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    Damaged ear
    PierreEls posted:
    I am a man of 51 years old.I am a South African working in Saudi Arabia.I had my ears cleaned (wax removal) at the site clinic.The doctor used a seringe with water to clean both my ears. Right after the "cleaning" was done, a ringing, buzzing started in my ears/head. This is ongoing for about 2 weeks now.I went to the hospital in Saudi and the ENT doctor had me take a hearing test. Apparently my "high frequency" side of hearing was not as supposed to be.The doctor gave my "Genseng 500" tablets to drink for one month. I requested an MRI but he said this was not necessary. Could the doctor at the site clinic damged my ear/s when cleaning. He used the seringe about 5 times in each ear before he was done.While he was doing this I could feel some pain. The hospital docter told me I could have TINNITUS. I think my ear could have been damaged or water could be in my ear still. What can I do?Can this be TINNITUS? What alternative is there to find out.
    Thank you - Please help!
    rohvannyn responded:
    Tinnitus just means "ringing in the ears." It can be traced to a specific cause, or sometimes the cause cannot be found. I can't think how ginseng could be a help for it. I don't think an MRI would be much help either though. If you felt pain, maybe there was a little damage, or maybe there was a little infection in there to begin with that was irritated by the cleaning? Did you have ear problems in the first place that you tried to resolve by having your ears cleaned? It could have been a cause, or it could have been a coincidence. Someone with more experience, who can see your ears up close, is needed.

    'Your focus determines your reality.' --QGJ

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