Ear issue
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sarahflowers posted:
Hello, I work in scheudling for an ENT dept. I was able to run over to the clinic be seen for an ear issue today but am confused by the info I was given. My right ear is having aching pain with nearly constant shooting pain, very itchy, some dizziness this morning, has decreased hearing, pressure (feels full), I can feel pressure when I bite down, I feel something behind my ear near the end of my jaw that is more swollen than the other side. I barely slept last night b/c of the discomfort. The ENT doc I was able to use a tool to quickly look in my ear and said it didnt look horrible and he didnt see any blockage. What else could be going on that maybe he didnt see using that tool? He didnt do a full consult b/c he is a doc I schedule for and he was just looking in my ear quickly as a favor. Taking tylenol and Ibuprofen so often for the pain is bothering my stomach. Please help!
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atti_editor responded:
Hi sarahflowers,

While I cannot provide medical advice or diagnosis on this board, I encourage you to make an appointment to have a thorough ear exam done by your doctor. There could be something going on that the doctor you saw was unable to identify in his quick look at your ears. In the meantime, you might want to read through these symptoms of an ear infection -- itching, feeling of fullness, and pain that is worse when you chew are all listed.

Best wishes,
Atti