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SCARED: Ear fullness, ringing and loss of hearing please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 16, 2010
  • 03:58 PM

I am a 41 yo healthy male.... On Monday afternoon 10/11/2010 after returning from a mountain bike ride I noticed a buzzing in my right ear and followed blocked feeling in that ear. The buzzing continues and I can't hear well out of this ear. I have also felt a lot of pressure/fullness on that side of my head. My balance is fine. Have not had a cold in some time.

First went to my primary care Dr. on Wed. He prescribed a round of antibiotics, since his first thought was an ear infection. Been taking these for 4 days now. Also, went to the ENT dr Thursday and he confirmed that I have mild hearing loss in one ear. They did a Otoacoustic Emission Test and it was abnormal in both ears. One more than the other. Have a MRI scheduled for Monday.

I start reading the things it could be and I am scared. I am having a hard time functioning and have not been in work all week. Not sure there is much anyone could do to help me... Also, the buzzing is driving me crazy. Any encouraging words would be helpful.
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