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Diagnostic tests to rule out ear infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi im a 55 year old female, for couple of months now ive been having a strange sensation down my throat on one side it almost feels like something is trickling down or coming up in area between ear and throat, this is not acid reflux or mucus from my nose i have no pain lumps or difficulty swallowing but im very worried by this im feeling well no other symptoms its not there all the time comes and goes can you please advise
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   give me a min let re go thru your query
Doctor :   when does it happens?
User :   anytime it is either not there at all for many days then i can get up in the morning and its there all day
Doctor :   how long does this feeling lasts ?
User :   matter of second at a time
User :   few seconds
Doctor :   other than that NO SYMPTOMS ?
User :   i dont notice anything when im eating and drinking
Doctor :   ok
User :   no sometimes my ears itch but nothing else
Doctor :   and have you taken any tests
Doctor :   ?
User :   no
Doctor :   i suggest you should just get a X ray done
User :   can you not suggest anything it might be
Doctor :   its difficult to say as you have NO symptoms what so ever
Doctor :   so one a diagnostic procedure can help us to evaluate it
User :   no other than sometimes my ears itch do you think it could be serious
Doctor :   it can be a mild infection
Doctor :   nothing serious i can assure you that
User :   ok well thankyou
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   see you have no signs that point to anything serious
User :   no i dont could it be my ear
Doctor :   it can be a minor infection, an examination from a OTOSCOPE by an ENT doc can help more
User :   ok thankyou
User :   ok thankyou
Doctor :   yoru welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   and happy holidays .. dont worry just a normal examination will sort it out for you
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