5 Hours After ENT Visit My Ears Fill Up Again

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hotaru, Feb 10, 2016.

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    1. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
      After a week of not having any pressure behind the ears and seeing an ENT earlier today who told me I didn't have ETD, I get pressure again. Also, I might be going to an AM-101 screening. This is my third bout of possible ETD in two months. What should I do now? Should I get a scan? An operation?
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Have you had a test with a tube up your nose as that is the best way to check for ETD ?....lots of love glynis
       
    3. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
      No, none of my doctors have ever ordered any tests to make sure I'm okay, no scans, no blood tests, no tubes, nothing.
       
    4. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I would defiantly try get your eustatian tubes checked properly .
      My hubby had the test done today and said was painless just a little uncomfortable .

      I'm not sure how easily it is for you if don't have NHS but would push for a routine MRI and nose test ......lots of love glynis
       
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    5. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      I asked the ENT I last seen recently to look at my Eustachian tubes and see if there was inflammation and he said that was difficult. When I went to Paparella years ago the ENT there said I had a abnormal left E-tube so apparently only certain ENT's can do it.
       
    6. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
      But why wouldn't he or the other ENT I saw test me in the first place?
       
    7. There really isn't a good test for ETD though I think basic tympanometry is part of a comprehensive hearing test (Quotes are from http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/disorders/unilat/etd.htm)

      Nor is there particularly good treatment:

      If you are using a nasal spray, you might look here http://www.fauquierent.net/etd2.htm for information on how to maximize its effectiveness for ET issues.
       
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    8. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
    9. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      You might want to see if you can see a ENT that specializes in ETD like I'm seeing on 2-15. Probably best to forget about your past ENT's visits and possibly get a referral. Many of us hindsight, but it does no good, only makes you angry if you think something was not done properly.
       
    10. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
      What about urgent care or a hospital? That'll be faster.
       
    11. (Keeping in mind that I am not a Doctor.) I would assume that an MRI could see something, but I don't think it is used as a diagnostic tool for ETD. Moreover, even if you found an ENT willing to do the test, I think you would be hard pressed to find an insurance company willing to pay for an MRI to look for ETD.

      In my opinion going to an urgent care or an ER with a complaint of ETD and hoping to get better testing than at an ENT would be a waste of time and money.
       
    12. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      You could do that. Some ER docs are not very sympathetic to people with tinnitus, but if you have other symptoms yeah. I learned that the hard way.:( If you have a primary care Dr. he/she could order a head/brain MRI. I had one done last year in regard to tinnitus, but it was their idea. It was actually a spine Dr. that took interest in my tinnitus. That was nice of her.
       
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    13. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Hotaru have you tried NETIPOT treatment?
       
    14. Hotaru
      Depressed

      Hotaru Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12-15-15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      URI/ETD
      Netipots make my T worse and cause pain in my nose and ears. Steaming just puts more fluid inside my head. Hilariously, when the pressure stops, (every 10 days) the T is worse.
       
    15. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Agreed, I've found urgent cares to be pretty useless unless it's something obvious like a broken bone.
       

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