Waiting for Doctor's Appointment — Concerns Over Clicking Ears and Ear Fullness

Discussion in 'Dr. Stephen Nagler (MD)' started by MrCrybaby, Jan 19, 2020.

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    1. MrCrybaby

      MrCrybaby Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014, 10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      School Band, Noxious Car Radio
      Hi Dr. Nagler,

      I have a much more level headed question for you this time.

      The specialist I initially saw after my acoustic trauma completely dismissed me and did not want to follow up. Discussing with my GP doctor, we decided that I’d get an audiogram done then decide about seeing an ENT from there. Well, by the time I have my audiogram it will have been 4 months from my referral and 5 months from the acoustic trauma (and 2 months from now) and I’m getting more and more worried about the state of my left ear. It has recurring fullness, but even when not stuffy it doesn’t feel “right”. As well the clicking in my ears has persisted for 2 months now.

      Are these symptoms enough of a concern that I should talk to my doctor again, or do you think I should stick to the plan we made?

      Mostly I’m worried that I’m going to end up being outside the treatment window of whatever is going on in my ear by the time I see the right person.

    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Thanks for getting back with a follow-up question, @MrCrybaby

      Here's how I see it ...

      You have concerns related to your health. Now all I can do here on the Doctors' Corner is write in generalities - but this is YOUR health we're talking about, and YOU are worried. To my way of thinking, your being worried is a good enough reason for you to pursue things now with a specialist because, as I said in my last response, "The best I myself can do is offer an educated guess."

      Hope this helps -

      Stephen M. Nagler, M.D.
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