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Confirmation of sinusitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I am having an ear-and-nose related problem.. For the past 6 months, hearing a minor noise like sound in my left ear and also suffering from frequent sneezing and blocked nose when I lie down. Have got my ear checked (some audio test) which showed nothing wrong. What to do?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   this is Dr xxxxx
User :   Nice to see you
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   sure
Doctor :   probaly y have a sinusisits, which is the culprit
User :   ( I might add, for the last 7-8 years I have been having problems in my left ear...)
User :   alright
User :   so what check ups should I get
Doctor :   please get a X ray of your PNS (paranasal sinuses)
User :   fine....
User :   that will confirm sinusisits?
Doctor :   yes
User :   alright....
Doctor :   may i know what were the problems in your ear ?
User :   some 8 years back, I had once blown my nose so hard, that I sensed a sound (in my left ear only) as if something went into it....
Doctor :   ok
User :   since then, at times I have a numb left ear....
Doctor :   any ear discharge ?
User :   and also I can sense something vibrating there quite often...
User :   no no discharge
Doctor :   Any pain, itching, etc
Doctor :   any deafness, or decreased hearing
User :   no ....itching or pain, but I think I hear lesser in my left ear...
Doctor :   So did the doc who examined your ear find anything there, also was he a ENT doc ?
User :   yes he was, he asked me to respond to some low decibel sounds....that I could hear....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did he suspect any infection in the ear
User :   he said he couldn't find any fault with it :(
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   presence of running nose, nasal bloackage, headache, etc are symptoms of sinusitis,
User :   hmmm
User :   so I should straightaway get the x-ray done?
Doctor :   In case you have them for a long time, it can result in recurrent infection in the ear as well
User :   hmm hmm
Doctor :   get a X Ray PNS - AP & frontal view -
Doctor :   but this should be done with consutation
Doctor :   of a doc
User :   alright...
User :   thanks!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   thanks for your time...
User :   goodbye...
Doctor :   bye for now
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