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It feels like something is moving around in my ear. Not constant

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It feels like something is moving around in my ear.
Not constant movement, periodic throughout day

Dr. Cameron :

hello

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are you still there?

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please enter the chat

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type and hit reply ;-)

Customer:

yes

Dr. Cameron :

any other medical problems or medications?

Customer:

Medications Metformin Glipizide Verapamil

Customer:

Diabetic

Dr. Cameron :

any hearing loss or buzzing?

Dr. Cameron :

did you have your ears checkd?

Customer:

no. Ocassional ringing but not during "movement"

Dr. Cameron :

which ear?

Customer:

right only

Dr. Cameron :

did you have your ear looked at

Customer:

not yet. Concerned that a bug might have crawled in and is moving around. Could fluid feel that way?

Dr. Cameron :

Yes, I am thinking that it is fluid

Dr. Cameron :

A bug can crawl in, but the bug causes A LOT of pain because it scratches the ear drum

Dr. Cameron :

it is quite horrible

Customer:

But on otherside of drum? No fluid in outer ear

Dr. Cameron :

fluid behind the ear

Customer:

No pain just peculiar feeling

Dr. Cameron :

right

Dr. Cameron :

I don't think that this is a bug

Dr. Cameron :

but you may have an effusion which can cause these symptoms

Customer:

What causes fluid

Dr. Cameron :

some times it is an infection

Dr. Cameron :

sometimes it can occur spontaneously

Dr. Cameron :

it can occur under any condition in which the auditory tube is affected

Customer:

What can I do until appointment next Thursday the 12th?

Dr. Cameron :

any history of high blood pressure?

Customer:

YES. High pressure

Dr. Cameron :

it is under controlled?

Customer:

Fairly well

Dr. Cameron :

OKay

Dr. Cameron :

then you can take a decongestant like sudafed or phenylephrine

Dr. Cameron :

this may help the fluid resorb

Customer:

OK

Dr. Cameron :

:-0

Dr. Cameron :

:-)

Dr. Cameron :

I hope that I provided you with excellent service? :-)?

Customer:

Yes, thank you.

Dr. Cameron :

great

Dr. Cameron :

keep me posted

Customer:

ok

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