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Nurse pulls tooth from man's ear canal ^ | 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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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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To: catroina54

Reminds of.....Doctor! Doctor! My friend thinks he’s a chicken.....That’s okay says the doctor, he can be cured by sending him to a psychologist I recommend....Why would I want to do that?....I need the eggs.

51 posted on 10/18/2010 1:03:58 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was this guy ever a sparing partner for Mike Tyson?

52 posted on 10/18/2010 1:15:54 AM PDT by DWar (The perfect is the enemy of the excellent!!)
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To: Ditter

Yep. I was thinking dermoid cyst, myself.

53 posted on 10/18/2010 2:28:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Jewels1091

Hard objects often migrate through body tissue and surface after years.

54 posted on 10/18/2010 3:43:38 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

WTH! LOL he should have left it there, talk about growing your own food!

55 posted on 10/18/2010 6:01:24 AM PDT by Howudoing
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To: fish hawk

“I’ve had a root canal but never an ear canal”

LOL, fish hawk!

56 posted on 10/18/2010 7:02:23 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("A Nation of Sheep will beget a Government of Wolves" Edward R. Murrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Nurse pulls tooth from man's ear canal

So the girlfriend whispers "Marry me", and the guy says, "Let me chew on that one for a while...."

57 posted on 10/18/2010 7:07:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: aruanan
I'm living proof that diet and medication work. Within 48 hours, 90% of the symptoms disappeared. My diet is severely limited (no sugar, no yeast) - only meats, some vegetables, some nuts, and water.

I went from chronically ill with raging migraines, digestive problems, debilitating fatigue (they originally diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia) to power cleaning my house in just 3 weeks. Just a few weeks ago, we were talking about fire-saling our house and moving closer to family to help take care of me; now, I'm caught up at work again, my house is spotless again, I'm cooking for my family again, and making plans to build a deck in our side yard.

I kid you not, it was life-altering. The doc was thrilled that I rebounded so quickly, but I've stayed true to the diet and not cheated even once.

Don't know where it started; I had a premature abruption and emergency C-section, so I could have picked it up in the hospital. The onset of symptoms seems to have coincided with my daughter's delivery, and accelerated slowly over time.

I'm just sorry I wasted years chasing symptoms, instead of getting to the cause. I lost a lot of time with my kids.

58 posted on 10/18/2010 7:55:30 AM PDT by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: miele man
Haven’t these folks ever heard of X-rays?

Socialized medicine; X-rays cost money and are reserved for the elite and politically connected.

59 posted on 10/18/2010 9:15:50 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Mountain Mary

I didn’t type that, I forgot to italicize it.

60 posted on 10/18/2010 11:42:02 AM PDT by wastedyears (Know this, I will return to this land... rebuild where the ruins did stand)
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