The Ear Is Often Buzzing?
Hello doctor u003cbr u003I am a woman aged 27 years, 3 months the ear to the left I kept buzzing and ringing ,, At first I thought I put on a cottonbat then I went straight to the year, there was no cotton, the doctor said, three days after that my ear I was buzzing, and the hum was more pronounced when I was sorry the day I was not active, I had gone to ENT since my ears were buzzing until now and a series of treatments, the first visit my ears were checked, the doctor said there was a problem with the canal in my ear that connects my ears and nose, I also have a history of rhinitis (in 2013, I was exposed to the thickening of the mucosa, the contents of the x-ray), then I was given medicine a week again, the surrender came again and the following visit was still given oral medication, the next month I was sent under control once a month and that’s already me underwent a series of medications that I underwent, hearing tests and st scan no saforing (I read that in the x-ray map) and the results were good. I’m like a doctor, but the buzz and ringing are still there until now and my ears also feel clogged, when I swallow there feels a “crack ” sound, and when I yawned there was a sound, then I finally contacted it 4 days ago (25 April 2018), the doctor suggested injecting my eardrums, the doctor also said that there was a risk for the eardrums not closing again after the injection but it would usually close again ,, what I asked if I had to get an eardrum injection so that the buzz and ringing in my ears disappeared?
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus in the medical world. Tinnitus is actually broader than just buzzing. Tinnitus is a condition in which our ears hear abnormal sounds that other people don't hear, which can be like buzzing, ringing, whistling or the roar of an engine. Usually this condition will go away on its own. However, in certain medical conditions, this sound persists and becomes a symptom of disease. Among others are:
Lack of iron Neck injury Ear infection Anxious or stressed side effects of drugs such as antibiotics, antidepressants to anti-inflammatory drugs Hearing loss Impaired eardrums Hearing disorders High blood pressure Meniere's disease which causes inner ear problems Tumors of the hearing system
With so many causes of tinnitus, ranging from simple to one that requires serious treatment, your step so far is actually correct, by going to an ENT doctor. Because by going to an ENT doctor, you will be able to do a more in-depth examination which may involve a CT scan, MRI, audiometry, and blood tests. And with good results from all of these examinations, then you also have to start considering psychological or mental factors in the form of stress and anxiety, to fatigue in studying or working.
Regarding your question about whether or not to have an eardrum injection, we cannot provide further details. Because as we have said, there are so many causes of tinnitus or ringing in the ears, and more if you read our article by clicking on the following link about tinnitus or other similar articles about ringing in the ears. In addition, we did not check on you so we cannot give you a definite answer.
So among our suggestions is, as a patient of course you have the option to get a second opinion from other ENT doctors, which one of the risks is that you will be asked to do a repeat examination earlier. But that way you will be sure that there is no serious condition you are experiencing such as a tumor or cancer.
But regardless of what you decide, among what you can do at home to relieve symptoms is to relax through breathing exercises, yoga, meditation, listening to soft music, avoiding stress and getting enough rest. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa