| | Nasopharyngeal mass
Im a 23 yo male. Around December of 2003 I started having a problem with my left ear. It always felt like It had an immense amount of pressure in it. I was in Australia at the time, and my physician (although he was very helpful) didn't see the need for me to see a specialist. I first used antibiotics, eardrops, and so on. Eventually I just got used to it and the problem comes and goes. Since being back in the states (since last year / feb 2004) Iv'e mentioned it to my doctor who takes a look in my ear and just says its prob the eustatchian tube getting clogged. I should be fine.
I saw a surgeon a month ago for a lump in my throat. It turns out its a swollen muscle from my car accident so nothing to worry about. However, the CT scan of my neck revealed a Nasopharyngeal mass (says it could be my "adenoids" but not sure). My pcp and surgeon want me to see an ENT specialist (ear, nose, throat) now I just did a search for it on the web and im pretty sure its connected to the prob iv'e been having in my ear. Nothing really says much that i can understand about it. Just thats its a pretty serious tumor that can spread thru your cranium ! im seeing the ent next thursday (right before i get my vacation from work!) and im hoping that it turns out okay. If anyone has any advice or information regarding this type of problem please respond.