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Nurse pulls tooth from man's ear canal
news.ninemsn.com.au ^ | Oct. 18, 2010 | ninemsn staff

Posted on 10/17/2010 8:36:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A British man who endured agonising earaches for 33 years says he can finally sleep easy after doctors removed a tooth from his ear canal.

Stephen Hirst said he went to hospital for one final attempt to diagnose the source of the pain when the nurse made the discovery, the Daily Express reports.

"The nurse put a suction tube in my ear and cleaned it, then she had a go with a microscope probe and finally used some tweezers," Mr Hirst was quoted as saying.

"She said she couldn’t believe what she’d found in my ear and showed me the tooth."

The 47-year-old said he did not know how the tooth got in his right ear but believes it may have happened when he was still in school.

"At school one day I was swinging between two desks ... I fell and smashed the back of my ear. It might have happened then," the now 47-year-old said.

Mr Hirst, from Sheffield, said the pain in his ear was so intense he would often bang his head on the wall to distract himself.

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bda; ears; headbangers; nhs; socializedmedicine; teeth; uk
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1 posted on 10/17/2010 8:36:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My dentist usually goes in through my mouth. LOL! But hey! Whatever works!


2 posted on 10/17/2010 8:39:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what’s this nonsense about a doctor pulling the tooth out?...it was a nurse....


3 posted on 10/17/2010 8:40:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Socialized medicine... it only takes them 33 years to figure out the source of an earache is a freakin’ foreign object in the ear.


4 posted on 10/17/2010 8:40:52 PM PDT by streetpreacher (I'm not a preacher of anything; I'm just a recipient and unworthy steward of God's grace.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ahhhh, the good old British healthcare system that Barry wants to emulate. Good grief.


5 posted on 10/17/2010 8:40:56 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It took 33 years for social medicine to figure this out.


6 posted on 10/17/2010 8:41:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have heard all of the jokes about the Brits having bad teeth, but WOW!


7 posted on 10/17/2010 8:41:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ain’t socialized medicine grand?

33 years of excruciating pain and no doctor found the cause.


8 posted on 10/17/2010 8:41:43 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: FlingWingFlyer

socialist dentistry at work.


9 posted on 10/17/2010 8:41:49 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: cherry
what’s this nonsense about a doctor pulling the tooth out?...it was a nurse....

This is the UK with its NIH. He'd have had to wait for years for a surgeon, and then, the bureaucracy may well have denied the procedure.

10 posted on 10/17/2010 8:42:54 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr Hirst, from Sheffield, said the pain in his ear was so intense he would often bang his head on the wall to distract himself.

Did it work?

11 posted on 10/17/2010 8:43:49 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...who endured agonising earaches for 33 years.”

I wonder how much a nationalized healthcare system impacted this long discovery? One would think an x-ray would have given the source of pain fairly quickly.


12 posted on 10/17/2010 8:43:59 PM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How did the doctors miss what the nurse found? And why give a doctor credit in the article?


13 posted on 10/17/2010 8:44:20 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Maybe that is what is wrong with my brain.

Occasional alien hand syndrome.

Cluster migraines.

Neurosis.

14 posted on 10/17/2010 8:46:08 PM PDT by mmercier (I just suck.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t read the story - was the tooth fairy late?/sarc


15 posted on 10/17/2010 8:46:18 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Government healthcare took 33 years to find this?

wow.


16 posted on 10/17/2010 8:48:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"At school one day I was swinging between two desks ... I fell and smashed the back of my ear. It might have happened then,"

How on earth can hitting the back of your ear dislodge a tooth and have it enter your ear canel from your throat?

17 posted on 10/17/2010 8:49:47 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091

And wouldn’t it have ‘grown into’ the tissue by now?


18 posted on 10/17/2010 8:50:59 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr Hirst, from Sheffield, said the pain in his ear was so intense he would often bang his head on the wall to distract himself.

