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I went to the doctor to have him clean out my ear...
Old 8th August 2010
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No doctor of repute does the wax sucking machine anymore. They are very dangerous.
Old 9th August 2010
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sounds like Dr Jaggoff may have caused your injury or at least made it worse...I went to a quack ENT once too for my allergies...he was a moron...good luck, hope you heal up and get a settlement as well...
Old 9th August 2010
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If life deals you lemons, why not go kill someone with the lemons?
Old 10th August 2010
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ouch, as someone who just had to deal with this same problem recently i sympathise - though i didn't have to deal with any incompetent doctors

this reminds me of what happened to an old friend and bandmate of mine:

He woke up one day and his ear was hurting. This persisted for a week or so, so he went to see the doctor. He could hear fine out of his ear, it just hurt - it was a simple ear infection, and most likely would have just gone away after a little while. The doctor says he needs surgery, and my friend gets it. Afterwards, he has to wear protection over his ear which hampers his hearing, but the doctor says everything will be fine when it heals and he removes the covering. A week or so passes and when it comes time to take it off my friend - a dedicated and incredibly creative musician - discovers he is now completely deaf in the ear that was operated on.

Truly sad, and if that isn't grounds for a lawsuit I don't know what is, but his lawyers told him not to pursue it for some reason. Very depressing.
Old 10th August 2010
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getting your ears syringed is quite commonly the cause of a burst ear drum. Its very very common for too much pressure to be used. Vacuuming? eep. sounds draconian

sad to hear it happened man, hope your ear drum recovers.

the best bet is to use the commercially available wax softeners every now and then to keep the buildup down (and read the instructions, and probably avoid if you have a burst drum!).
Old 11th May 2016
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just something very similar happened ro me and i ends up on trauma womitting spining head like ****..headache..just ridicilous by cleaning my ear very drastically..and i already had little hole.in my drum.****er!! english but really ****t..im.defo gonna make a complain and probably even sue him and hospital such a bad ****t service.they just have people morphin to shut up.and i may need operation but not in MRI IN manchester for all people info!!they really ****t and they dont care and dont listen patients.you all who has these kinds of problem sue them and defo write complains!!
Old 11th May 2016
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That sounds very painful. Definitely grounds for a malpractice suit.

That's like going in for hand surgery and losing movement to your fingers. That would be absolutely crippling to a musician.
Old 12th May 2016
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I go with the Hydrogen Peroxide every six months. I have also used this product that seems to work well.http://www.amazon.com/Nutribiotic-Ea...a_it&sr=8-1but as with anything you use on or in your body check with your doctor first. These drops have gotten me relief from some bad earaches but they may not work for everyone. Don't use wooden Q-Tips to remove earwax as you can mess up your eardrum(s). There are lots of horror stories about bad ENTs, I luckily have a good one. She is amazing. I am still dealing with a blocked Eustachian tube after almost two months. It is getting better everyday but it is still not 100%. My ENT says it just takes time. YUCK!

Ear problems are the worst when you use your ears to make money or for enjoying good music. I hope all the people who have posted here are on the mend.
Old 12th May 2016
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I used to love getting my ears flushed out back in the 80s. ENTs have stopped doing that in favor of vacuuming. My ENT sometimes uses a scalpel on my ear drum. He's pretty good. I've never had problems. It does feel strange when the vacuum grabs your ear drum, but in the hands of a qualified ENT, it's not a big deal.
Old 12th May 2016
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AHHHHHHHH ... i do not even want to read / hear anymore .. haha .. i had mine cleaned in Mexico - the guy was good and we did it with hand signals pretty much .. he did the Flush version not vacuum .. i wonder how the OP, KingDiamond, made out in the end ??
Old 13th May 2016
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A doctor used a syringe to clean out my ears a few years ago. I had to use EarClear (a wax removal, it was an oily substance, and I had to put it in my ears for a couple of days for it to work). My ears have been trouble-free since.

But since then I've been developing these tiny 'floaties' in my left eye's field of vision. They're like tiny black blurry spots, annoying nonetheless. I started with one and now 5 years later there are four of them. Occasionally every now and again I get a tiny twinkle in my left eye's field of vision, it's like a tiny star that flashes once and then disappears, only lasts a mere fraction of a second. Intriguing. Not sure what that means. Would love to find out.

Ben

Usually these floaters are pieces of pigment... go see an eye doctor to have it checked...

Don't know how or if they relate to the ear oil.
Old 13th May 2016
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just something very similar happened ro me and i ends up on trauma womitting spining head like ****..headache..just ridicilous by cleaning my ear very drastically..and i already had little hole.in my drum.****er!! english but really ****t..im.defo gonna make a complain and probably even sue him and hospital such a bad ****t service.they just have people morphin to shut up.and i may need operation but not in MRI IN manchester for all people info!!they really ****t and they dont care and dont listen patients.you all who has these kinds of problem sue them and defo write complains!!
Old 14th May 2016
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A doctor used a syringe to clean out my ears a few years ago. I had to use EarClear (a wax removal, it was an oily substance, and I had to put it in my ears for a couple of days for it to work). My ears have been trouble-free since.

But since then I've been developing these tiny 'floaties' in my left eye's field of vision. They're like tiny black blurry spots, annoying nonetheless. I started with one and now 5 years later there are four of them. Occasionally every now and again I get a tiny twinkle in my left eye's field of vision, it's like a tiny star that flashes once and then disappears, only lasts a mere fraction of a second. Intriguing. Not sure what that means. Would love to find out.

Ben
No connection between the two events.

