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I am a 25 year old male and have chronic tinnitus for the past three months. I am struggling with the ringing and have already spent coinsiderable money on treatments.
my story begins. i woke up 4 months ago and heard a high pitched tone. i waited a week and then went to a local GP. the GP looked at my ears and said that they were heavily impacted with wax. she then proceeded to irrigatre my left ear. i felt that the irrigation took a long time and occassionaly during the procedure i felt a couple of pinhing pains and pulled my head back. i also found the water fairly cold. after carrying out that irrigation she looked at my right ear and said to use drops and come back in a week.
i have got my ears irrigated in the past but the nurses who did it would not irrigate until a week of drops was carried out. i felt very worried leaving the office incase the GP had damaged my ear.
i went back the week later and the GP irrigated my second ear. I still had ringing and infact i found the sound was worse after the irrigation. i found the ringing in the ear that was irrigated without the use of drops was much worse.
i went back to the GP and met a different doctor a week after. he looked at my ear and said there was now fluid behind the my left ear and he put me on steriods to drain it out.
I got my hearing tested and i have no measurable hearing loss. i infact have 0dB hearing at some of the higher frequencies. i was then referred to an ENT and was in with him for only 10 mins and got no information, he only said do i want an MRI.
the riging in the ear that was irrigated without the use of drops is irritating me heavily i can hear it during the day as well asnight. my other ear dose not bother me during the day.
can irrigaiting ears without the preuse of drops casue tinnitus. my ear drum was not perforated but can the act of water hitting the ear drum damage the ossicles or in any way physically damage the ear causing tinnitus. i completely regret going to the GP and she irrigating my left ear without drop as i am worried that this casused my tinnitus. since that day i have spent 1000 euro on different appointments including accupuncture. This Tinnitus is causing me a serious problem and i have recently just started a new job and the tinnitus is effecting me. will it ever go i am only 25 and honestly feel like i am going to have to stop work because of it. Has that GP casused my tinnitus by carrying out an irrigation without the pre use of softening drops
thank you for taking the time to read my query
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