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My name is Nadeem I am 41 years old and an Electrician by trade, I have developed tinnitus like symptoms in my left ear about January 2015. Initially I thought it might be just a wax or my work related noises might be causing this and ignored it for a few weeks than just home remedies as I am generally quite fit and well and look after myself and try not to bother GPs. But in this instance no difference in my ear so booked an appointment with gp he checked throughly and advised no wax no infections etc so reffered me to ent specialist. Got an appointment in another few weeks time. He did hearing test b4 I see him than slight deterioration in left ear but been told try to live with it as there's nothing in my ear but he asked me if he how if I send you for an MRI scan but everyone I sent so far for this problem there was nothing in their MRI results but I will send you anyway.
we are now in July when I got my 1st MRI scan and after 2 weeks of that scan I received another letter to come back for another MRI with dye injection. Went again and after a month or so received a letter from same ENT to cone and see me. We are now end of September and he delivered the news that it is Acoustic Neuroma it's a small one approx 13mm by 7mm.
He explained the course of treatment but a team of specialists at Leeds General Infermiry will decide that. Only last week I have received an appointment for 11/01 2016 to see a specialist at LGI.
Any advise will be extremely helpful from previous patients or professionals as if I were to given choice between Gemma Knife and a surgery which one should I take bearing in mind ENT also mentioned that specialist might decide to leave it and monitor it for a few years because it is very slow growing but ultimate decion will be there's.
thanks for reading,
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