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5 days ago · Denial in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Hi daughterof1, I'm sorry you encountered such frustration. I encourage you to reach out to the office of patient experience if you are still unsatisfied with your encounter. https://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/patient-experience

6 days ago · Appointments and tests we don't think are necessary? in Visiting Mayo Clinic

@vanessab, a couple of things I was thinking while reading your post. Be prepared with outside records. Bring everything you can with you to avoid additional testing. A lot of times we will see patients that say "our facility at home was supposed to send records" and they were never sent- the best thing you can do is carry them in your hands to the clinic. If you are prepared with outside records and the testing that has been done has the information the physician is looking for, they will use those results. Another thing you can do upon arrival is visit the "Checker desk" on the lobby level of the Gonda Building- there they work on rescheduling or moving appointments up for patients that travel from afar.

Come back and let us know how your visit was-

6 days ago · Confused About Diet for Stage 3 or 4 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Kidney & Bladder

You'll notice that I removed your email address. As Rosemary mentioned, it is safer to use private messaging to share contact information.

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Wed, Mar 13 1:53pm · Taping my doctors appointment in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Hi Jessica. Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect and Thank you for posting. I'm so sorry you were disappointed. What was the a reason behind why you couldn't record your appointment?

Wed, Mar 13 12:08pm · What can be done to help with hyperacusis? in Hearing Loss

Hello, @kittyrushing, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Thank you for posting.

How long have you been experiencing thumping in the ear? Have you talked with your primary care provider about your symptoms? Here is a symptom checker chart that Mayo Clinic offers that you may find helpful. https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptom-checker/select-symptom/itt-20009075

I would also like to introduce you to members @goodoldboy68 and @miscy13, who talk about experiencing thumping in the ear as well. You can find that conversation here- https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rapid-thumping-sound-in-left-ear/?pg=3#comment-279068.

Tue, Mar 12 3:27pm · Has anyone seen a audiologist at Mayo clinic in Hearing Loss

It's good to know she has hearing left in both ears. @sfskater1958 mentioned seeing Dr. Carlson at Mayo in Rochester- can you make an appointment there to see him? Here is the link, if you decide to do so- https://mayocl.in/2CkXLkR. Also, did you share the story I suggested for her? I think it's such a good story of a patient who was really withdrawn from things she enjoyed and how getting help improved her life. I just

Tue, Mar 12 11:45am · What can be done to help with hyperacusis? in Hearing Loss

Hello @wayfarer and @mzhp1988, sorry to hear about your sufferings with hyperacusis. I can't imagine what you go through every day. Have you exasperated all avenues for help- Has Mayo Clinic ENT been an option for consultation for either of you? Have you tried noise canceling headphones?

Mon, Mar 11 9:05am · Water in the ear? in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Hello, @skoshi. When do you have your next follow up with your throat cancer doctor? Maybe reaching out to your primary provider and asking if using the Flonase again would be beneficial is a good idea?