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Problems about tongue swelling and ear pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have large bumps on back of tounge and ear pain in both ears
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   i have large bumps on back of my tounge and ear pain in both ears
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im worried
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions pertaining to this problem ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   May I know your age and sex ?
User :   female 27
Doctor :   Are you sexually active ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Sorry to put forth this question but, Do you have any intercourse other than the normal way ?
User :   sometimes oral
Doctor :   Since when have you been having this problem ?
User :   bumps i noticed at start of month ear pain has jus came on last week
Doctor :   How big are the bumps and how many of them could you identify ?
User :   there is one big one on the right side and smaller ones round about it and on the left side on there smaller
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im really worried
Doctor :   How about any pain in the bumps and sensation ?
Doctor :   Please do not worry , lets sort it out .
User :   no pain jus annoyin
Doctor :   How about pain in the ear ?
User :   its like a buring pain comes and goes
Doctor :   How much do you grade it on a scale of 1 to 10
Doctor :   Do you see any discharge ?
User :   4 or 5 no discharge
Doctor :   Ok ,
Doctor :   Do you have any other swellings in the neck or back or arm pits /
User :   no not that i can feel
Doctor :   Ok, That is encouraging .
Doctor :   Do you have pain in both the ears ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you see any bumps on your scalp ?
User :   no none
Doctor :   Do you have any white patches on your tongue ?
Doctor :   And do you have any fever ?
User :   em not really no fever
Doctor :   Any throat infection, sinusitis, bronchitis in recent past that you know ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have a single sexual partner ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   How long has it been that you have had Oral sex ?
User :   about 2 or 3 months ago
Doctor :   Could you confirm if you have any red or white patches in the mouth ?
User :   i have white at back at sides but not alot dentist said that was normal
Doctor :   Let me put you on a diferential diagnosis that I can help you with : User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Herpes Zoster is a common viral infection which presents like this.
Doctor :   Please consult a ENT for that immediately
User :   does that give ear pain
Doctor :   2. I would not rule out any Oral thrush or candidiasis because of history of Oral sex.
Doctor :   3. I would also not rule out Tongue Tumors.
Doctor :   Please do not panic , but please visit a ENT.
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