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What does it mean to get tympanometry test done? How does it work?

What does it mean to get tympanometry test done? How does it work?

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

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Tympanometry (Definition)

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


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Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

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

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A audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged. Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?

A 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

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What is the definition or description of: tympanometry?

What is the definition or description of: tympanometry?

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

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tympanometry?

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tympanometry?

Tympanometry how?: Tympanometry is a quick procedure that involves placing an earplug-like device in the ear in which middle ear pressure is to be measured. For both ears, it takes 1-2 minutes at the most. No oral or IV pre-medication needed. ...Read more

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Do I need a tympanometry after ear tube surgery?

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

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How does tympanometry relate to ear infections?

How does tympanometry relate to ear infections?

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

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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,?

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

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What does it mean to get a treadmill test done?

What does it mean to get a treadmill test done?

Stress test: A treadmill test is a cardiac stress test, in which one exercises on a treadmill in order to make the heart work harder in order to see if this stress test on the heart shows signs that the heart is not getting enough oxygen-rich blood flowing to a part or parts of the heart.. ...Read more

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I have to get a blood test done for work will it show i have smoked weed in the last 30 days?

I have to get a blood test done for work will it show i  have smoked weed in the last 30 days?

Marijuana: Marijuana can easily still be positive for up to sixty or more days after your last use. Please be aware that the newer tests can easily detect any attempt to fake out the test. ...Read more

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I had an undetermed.(high) h. Plori result. What does that mean, should I get another lab test done?

I had an undetermed.(high)  h. Plori result. What does that mean, should I get another lab test done?

H. pylori presence: Suggests possible source for stomach or esophageal inflammation, erosion, ulcers. Discuss findings & any symptoms u have (heartburn, chest pain, stomach pain) with doc to determine need for treatment. ...Read more

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My Dr did blood work on me and I am sick do any one know why my doctor test me use don't you have to be healthy to get blood work done?

My Dr did blood work on me and I am sick do any one know why my doctor test me use don't you have to be healthy to get blood work done?

Ok: You can be sick or healthy to have blood work done. Depending on the blood test performed the doctor can provide more information on how to help you. ...Read more

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I had to fast for 12 hours and had to get blood work done and urine test done. The dr called and told me my cholesterol was high. Is this bad?

I had to fast for 12 hours and had to get blood work done and urine test done. The dr called and told me my cholesterol was high. Is this bad?

Your Doctor: Without the actual results of your tests there is nothing here to comment on. We here at health tap have no connection to your doctor or your lab. I cannot imagine doing a test on a patient and not providing a full explanation of the results. As a patient you have a right to ask for a complete and full explanation of these test results. ...Read more