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MY husband has been experiencing dizziness on bending his

head forward or backward for...
MY husband has been experiencing dizziness on bending his head forward or backward for the past 18 months
ever since he had his ears cleaned by an ear nose throat specialist. First he had the suction method and there still remained something still attached to the ear canal that would not be removed with the suction method so the doctor
took him into a different room put a device in his ear which my husband heard 4 or 5 electrical "snaps" or
"crackling" sounds. Since then he has experienced this dizziness I just explained. He has reported this to his main
doctor but she has referred him back to the ear nose and throat dr.
. Not until just now did he realize the connection between the onset of the dizziness and the "crackling" procedure.
done 18 months ago. He is wondering what this procedure was. He did not ask that dr yet.
He thinks it may have been a laser beam or something like that.
I am worried that the laser beam was too strong and his dizziness is permanent.
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Customer:

Hello Dr Jyoti, Have you read my question?

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yes I have

Dr. P. Jyoti :

i can assure you that laser was not used for this

Dr. P. Jyoti :

laser is not used for wax removal under any circumstances

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nor is any other electrical equipment as such

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but what is used is syringing

Dr. P. Jyoti :

I am sure that what he was subjected to by the specialist was syringing

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this method is used to remove wax

Dr. P. Jyoti :

since he has had dizziness since then, there are two possibilities:

Dr. P. Jyoti :

one is that a perforation of the ear occurred during the syringing

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this can cause dizziness, specially if there was a fistula

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secondly, the possibility remains that the dizziness is not directly related to the ear wax removal and just happened to coincide at the same time

Customer:

what is fistula

Dr. P. Jyoti :

his symptoms are typical of a cervical disc lesion

Dr. P. Jyoti :

a labyrinthine fistula is a connection between the inner ear and middle ear, this can cause dizziness

Dr. P. Jyoti :

getting back to my answer, this sounds typical of a cervical disc lesion

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he needs to do an MRI of the cervical spines

Dr. P. Jyoti :

so my advise is - see a new ENT specialist for a second opinion

Customer:

what would have been crackling sound he heard on the 2nd procedure after the suctioning

Dr. P. Jyoti :

ask about a tympanic membrane perforation

Dr. P. Jyoti :

the crackling sound is due to the water

Dr. P. Jyoti :

water when it hits the tympanic membrane causes this crackling sound which sounds very loud

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you may have noticed this sometimes when water gets into the ears during a bath

Dr. P. Jyoti :

as i said, see a second ENT and ask about two things

Dr. P. Jyoti :

tympanic membrane perforation and cervical disc lesion or any other cause of vertigo

Dr. P. Jyoti :

this will lead to a solution for him

Dr. P. Jyoti :

you should see a different ENT since you have lost trust in this specialist

Dr. P. Jyoti :

but my feeling is that the cleaning is not related and it is due to a cervical disc lesion

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take care

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Customer:

my husband wants youto know that at the same time he was put on a regimen of

Customer:

sodium flouride by his dentist as well as ambien by his psychiatrist to help with sleeping

Dr. P. Jyoti :

well, that would not have caused any significant difference

Dr. P. Jyoti :

it is not significant as far as the dizziness is concerned

Customer:

very good to know this thank you very much for your expertise, Dr.

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glad to help

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ok, thank you again and good health to you as well

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