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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   Hi,
User :   My Father is suffering from Loss of hearing and has had discharge from his ear for the past few years. We went to see two doctors and one suggested an operation while the other said that he can be treated with medicines. I looked up wiki for info and it does say that it can be treated by medicines.

My concern is he is suffering from hearing loss already and if medicines dont work, the condition might worsen. On the other hand,if we go with the operation, would it be safe?
Doctor :  
User :   The Xray gave the impression as: Chronic Mastoiditis
Doctor :  
what is the diagnosis made for your father for which the operation is suggested?
User :   Chronic Mastoiditis
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
chronic mastoiditis can be very much treated with medicines and with surgery
Doctor :  
surgery has better results with almost 0.1-1% recurrence chances
Doctor :  
medications will just be for the treatment of th ecurrent episode
Doctor :  
with recurrences happening many times

User :   thanks
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