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What is meant by absent reflexes in tympogram? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 25-Apr-2014
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User:Hi
Doctor:hello
Doctor:please go ahead with your question
User:What is meant by absent reflexes in tympogram
User:The impedance testbto my 3 year son ears
Doctor:absent reflexes means the nerves connecting the brain and ears are not working
User:He has adenoids so dr wanted to test his ears got problem or not
Doctor:Oh okay
Doctor:is your son able to hear well
User:The report says bilateral b type tympogram with absent reflexes. S/o middle ear pathology. Yes he can hear clearly talks more
Doctor:absent reflexes usually mean some problem with the nerves
Doctor:okay
Doctor:you said your son has adenoids right
Doctor:once the adenoids are treated the fluid will drain out
Doctor:in that case absent reflexes means there is fluid in the middle ear
User:Plan to surgery next month for adenoids and also dr want to remove fluid from his ears
Doctor:then the reflexes will return to normal
Doctor:Removing the adenoids will automatically remove the fluid also
Doctor:if the fluid remains after the surgery for adenoids, then your doctor can go ahead and remove the fluid
Doctor:Your doctor probably wants to avoid two surgeries, so he is suggesting to remove the fluid at the same time
User:Yes then we r going in correct path?
Doctor:yes
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:is there anything else You want to ask me?
User:Ok than u dr now im clear
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me here
Doctor:goodnight
Doctor:bye
User:Good nite my pleasure thank u
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