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Ruptured ear drum, headaches, hearing aid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   good evening
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   i have a few questions for my father
Doctor :   Ok
User :   ok... he has a ruptured ear drum and the doctors have recomended hearing aid. I have fixed and appointment for the 14th Jul, in a couple of days. However, he gets severe headaches, lasting sometimes that whole day.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   his BP is normal and he is a sugar patient, with sugar in control
Doctor :   I would like to know few more things which would help me in suggesting you better
User :   can the headache be due to the ear problem?
Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   sure...
User :   60
Doctor :   May I know the cause of the ear drum rupture?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Did he have any infection of the ear?
User :   it happened over a period of time, no accidents of any sort
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What was his advise?
User :   yes, he did and we have consulted an ENT
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes,
User :   we consulted two, one recomends an operation to suture the ear drum... but its has godd chances of rupturing again, even with a simple common cold. The other is strictly against an operation, as he feels there is no use and recomended hearing aid
Doctor :   Did he take any antibiotics for the infection?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the exact locations of the headache?
User :   yes, the doctor has prescribed them... but his headache persists
Doctor :   Ok no problem.
User :   sure, one moment please
Doctor :   Ok
User :   front part of his head Dr.
Doctor :   After going through the description provided by you, I feel that his headache could be due to infection of sinus.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   sometimes the back portion of his head gets heated up
Doctor :   You need to see you ENT specialist and get a X ray of the sinus as to confirm the cause for the headache.
User :   ok, do you see a need for a head scan here/
Doctor :   As your father has ear drum perforation due to infection, the most probabillity here would be infection of sinus producing headache, but needs an evaluation and the treatment accordingly.
User :   ok, these symptoms dont lead to anyother conditions in the brain, right?
Doctor :   The other possibilites would be the spread of infection but it is difficult to comment right now with out any investigations.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   Please see an ENT specialist and get him completely evaluated.
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
User :   i understand... will do.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   thank you for your time.
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine.
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   no, you've been helpful. thank you.
User :   You too, good night.
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