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Hello again everyone. I know the very best thing i can do is go to the doctors regarding the ringing and i have an appointment with an ENT about this on May 6th. I am not too sure how to ask this but i will just get straight to the topic and ask: Has anyone who has ever had a cholesteatoma such as myself experienced bad ringing in the ear(s) to the point where it almost creates a headache? (A bit of history to my story, I was once at an ER for a concussion, but the bump shouldn't have been enough to cause me one says the nurse. She took an otoscope (possible spelling) and looked in my ear. She said 'You have a LOT of scarring tissue. Have you been diagnosed with a cholesteatoma?" At the time, a year and a half ago, i dismissed the idea. I thought she was a bit nuts I was polite to her but thinking 'there's no way i could get one of those things, ever.' Now i don't think she was so off on her opinion. A year or so later, i had sinus surgery and the ENT who did that, WONDERFUL doctor, spotted the troublesome devil that has been causing me my source of ear pain I forgot to mention the visit to the ER and of the kindly E.R GP in my last post) .
I should mention it feels very full in there even though no ear fluid is found. The ringing seems to happen mostly on my right side. My lump behind my ear almost feels as though it is about a centimeter across, though things can be decieving back there, it just feels like it. Last year this lump flared up rather quickly. At times my ear pain causes me to say 'ow' either really loud, or quietly or I just plain grin and bear it, depending on how bad the situation is. Another peculiar thing my ear does is thump and bang when the pressure gets too great. It makes me want to scream out loud. Balance has been really bad this weekend as well. I fell into someone and i was really embarrassed.
The ringing has been there before, but never this loud.
I don't mean to wine but i know there are others out there who have the same unfortunate condition. I am also told i will have an auditory brainstem response test. Can that affect the ringing in the ears? I will also be sedated for it as i jump very easily when loud noises happen. I was told by my own GP they can get quite loud, is this true?
So sorry i asked (mentioned) quite a lot here, but it is a lot of information for me to take in as well, I am just wondering if someone has had the same sort of symptoms with their cholesteatoma as well.
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