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Experience:  Board certified with experience in primary care.
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I've just gone deaf in one ear, & it's messed up my balance.

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Hi. I've just gone deaf in one ear, & it's messed up my balance.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: I've just had a look inside with an endoscope, and there's a large pussy looking zit at the base of the ear drum
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Major tinnitus in the same ear for the past 3 yrs. I've been to a few doctors, but there's nothing they can do. they just keep giving me hearing tests, about 8 now I think, and they always show the same thing, so I've given up on trying to find a solution
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
but this bubble thing has just appeared, a day or two ago.
I'll leave this up, but I've got to go. Back in 5 mins.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I'll be able to send a screenshot when my friend gets back from town with the phone & endoscope.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 10 days ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I looking forward to assisting you with your question and providing excellent service. Sudden deafness is an emergency. You need to go to the ER or the A and E. You may need treatment for a ruptured ear drum. I hope this information is helpful to you. Please reply with any questions you may have. Thank you for coming to Just Answer for help.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
I don't think it's ruptured. Can I send you a screenshot to have a look at?
It'll be another 1/2 hour or something until my friend with the scope gets back
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 10 days ago.
Its not going to be helpful. You need emergency treatment
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
ok, thankyou.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 10 days ago.
You are welcome