… and then went down over half a day and left me with this bruise!
I’ve had a panoramic dental x-ray and I’m going back to ENT mid July. Any ideas? From what I’ve gleaned from Dr Google it could be an interior jugular bleed. But I am in no way sure.
Any feedback appreciated!
That’s not something I’ve seen before but is concerning. Have you had any other symptoms like a headache or visual changes or other pain/symptoms that went along with it? If your styloid is compressing your jugular vein to the extent that you’re getting a jugular bleed, being seen sooner than later would be a good idea. I know the UK medical system doesn’t allow much room for emergency medical visits, but I’d sure call the ENT’s office tomorrow to mention what happened to you & see if they can get you in sooner.
Will you be referred for a CT scan when you see the ENT in July? Getting an official ES diagnosis would be the best for moving forward.
That is a worry; I would definitely try to see your GP & at least get this logged on your records…If you did or do get any symptoms as Isaiah suggests I’d got to A&E.
I don’t know if the ENT you’re seeing is experienced with ES, we have one consultant on our list in Wales, that’s Mr Cellan Thomas, University Hospital Wales, Heath, Cardiff (Max-Fac surgeon on Head & Neck Cancer team), so a referral to him might be helpful.
I’m being sent for a CT. I saw an new consultant as the one I saw before was off. This one actually mentioned Eagle’s before I did, asking had I heard of it (hurrah!!). Said nothing showed on my orthopantamogram but that I never should have been sent for it in the first place. Said that described symptoms alone - which includes palpable styloid processes - is enough to diagnose me. He wants to get a a good look at things with contrast. I have feelings of fullness where my ears and throat join and I’m also feeling light headed a lot.
I’m so glad you’ve found someone with ES knowledge who is being more helpful. This sounds like a giant step forward toward treatment for you. If this is someone not on our list, and if (s)he goes forward with treatment/surgery to help you, please share this doctor’s name so we can add it to our list.
Again, HOORAY! for progress!
That’s really good, pleased for you that you got to see someone with knowledge of ES!
Yes I shall do. Anything to help!