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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   I have this problem of tinnitus
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please fill these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No
User :   It has been around since I was in school but only discovered it as a disease when I was 25. Now I am 50+
User :   OK
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   your details can you type them?
User :   Age: 54, Male, Architect, Married, 2 dependants
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   Was discovered having essential hypertension while still at school. Have been under treatment for High BP. Taking medicines regularly and living a normal life
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have any vertigo?
User :   No
Doctor :   any hearing loss?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any discharge from the ear?
User :   Not unusual. But I clean the excess wax once a week.
Doctor :   has the hearing loss increased progressively?
User :   Yes. Over the years.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you taking any medications now?
User :   Not for this problem yet.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this problem present in any of your family members?
User :   My father just discovered it as a disease at the age of 83 after I mentioned it as an abnormality.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   the disease may be a condition called otosclerosis
User :   He has had it for very long
Doctor :   it has this symptoms you mentioned
User :   What is otosclerosis?
Doctor :   have you gotten yourself evaluated with a ENT doctor?
Doctor :   it is a condition in which the small bones in the ear fuse
Doctor :   it is usually corrected by surgery
Doctor :   have you gotten yourself evaluated with a ENT doctor?
User :   I had been to one and I also got an audiometry test done. But no follow up thereafter.
Doctor :   i suggest that you visit an ENT doctor and get yourself further evaluated
Doctor :   once the exact cause is determined then the next step in treatment can be decide
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Doctor :   for ENT surgeon
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   No thankyou. Thats all for now.
Doctor :   ok
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