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If I see an otolaryngologist, what can I expect from his/her examination?
11 doctors weighed in

Chris Gouveia
General Practice
7 doctors agree
In brief: H.E.E.N.T. exam
This can vary greatly depending on symptoms.
In general, otolaryngologists focus on the heent (head, eyes, ears, nose, throat) exam, and can often perform specialized in-office exams such as: microscopic otologic exam (detailed ear exam & wax removal), flexible nasopharyngoscopy (fiberoptic nose and throat exam), video stroboscopy (vocal cords exam), or rigid rhinoscopy (exam of nasal passages).

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In brief: H.E.E.N.T. exam
This can vary greatly depending on symptoms.
In general, otolaryngologists focus on the heent (head, eyes, ears, nose, throat) exam, and can often perform specialized in-office exams such as: microscopic otologic exam (detailed ear exam & wax removal), flexible nasopharyngoscopy (fiberoptic nose and throat exam), video stroboscopy (vocal cords exam), or rigid rhinoscopy (exam of nasal passages). Connect with a doctor for a more personalized answer ›
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Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: ENT Exam
The exams depend on the history but they often use scopes, mirrors, ct scans, ear exams, audiology (hearing tests ), cultures, allergy testing, and other modalities.
They are usually not painful so don't suffer in silence.

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In brief: ENT Exam
The exams depend on the history but they often use scopes, mirrors, ct scans, ear exams, audiology (hearing tests ), cultures, allergy testing, and other modalities.
They are usually not painful so don't suffer in silence. Talk to a real doctor now ›
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Dr. Robert Knox
An otolaryngologist is going to look into your ears, your nose, your mouth and throat, and examine your neck. If any abnormalities are found or suspected in areas that can't bee seen with a headlight and tongue blade, a mirror or flexible endoscope (magnified light) may be placed into your nose to exam the back of your throat. All this should happen in less than five minutes, and not cause you any pain.
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