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    Diving Health Questions

    Post diving health related questions here, I am not a Dr nor will I attempt to diagnose any conditions. However I will answer any question you have and if I don't know will try to point you in the right direction

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    Can My Daughter Dive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Divethai View Post
    Post diving health related questions here, I am not a Dr nor will I attempt to diagnose any conditions. However I will answer any question you have and if I don't know will try to point you in the right direction
    Dear Sir,

    My 14 years old daughter have just done a surgery to her ear drum due to 'Retracted Eardrum' by having surgery putting in a 'Grommet Tube' onto her Eardrum.

    My question is can my daughter continue do scuba diving?

    Looking forward to your reply.


    Thank you.


    Mokhtar Nadzri

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    Hey dude, I've been doing a lot of free diving, only shallow stuff to about 30 metres. My problem is that when I get to about 20 metres I feel like I need to piss razor blades. I had the normal tests and all clear but wondering if this could just be a pressure thing?

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    Mokthar,
    Diving with grommets (or any swimming with ears submerged) is not advisable with grommets as it can lead to ear infections and vertigo. Pressure equalisation is also not possible. The eardrum needs to be fully healed and robust before attempting to submerge the ear. I advise a doctor with knowledge of SCUBA diving to check this and confirm healing. You also need to be able to equalise pressure frequently by flexing the (healed) eardrum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
    Hey dude, I've been doing a lot of free diving, only shallow stuff to about 30 metres. My problem is that when I get to about 20 metres I feel like I need to piss razor blades. I had the normal tests and all clear but wondering if this could just be a pressure thing?
    -So I went to the doctor and I said Doctor,
    Every time I shake my head like this it hurts, what can I do?
    and the doctor said "Don't do that"

    Sound advice from Tommy Cooper...

    But seriously-get a check up don't ask for advice on something like this on the web!-Advice is get a check up from a hyperbaric specialist if possible.
    Here's one in BKK who is qualified for offshore commercial diver medicals:

    Vatana Supromajakr, MD.
    Bumrungrad International Hospital
    OPD Clinic: 02-667 7894
    Appointments: 02-667 1555


    You might have to go to Singapore for more specialised apnea advice tho
    Last edited by Seri Thai; 13-08-2009 at 04:45 PM.

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    ^ yes I feared that and thanks .... at least everything still works ok for muff diving

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Kerr View Post
    Hey dude, I've been doing a lot of free diving, only shallow stuff to about 30 metres. My problem is that when I get to about 20 metres I feel like I need to piss razor blades. I had the normal tests and all clear but wondering if this could just be a pressure thing?
    You have to equalize every meter, otherwise you will feel pain.

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    iS IT TRUE THAT YOU CAN-NOT DRINK, SMOKE, HAVE SEX, OR EAT 4-HOURS BEFORE DIVING?

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    okay now I have tried that and it's ok!!!!!

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