Note to self.. stop banging head on wall and get my ears checked for teeth.

19 posted on 10/17/2010 8:51:59 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Grizzled Bear

“...often bang his head on the wall to distract himself.

Did it work?”

I suffer from cluster headaches. This is common among cluster headache sufferers.

It does help, actually.

Although most don’t use walls since your head tends to go right through the plasterboard. A hardcover book is just as effective and doesn’t require patching and painting afterward.


20 posted on 10/17/2010 8:53:44 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The ear tooth must be the one behind the eyetooth.
21 posted on 10/17/2010 8:54:42 PM PDT by dog breath
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To: dog breath

Recently watched a show on ER experiences and a patient was brougt in with a large bug in his ear...the staff deliberatly gave the patient to one of the doctors that had a phobia about bugs...it was funny...he freaked when he looked into the ear and I think it was a bee or cockroach he had to remove.....still alive..


22 posted on 10/17/2010 9:00:30 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: FlingWingFlyer

British dentistry?


23 posted on 10/17/2010 9:06:50 PM PDT by BuckyKat (Green is the new red.)
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To: dog breath

LOL!


24 posted on 10/17/2010 9:10:16 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Me thinks this dude’s got more wrong with him that a misplaced tooth...


25 posted on 10/17/2010 9:13:52 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Haven’t these folks ever heard of X-rays?


26 posted on 10/17/2010 9:16:12 PM PDT by miele man
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To: Jewels1091

that’s what I was wondering, doesn’t make sense to me!


27 posted on 10/17/2010 9:19:34 PM PDT by Deo confidimus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

meh, David Copperfield did that years ago...


28 posted on 10/17/2010 9:19:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nik Naym
Is a cluster headache usually on one side? I have had those a couple of times and the first time I thought I was dying of an aneurysm. The intense pain only lasted a short while and then I just had a really bad headache.
29 posted on 10/17/2010 9:20:28 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Jewels1091
"At school one day I was swinging between two desks ... I fell and smashed the back of my ear. It might have happened then,"

How on earth can hitting the back of your ear dislodge a tooth and have it enter your ear canel from your throat?

I need to ask a doctor if falling on the back of one's head after having ear surgery, could cause an adenoma to grow out of one or more of the parathyroid glands. It's about the only hypothesis I have for how I got primary hyperparathyroid disease.

30 posted on 10/17/2010 9:21:15 PM PDT by wastedyears (Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
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To: goat granny

Good grief. Speaking of which, my sis once had a beetle fly right into her ear, but we were able to shake it out after some time (meanwhile freaking out of course).


31 posted on 10/17/2010 9:22:37 PM PDT by Deo confidimus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe smashing his head on the desk had nothing at all to do with the tooth? Maybe the tooth bud in his ear was just a deformity he was born with and when it started to develop it hurt. Have you read about the people who have their twin inside of them?


32 posted on 10/17/2010 9:27:01 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Deo confidimus

years back I had one of my boys (under the age of 5) stick bubble gum up his nose....hard to get out when driving and he being in the back seat said, *mom I got bubble gum up my nose...*


33 posted on 10/17/2010 9:27:30 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Deo confidimus

poor child, I’ll bet that took a lot of shaking...LOL


34 posted on 10/17/2010 9:28:30 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: wastedyears

“How on earth can hitting the back of your ear dislodge a tooth and have it enter your ear canal from your throat?”

LOL, WY, LOL!!!


35 posted on 10/17/2010 9:30:02 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves" Edward R. Murrow)
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To: goat granny

My uncle put a bean up his nose when he was a boy. The moisture caused it to swell and sprout. He didn’t tell anyone and my grandma didn’t know until the green shoot came out of his nose. Lol!


36 posted on 10/17/2010 9:30:27 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: All

My guess is that as a boy when his tooth fell out, he put it in there and forgot about it.


37 posted on 10/17/2010 9:32:28 PM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

roflmbo...He might have has a large crop of beans to freeze if left alone...


