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Pain and sensitivity to sound in ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi XXXXXXXX
User :   hello doc
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   for a few days I am experiencing pain in my right ear
User :   i have become very sensitive to sound
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any cough/cold?
User :   can not tolrate loud sound
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any discharge from the ear?
User :   hmm no
Doctor :   do you feel any giddiness/dizzyness?
User :   sometimes when I am in an elevators..
Doctor :   is that something that you noticed after your earache started?
User :   and I feel that my hearing capaciy has reduced in right ear
Doctor :   what started first AAAAAAA
Doctor :   earache
Doctor :   giddyness
User :   Nothing unusual
User :   earache-yes
Doctor :   poor hearing hearing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   have you had this earache problem before?
User :   yes sometimes I feel that.
User :   No sir,never
Doctor :   ok old are you?
User :   I think that this problem is attibuted to a lot of mobile usage..
User :   I m 28
Doctor :   mobile usage is a problem yes
Doctor :   but since this is just a few days old a problem
Doctor :   you must get your auditory assessment done
User :   o.kay
Doctor :   how come you use the mobile so much?
Doctor :   someone special you keep talking to?
Doctor :   :)
User :   yes my husband
Doctor :   oh great
Doctor :   anyway
Doctor :   coming back to your ear
User :   yes
Doctor :   I guess you need to get certain tests done to see if the hearing loss is significant
User :   namely
Doctor :   webers and rinne tests to start with
Doctor :   these are simple tuning fork tests
Doctor :   that any ENT surgeon will do
User :   okay .Thankyou so much
Doctor :   plus if your giddiness is also related to hearing loss and
Doctor :   earache
Doctor :   that will also be assessed by this
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   can you tell me exactly when the pain started?
Doctor :   as in one week/two weeks
Doctor :   five days?
User :   I have this feeling since last 2 years
Doctor :   oh

Doctor :   and you have not got it checked till now?
User :   no coz it has never been severe..
User :   even now I have a dull and intermittent pain
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :  
i urge you to visit an ENT at the soonest
User :   very dull pain which exagerates on phone usage
Doctor :   to get the assesment done
User :   yes sir I will get it done ASAP
Doctor :   he may then get you an audigraphy done
Doctor :   whihc area are you staying i
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you could check out on our website home page
Doctor :   for an ENT surgeon around your area
User :   Sure and thank you for your help sir.have a nice day
Doctor :   I think you need a more thorough consultation than an online one
Doctor :   ok have a nice day
Doctor :   Hi Again
Doctor :   u thr?
Doctor :   I will have to close this window since there are others in the queue
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