What will my doctor ask about barotrauma?

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You can prepare for a medical visit by thinking about questions your doctor will ask. They will want to know about when the symptoms began and how severe and sudden they were to diagnose barotrauma and to determine if it might have ruptured the eardrum. They will ask about allergies or diseases you have or have had recently, to determine if these might have been responsible for blocking the eustachian tube. Finally, your doctor will ask about past instances of barotrauma, since these increase the chances of repeat occurrences.

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