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Pulsing feeling behind right ear and headaches only when lying down due to ear infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   ive been having a pulsing feeling behind my right ear and headaches only when i lie down
User :   i had a ct scan and ekg that were both normal
Doctor :   ok
User :   the headaches are worse in the morning
User :   i just had a bad ear infection that lasted a month
User :   do you think the pulsing and headaches are normal after a bad ear infection?
Doctor :   YEs they are normal after a bad infection but it also depends on how severe the infection was and the duration of it
Doctor :   Though I say it may be because of the past infection there are other causes too
Doctor :   to determine whether it is worriable or not
User :   i have an mri scheduled for 13 days from now, do you think i should be concerned until then?
Doctor :   The matter of concern depends on the severity of the symptoms and other assosciated symptoms
Doctor :   If you can answer my questions I can say whether you should be concerned or not
User :   ok
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Doctor :   When was yoiur infection cleared
Doctor :   are you back?
User :   the infection cleared last monday
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so its been about 8 days
Doctor :   How long did the infection stay on you?
User :   about 4 weeks
Doctor :   and how many days did you use the antibiotics?
User :   i used 5 days of azithromycin at first
User :   and right before it cleared 2 days of avelox
Doctor :   Could you tell me what was the diagnosis made by the doctor for your ear infection
User :   yes at first it was eustachian tube dysfunction
User :   then an ear infection (they saw fluid behind the ear drum)
Doctor :   Do you had serous discharge from the right ear?
User :   none
Doctor :   Ok I guess it could be Serous Otitis Media
Doctor :   that usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to clear
Doctor :   are you there listening Joe?
User :   yesterday a doctor examined me and said they only saw a very slight amount of clear fluid behind the ear drum, nothing substantial
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have allergies?
User :   i dont believe so
User :   i have an allergy test scheduled at the end of the month
Doctor :   How is your hearing now?
User :   my hearing is perfect
Doctor :   Do you have pulsatile pain all round the day?
User :   i had a hearing test done
User :   the pain is only when lying down or especially in the morning
User :   but the pulsing is in line with my heartbeat
User :   my doctors think its the infection being drained through the lymph nodes
Doctor :   Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height:
Doctor :   Every infection is drained so throught he lymph nodes
User :   21, male, student
User :   would it cause the pulsatile feeling in line with heartbeat
User :   mostly felt on the side of the infection
Doctor :   Yes the pulsatile feeling is because of the blood flow
Doctor :   which is in line with the heart beat
Doctor :   as the CT scan is showing normal
Doctor :   with no fluid remaining in the middle ear
Doctor :   there should not be a problem
Doctor :   Did the doctor confirm that the middle ear is free from fluid now?
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   is this the same doctor
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