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  • 13 hours ago

    Is my thyroid under-active?

    I recently went to the doctor for a check up because I'd gained thirty pounds, felt fatigue that got worse after exercise, and my eczema was flaring up. I got blood work done, and found that my TSH level was at 4.830, my CRP at 3.8, my cholesterol 233 (I'm only 22 years old), triglyceride 203, and LDL Cholesterol 133. My doctor says that he thinks it's just allergies that have my CRP high and that my cholesterol isn't that bad, nor the TSH high. I just wanted a second opinion, since....
  • 14 hours ago

    Clear liquid oozing from Cochna section of ear Need Help!

    I woke up this morning with a clear ooze coming from the outer canal of my ear. It's not messing with my hearing or hurting my inner canal, but when I clear the liquid out the area it's coming from starts to feel raw and sting, then when the ooze comes back it stops hurting. I just got over tonsillitis and my right ear (the one oozing) was affected as well, but felt fine for about 2 days. I though maybe it was an infected wound and put a tiny bit of hydrogen peroxide on it and it started....
  • 2 days ago

    Hear pulse in ear...Is there a FIX for this? It drives me crazy!

    I see several asked and answered posts about thecreasons why we can hear our pulse in our ear, but I don't see that anyone has answered if this can be corrected so we don't need to hear this anymore. Can we inject a filler between the ear canal and artery to widen the space and therefore muffle the noise or something?
  • 2 days ago

    Constantly Testing positive for Mono

    I have a question regarding Mononucleosis. About 3 years ago I had tonsillectomy at 22, due to the size and nature of my tonsils. They were extremely large- blocking my airway and swelling due to multiple (4-7 per year) diagnoses of strep throat since I was a child. I was first diagnosed with mono 5 years ago, and have since been diagnosed with it another 6 times throughout the years. Upon telling my family doctor this information, he did a mono test while I felt completely healthy- the results again....
  • 2 days ago

    Strep Throat With Ear Infection

    It started with strep throat. I get it every year and this year was no exception. I had the regular swollen tonsils with white spots, fever, body aches, and a cough. Two days into it I developed ear pain in both ears but it was extreme in the left ear. That night I started losing hearing, echoing, and pulsating tinnitus all in my left ear only. Now my symptoms are down to swollen tonsils with white spots, a little cough, pulsating tinnitus, and moderate ear ache. My mother told me I dont need antibiotics....
  • Swollen tonsils for almost a month

    On August 25 I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with strep throat and given antibiotics (Augmentin). I felt better for a bit but woke up early morning on September 5 with my neck and throat swollen to the point I couldn't breathe. I went to the hospital where they tested for mono but it was negative. They admitted me and gave me steroids and antibiotics through an IV every 4 hours, they said I had tonsillitis. I was discharged the afternoon of September 6. They gave me more antibiotics (300mg....
  • 3 days ago

    Spreading sores in mouth for over a week, doctor says not infectious?

    I've had these sores/spots in my mouth for about 8 days now, starting on the top and bottom of my tongue, and then spreading to the bottom of my mouth underneath my tongue about 4 days ago, and now to the back of my mouth/throat about a day ago. Only the ones on my tongue give off a mild to moderate burn, the rest are painless. I went to a walk in clinic when I noticed it had spread to underneath my tongue about 4 days ago, and upon examination they said it didn't look infectious, and they....

  • 6 days ago

    Hearing Evaluation Results

    I had a hearing evaluation completed because I had some pressure in my ears, ringing, and intermittent hearing loss (it only happened a few times). The evaluation stated that my Audiometric and ENG testing were normal, but the results of my DPOAE test do not state what the results were in laymen terms. For my Otoacoustic Emissions (Type DPOAE) test the result was "Partial" for left ear and "Partial" for right ear. What does "Partial mean? Then the Audiologist stated in his....
  • 6 days ago

    Ringing in ears and dulled hearing after night at club

    Last night, I went to a club with a couple friends. The music was exceptionally loud, and we stayed for a few hours. When I left, I noticed that my ears were ringing and that I could not hear nearly as well. I assumed this would disappear the morning after I left the club, but when I woke up my ears were still ringing, and my hearing was still significantly dulled. Did I permanently damage my ability to hear? Will the ringing stop, and will my hearing come back?
  • 7 days ago

    Eardrum Infection; Air Leaving Ear Canal

    Afternoon WebMD just looking for some advice. A day ago when I was at the beach I dived underwater and felt what I thought was perforating my eardrum. Immense Pain & Vertigo (I couldn't walk or stand up) occurred. The Vertigo subsided but I kept feeling the pain for several hours. I went to a doctor who prescribed ibuprofin and ear drops solution to clear my ears. When I went back for a second visit he cleanser my ears with a medicinal soap solution and checked and said I hadn't perforated....