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Subdural hematoma, stroke, CT scan findings, terminology, cholesteatoma

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

I am very desperate for your response, no one else wants to help me. To make a long story short, this question is regarding my father. He had a ct scan and this was the result. The patient has had a left frontoparietal and a right frontal craniotomy. A subdural drain [...]

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Nose, Nostril Skin, Cartilage, Skin Change

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

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Iv noticed that the skin in my right nostrol has become simaler to cartilige. It isent the imediate area around the nostril, but the part above it. If i feel the inside and outside of my nose at the same time it feels like a plate that is there. [...]

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Sinusitis, pressure, sinus, chronic, several months, antibiotic treatment

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

I have had sinus pressure (above eye’s, either side of nose in cheek area, as well as sometimes back of head at neck) for over 3 months now. I’ve gone to the doctor numerous times. I am allergic to PCN (which they tell me is the best for this sort of thing). I have tried [...]

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Calcium Deposits in Voice Box (Larynx) on X-ray

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

I had my spine doctor tell me from x-rays that I have calcium deposits in my voice box. He is not treating me for it. What does this mean? Is it something I should seek diagnosis from my regular doctor for?
Dr. Joshua’s Answer:
Calcium deposits are often found in various parts of the [...]

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Child Sinusitis, Ear Infection; Recheck Appointment Necessary?

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

My husband an I have noticed that in the last three years our pediatrician is doing recheck appointments for a lot of conditions. We were told recently to make a recheck on a sinus infection for our son after he is done with his antiobiotics. Is this something new? Is it really [...]

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Throat Pain, Scratchy Throat, Swollen Lymph Nodes, Shooting Pain, Allergies, Smoker

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

I am 53 years old and have been a smoker for 6 years. I just recently noticed a deep pain in my throat. It’s not like any sore throat I’ve ever had. It comes and goes and shoots down into my upper chest area a little. My Lymph glands are swollen and my throat is [...]

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Scratchy Voice, Vocal Chords

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Vocal Cords, Scratchy Voice, Ear Nose And Throat Specialist
My voice has been scratchy for over 4 months. There is no pain. What are possible causes? What type of doctor should I see if it doesn’t clear up?
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Dr. Joshua’s Answer:
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Some common reasons for a raspy or hoarse voice are vocal chord disorders such as [...]

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Meniere disease, tinnitus

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I have a terrible constant ring in my ears. I have been to an ENT and he prescribed Lasix that did not help. I have type II diabetes. When this all started I was walking on a treadmill and it felt like waterwent in my left ear. After that I was dizzy upon rising and [...]

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Hearing Loss - Drug Side Effect?

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Hearing Loss and Naproxen
See Chronic Pain Syndrome - Tired of Pain - Jean asks an additional question:
I do have one further question if you’re able. I’ve always had a mild hearing loss due to massive infections as a child. Though recently my last hearing test showed an increase to a moderate loss, i’m wondering if [...]

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Wet Ears, TMJ syndrome, Surgery

Saturday, February 18th, 2006

I have a history of TMJ syndrome and had surgery in 1991. They did a scope on one side and arthrotomy on the other due to a ruined disk. Recently I have had a daily occurance of waking up and my ear canals are wet with fluid. Typically it will be worse on the side [...]

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