38 posted on 10/17/2010 9:32:48 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds like the tooth fairy got into Tinkerbells pixie dust. Can’t remember where she put that tooth!


39 posted on 10/17/2010 9:38:22 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: mmercier
Dear MMercier:

You should have yourself tested for Candidas. It's a fungus all of us have in our intestines, but if it goes out of control, it punctures through membrane walls and migrates (like cancer) throughout the body. Wreaks all sorts of havoc (including chronic migraines).

It feeds on sugar and yeast, so a strong intake on any given day of these two (which are found in almost everything nowadays) would make the situation worse. Even healthy natural sugars, like fruit, can have an impact.

It's easy to treat, thankfully, through diet and medication. Did all sorts of damage in my own life for years until I was finally diagnosed. I saw relief after only 3 days on the diet/meds.

Hope this helps.

40 posted on 10/17/2010 9:44:42 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: Jewels1091
Not too sure about that.

I had a baby tooth come through my gums, directly under the front bottom tooth line, as an adult. Painful!

Might have been an undeveloped molar that pushed through from the inside.

41 posted on 10/17/2010 9:48:45 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: TheWriterTX; mmercier
You should have yourself tested for Candidas [sic]....It feeds on sugar and yeast, so a strong intake on any given day of these two

Candida albicans IS a naturally-occurring yeast.
Candida albicans is one of the most commonly encountered human pathogens, causing a wide variety of infections ranging from mucosal infections in generally healthy persons to life-threatening systemic infections in individuals with impaired immunity. Oral and esophogeal Candida infections are frequently seen in AIDS patients. Few classes of drugs are effective against these fungal infections, and all of them have limitations with regard to efficacy and side-effects.
If someone tells you he has a "natural" way of eliminating this by herbs or diet or cleansing, you should check yourself for a smoky colon.
42 posted on 10/17/2010 10:07:55 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: streetpreacher

“Socialized medicine... it only takes them 33 years to figure out the source of an earache is a freakin’ foreign object in the ear.”

Yep. And THEN it was a nurse who found it, NOT a doctor.


43 posted on 10/17/2010 10:10:13 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ve had a root canal but never an ear canal.


44 posted on 10/17/2010 10:15:35 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A really bad upper bite!


45 posted on 10/17/2010 10:16:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: streetpreacher

Coming to a hospital near you...


46 posted on 10/17/2010 10:16:42 PM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: goat granny
Recently watched a show on ER experiences and a patient was brought in with a large bug in his ear...

That actually happened to me, once. Somehow, a full-grown cockroach got in my ear, and couldn't get out. Whenever it struggled, it sounded like a freight train in my head, and was excruciatingly painful.

Sis ran me to the hospital, and they found it immediately. When I asked the Doc what was wrong, he said, "You have a live insect in your ear." I didn't believe him, until they pulled it out with a long pair of tweezers.

Talk about grossed out. I nearly fainted.

47 posted on 10/17/2010 10:53:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
The patient was also complaining cause when they went in pull out the bug, it kept trying to fly and the sound drove him nuts...They were afraid of taking it out in pieces, it took a while to get it out. Their other fear was it punchering the ear drum.... just goes to show God has a sense of humor. Look at all the dumb stuff human’s do..
48 posted on 10/17/2010 11:04:16 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Ditter
Maybe smashing his head on the desk had nothing at all to do with the tooth? Maybe the tooth bud in his ear was just a deformity he was born with and when it started to develop it hurt. Have you read about the people who have their twin inside of them?

I read 'The Dark Half'. Does that count?

49 posted on 10/17/2010 11:37:25 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: goat granny

back in the day,a bit of mineral oil instilled would quickly smother the insect dead and you got it right out with the forceps-or if at home—olive oil,vegetable oil will do the same thing-


50 posted on 10/17/2010 11:59:03 PM PDT by catroina54
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