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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Discussion in 'DoDMERB' started by promethium, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. promethium

    promethium New Member

    Jun 18, 2016
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    I have been doing some research and am pretty sure I have chronic eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) in my left ear. For a few years, my left ear has felt full and I constantly yawn, vasalva, etc. to try to get temporary relief. However, I've never had ear issues on planes. Is this a disqualifying condition? I imagine this might raise questions if I want to be an aviator down the road, but I don't see why it would be a problem in other jobs.

    Would you recommend that I see a doctor to diagnose the issue before I go to DoDMERB? I am considering waiting because I feel as though getting an ETD diagnosis from a doctor could cause issues at DoDMERB.
  2. Zandercott

    Zandercott USAFA

    Feb 3, 2016
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    One thing I was told is not to self-diagnose. If it's not diagnosed, don't mark it on your medical form.
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  3. time2

    time2 5-Year Member

    Jul 17, 2007
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    Even real doctors won't diagnose or treat someone without actually seeing them. Don't guess that you have some medical issue based on what you read on the internet.

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