Otorhinolaryngology Tests - Types of Test, Costs, Symptoms, Procedure, Benefits and More..

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It is medical science branch known as ENT, which deals with the study of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck. It focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues and abnormalities related to the ears, nose, throat, head, neck, mouth, sinuses, and larynx. If you are experiencing the symptoms such as nasal congestion, sore throat, asthma, allergy, breathing problem, hearing problems, etc. then you must consult an otorhinolaryngologist (ENT Specialist) for your problems. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


The Otolaryngology is the shortened form of term otorhinolaryngology, which is derived from the Greek words for the ear (oto), the nose (rhino), and the throat (laryn). The Otolaryngologists is also based solely on the problems of the ear, nose.

Many a times the CT Scans could be ordered for the clearer images of the sinuses and the middle ear.  Apart from that, there are Blood Tests and pathology testing includes the following:

  • Cultures
  • Biopsies
  • Blood Work

 Might be ordered to also give your ENT doctor an idea of health issues that you could experience.

The ENT evaluation is known to be a medical examination which has your aim of detecting diseases ear, nose and the throat and the other organs of head and neck district.

The thyroid nodules would be treated by the variety of the specialists, including the endocrinologists, the surgeons, the radiologists, and the pathologists. Your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist is consulted if your nodules are the cause of the symptoms for example:

  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Breathing Problems

The primary care physician (PCP) could refer you to the otolaryngologist incase of certain symptoms, this includes:

  • Persistent Sore Throat
  • Chronic Cough
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Runny Nose
  • Chronic Sinus
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Dizziness
  • Severe Allergies
  • Vertigo

In case of the recurring episodes of theotitis externa, and if you haven't responded to the treatment, your doctor may take a swab of the inside of your ear. This is done to  test and  determine the  type of infection that you suffer from. In case this is true, the appropriate medication would be prescribed.

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