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Date : 13-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:I having trouble with my right ear it hurts went to NEt DR he told he didn't know Try a Neurology
Doctor:Hi
Doctor:I have read your problem
User:hi
Doctor:May I know what kind of information you are looking for?
User:what going on this has been with me 6 mo.
Doctor:It is hard to say without being able to examine you personally
Doctor:If you can elaborate a little more about this pain in your ear
Doctor:like when it happens
Doctor:and what makes it worse or better
Doctor:I maybe able to give some insight
User:it there most the time my ear feel like heat up at times
User:in moening a lot
Doctor:okay
Doctor:is it pain
Doctor:or does it feel like a blockage
Doctor:or something else?
User:yes pain and the ear heating up
Doctor:ok
Doctor:can you describe the pain
Doctor:?
User:don't feel like blockage
Doctor:okay
Doctor:is the pain like burning
Doctor:or dull aching
Doctor:or throbbing?
Doctor:or is it like piercing kind of severe pain?
User:it hurts some it goes very low other time I feel it bad
User:no stready
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:It is only one side right?
Doctor:not both ears
User:no just my right ear area
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:is it inside the ear
Doctor:or all around the ear?
User:it feel like it but then the whole heat uo
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:sounds more like a neuralgia kind of pain
User:I also feel myself clanking my teeth on that side
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:does that clanking make the pain worse?
User:idon't really know
Doctor:Okay
User:i'm doing it right now an the pain has let off a little
Doctor:I would like you to observe for anything that makes the pain worse
Doctor:okay
Doctor:The pain is unlikely to be related to the ear
Doctor:I would like you do 2 things
User:ok
Doctor:consult a dentist and get the TMJ (A joint, called temeromandibular joint) checked
Doctor:second, consult a neurologist
Doctor:The pain sounds more like a neuralgia
Doctor:that is pain originating from the nerves
Doctor:nothing to do with the ears
Doctor:so as your ENT doctor said, a neurologist will be the best person who can help you
Doctor:don't worry, there are medicines available that reduce this pain
Doctor:but first the exact cause needs to be found out
User:got to tell you had a tooth pulled on my left side the tooth was conext to my sinus bone and he pulled part it with th tooth
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:that was on the left side
Doctor:but your pain is on the right side
Doctor:so I don't think that is the problem
User:ye that the left side
User:so what are looking for
Doctor:I am thinking the problem is the nerves
Doctor:so consulting a neurologist will help you
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:i'm on a lot of meds you say they can help will it be trail an error
Doctor:no
Doctor:there are specific medicines for this problem
User:you think a dr can pin point it
Doctor:yes
Doctor:a neurologist can
User:ok I thank you
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:have a good day ahead
Doctor:bye
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