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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My dentist usually goes in through my mouth. LOL! But hey! Whatever works!
what’s this nonsense about a doctor pulling the tooth out?...it was a nurse....
Socialized medicine... it only takes them 33 years to figure out the source of an earache is a freakin’ foreign object in the ear.
Ahhhh, the good old British healthcare system that Barry wants to emulate. Good grief.
It took 33 years for social medicine to figure this out.
I have heard all of the jokes about the Brits having bad teeth, but WOW!
Ain’t socialized medicine grand?
33 years of excruciating pain and no doctor found the cause.
socialist dentistry at work.
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.
Did it work?
“...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.
How did the doctors miss what the nurse found? And why give a doctor credit in the article?
Occasional alien hand syndrome.
I didn’t read the story - was the tooth fairy late?/sarc
Government healthcare took 33 years to find this?
How on earth can hitting the back of your ear dislodge a tooth and have it enter your ear canel from your throat?
And wouldn’t it have ‘grown into’ the tissue by now?
Note to self.. stop banging head on wall and get my ears checked for teeth.
“...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.
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