Skip to comments.Nurse pulls tooth from man's ear canal
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 couldnt believe what shed 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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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.
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“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.
I’ve had a root canal but never an ear canal.
A really bad upper bite!
Coming to a hospital near you...
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.
I read 'The Dark Half'. Does that count?
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-
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.
Was this guy ever a sparing partner for Mike Tyson?
Yep. I was thinking dermoid cyst, myself.
Hard objects often migrate through body tissue and surface after years.
WTH! LOL he should have left it there, talk about growing your own food!
“I’ve had a root canal but never an ear canal”
LOL, fish hawk!
So the girlfriend whispers "Marry me", and the guy says, "Let me chew on that one for a while...."
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.
Socialized medicine; X-rays cost money and are reserved for the elite and politically connected.
I didn’t type that, I forgot to italicize it.