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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hello!im having trouble with being deaf.about 4 years ago i had my nose quaterized & my nasal passages opened slighty as i was suffering from being bunged up all the time & from nose bleeds.for the last 11 months i have been seeing my gp because i have suffering with being deaf in right ear.i have had a hearing test which shows my hearing is down very slighty from where it should be but they cant pinpoint the problem so i have recently booked an appointment with local ent at hospital.my symptons are nausea,pressure behind the eardrum & many nose bleeds from right nostril.since my operation i have been using beconase spray,decongestants & steam inhalation
Doctor :   Hi..
User :   hi
Doctor :  
Let me read through the paragraph
User :   ok
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   im 37 & male
Doctor :  
When did you under go the surgery?
User :   4 years ago
Doctor :   What type of surgery was performed?
User :   quaterized nose & opening slighty of nasal passages
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
Do you have blocking of the nose too now?
Doctor :  
I mean not because of the bleeding, due to increased nasal secretions?
User :   im always blocked up & im getting alot of nose bleeds from right nostril ,the same side in suffering deafness
Doctor :   Do you have ear pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any discharge through the ear?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Do you have fever, dizziness?
User :   no
Doctor :  
Do you have any other medical problems such as diabetes, hypertension?
User :   just pressure ,nausea & tittus
User :   no
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
Let me explain.
User :   sorry tittnus
Doctor :   You mean tinnitus?
User :   yes
User :   from a child i have always suffered with ear infections
Doctor :  
The ear and the nose is connected through a tube called eustachian tube
User :   from as far back as i remember i have always had trouble with right ear
User :   ok
Doctor :  
So any collections in the nose can get collected in the middle ear.
Doctor :  
Over a period of time that may get infected.
Doctor :  
Such persistent infection may lead to decreased hearing and the other ear problems that you have including the tinnitus.
Doctor :  
Hence you need to be examined by an ENT surgeon
User :   ok
Doctor :  
he will decide if that can be treated with medications or if you need surgery.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Hence the proper treatment would be decided only after an examination of the ear.
User :   ok
User :   many thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
You can come back to us after an examination by the surgeon and we may be able to help you better.
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   ok . my appointment is 1st march
User :   i will let you know how i get on
Doctor :   Get back to us after the examination. and thanks again for using our service.
User :   ok ! many thanks for your help
User :   goodbye
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