Getting "floaters" means you are getting older. Almost everyone gets them.
See Eye Floaters: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

If you get a lot of them or start to see flashes of light get to your eye doctor very quickly.
Old 15th May 2016
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Most of my nightmares involve ears and hands. Hate to hear this story. Never had the ear wax problems when I was young but I do now. Sometimes I can put a q-tip in there just to the point I feel the clog and spin it and keep removing wax. Last fall my right ear completely clogged up and had to go to the Docs. They put this red stuff in my ears and made me wait for fifteen minutes or so and then blasted them out with warm water. It worked great.

Please everyone be careful with your ears!
Old 27th May 2016
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I've come to the conclusion that ear problems absolutely suck and can ruin your whole day or days!

Just this week I woke up with a headache and a horrible loud ringing in my right ear. The ringing (Tinnitus) was so frickin' loud that it felt like I also had decreased hearing. The ringing also felt as though when a loud firecracker goes of near you and it makes it ring very loudly. It lasted all day and night and was relieved slightly with a decongestant. The next day it continued all day but not as bad as the first day.

By the third day it was gone totally. It may have been a virus or something but it freaked me out at first. I thought for a moment it may have been a Transient Ischemic Attack but thankfully I did not have any of the classic symptoms.

Ahhh it sucks growing old!
Old 26th June 2016
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that "doctor" needs to be in jail. please update us when you've won the lawsuit!
Old 17th September 2017
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My doctor flushed out my left ear with a syringe but he used a lot of pressure and the sound was very loud and the pain almost sent me to my knees.
Now I have lost about 30 or 40 % of my hearing in the ear. I can only hear out of that ear as the right one was damaged beyond repair when I was a child. Now I feel screwed. I live in a nursing home and he is the one who has to order me a visit to a specialist. Wish me luck and pray for me please
Bobby
Old 28th September 2017
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My Dr. told me to go tot he CVS and get a kit so I did. Didn't help much so I had the ear candle thing done. I can hear now and the tinnitus in the left is gone
Old 28th September 2017
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Dude, get your eyes looked at asap. The flashes are what you see when your retina is detaching from the back wall of your eye.

Retinal detachment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medical diagnosis from Wikipedia...a new one for GS. To the op, hope your ear gets better. My daughter tore here drum when she was a kid, and it did heal, but she has to go in from time to time, as that ear seems to build wax more than the other. I also have some floaty eye stuff going on. The eye doctor says it's normal and happens as you get older.
L.
Old 11th February 2018
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I realize this was nearly a decade ago...but im just hoping that you could give us an update. The same thing happened to me..nearly step by step identical...and i was wondering if your ear got better? Or if you followed through with the suit? Thanks
Old 17th February 2018
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my doc a GP just used a metal corkscrew type device and pulled out a 1/4 inch long reddish black plug … i felt like making a candle out of it ..it was so bizarre to think of it in my ear that i took it home with me LOL
Old 6th March 2018
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Just in case find an attorney. I've had my ears cleaned out like that twice and never did it hurt or damage my ear. Actually the last time I flushed my ears myself using peroxide and warm water. I hope it heals.
Old 10th April 2018
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OP.. can you please let us know what happened in terms of litigation? I believe you only have 2 years from the date of the incident to file a case/claim (in NJ at least)
By rights, any malpractice case would at least be half finished at this point. Are you unable to discuss it or did you not hire an attorney?

I seriously hope you did.. because there is no way this isn't a viable case. If a lawyer told me no I would have went for a second opinion.
Old 13th May 2018
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A doctor used a syringe to clean out my ears a few years ago. I had to use EarClear (a wax removal, it was an oily substance, and I had to put it in my ears for a couple of days for it to work). My ears have been trouble-free since.

But since then I've been developing these tiny 'floaties' in my left eye's field of vision. They're like tiny black blurry spots, annoying nonetheless. I started with one and now 5 years later there are four of them. Occasionally every now and again I get a tiny twinkle in my left eye's field of vision, it's like a tiny star that flashes once and then disappears, only lasts a mere fraction of a second. Intriguing. Not sure what that means. Would love to find out.

Ben
First I am older and as someone who has to regularly deal with ear wax
#1 do not allow a doctor to use a hypodermic type syringe or vacuum, they can be dangerous (if misused ) and they are totally unnecessary.
I use warm water and a rubber ball type ear syringe to flush (not inject a high pressure stream) and I also some times use an oil product called Miracell and warm water and rubber syringe


Just a word of advice on "Floaties" get them checked by and eye doctor Because depending on the kind of floatie (especially fuzzy opaque black, grey, or brownish, spots ) they "Can" be an indication arterial plaque and indicate carotid artery or coronary plaque build up .. Ignore the symptoms at you own risk .. I did and ended up having to have Bilateral Endarterectomies one on each carotid and a year later double bypass open heart surgery .
Old 1st February 2019
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I've never had my ears cleaned with a vacuum machine: the right way is to flush the wax out with warm water.

In order to sue a doctor, you have to be able to prove that what he did was outside normal prescriptive action. If you could prove that the vacuum was not S.O.P., then you'd have a case. But this thread seems to indicate that it's a normal procedure.

You should be fine shortly.
Old 2nd February 2019
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I hadn’t realised how old this thread was. I hope the OP recovered eventually.
Old 2nd February 2019
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Sounds like he went too deep...Malpractice law suit pending.
Old 2nd August 2019
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Jesus guys, use hydrogen peroxide yourself and call it a day. There's a good post on the first page describing the painless and effective process. The worst risk of that is drying your ear canal skin out some if you do it over and over. Don't stick anything in your ears, and don't let anyone else do it either unless there's a damn good reason, and earwax does not qualify as a good reason IMHO.
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