrs of medical school followed by 5 yrs of very intensive medical and surgical training (residency). Some ENTs go on to do a fellowship, which is 1-3 yrs of additional sub-specialty training in fields such as advanced ear surgery, sinus surgery, pediatric ENT, facial plastic surgery, and voice/swallowing. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to see an ent?

Highly variable: Insurance usually pays between $75-150 for an initial office visit depending on how complicated the issues are. For uninsured I charge $25 if they are able to pay. ...Read more

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Is there relief while we wait for ent?

Is there relief while we wait for ent?

Consult your PCP: We don't know what you are waiting for to see ENT. Meanwhile you can contact your Primary Care Doctor if you need any help for relief or go to ER ...Read more

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I' m looking for an ENT in ventura ca?

Use www. Entnet. Org: You can check the www site of the american academy of otolaryngology:

www. Entnet. Org

this is the main specialty association for ENT doctors in the usa. There is a search function on the site that will give you academy members in your area. ...Read more