SCARED AND SOOOO CONFUSED

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iv been doing research on TN ( o haven't been diagnosed waiting on appointment with neurologist) but someone mentioned something about m symptom about my ear!!! Sooo last night I was doing research on TN and like always it made sense but my problems with my ear don't!!! Long story short......DO I HAVE EAR CANCER?? WAITING ON DR APPOINTMENT.......

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    I have never heard of anyone having ear cancer and im an olddd 60 lol. Try not to worry!Xx
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    Try not to let your anxiety get the best of you. Write down your symptoms and any questions you have for the doctor.   I haven't heard of ear cancer being related to TN. I wish you the very best. 

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      Thanks

      I'm not familiar with either..... symptoms that I have.....could go either way!!! I'll be glad to get appointment!!!! I wrote a more detailed blog in this group the other day.....if interested in reading it!!!

      Thanks

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    Hi Amy, The worse possible thing you can do is your own research into any symptom . Anything you google is going to give you the worse possible outcome so please stay away. There are always lots of alternatives to any set of symptoms.  If you're really so anxious please push your appointment forward and when you do this,tell the neurology dept or doctor how scared you are. Chances are that you have a passing illness that can be easily treated.. Do let us know the outcome and meanwhile I hope that you find you're feeling better.

      Love and best wishes , Gill

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    Hi,

    I mentioned mastoiditis, I don't believe I said what it is. My apologies for scaring you.

    Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone, specifically the air filled cells which are important for conductive hearing. When there's inflammation or infection there's usually swelling behind the ear and many of the symptoms you described.

    Cancer of the ear can occur, but it is rare. Your symptoms would be different and mostly associated with hearing and balance. The pain of ear cancers is very different, it's more often described as constant and throbbing, and very rarely does it cause TN type pain.

    I hope this clarifies things for you.

    xx

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      Sheewwww, yes it does lol

      I don't have any swelling!!! But I do know.......no more answers from google!!!! I'm gonna wait until I see the neurologist!!!! Lol

      Thanks soop much!!!

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      You're welcome.

      If you want any further information on TN or any health issues, please use this site (patient.co.uk) or any of the dedicated websites! The information is likely to be more accurate and user friendly. Better yet, wait to see a specialist!

      Best wishes.

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