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myringotomy for adults

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: A myringotomy or tympanostomy in an adult is usually done under local anesthesia. However if the surgeon elects not to inject a local anesthetic, it ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
W/ a microscope: A myringotomy is performed on the ear drum in order to drain fluid from the ear or to place an ear tube in the ear drum. With the aid of a microscope ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If done in the office no more than a few hundred dollars. If performed as an outpatient the the facility and anesthesia have to be compensated as wee ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lancing of eardrum.: Myringotomy is the incision of the eardrum. It is performed to allow the ventilation of the middle ear and to allow drainage of pus or fluid accumulat ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dow
21 years experience Family Medicine
Same as the other: The same reason you needed the myringotomy in the other ear may be going on in the ear currently having a problem. See your ENT if it doesn't improve.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Some times: Myringotomy is done to drain middle ear fluid, to prevent middle ear infection, which may cause deafness in the children, by inserting small tube in t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Positional: Have your doctor check your tubes and how they are functioning. Try to keep them as patent as possible by performing Valsalva maneuvers. You may ask y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see below.: Although there can be some bloody ear discharge in the first few days after tube placement, if it's been longer than that or if the bleeding is severe ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Your grandchild has an ear infection. Instead of the pus in the ear sitting behind the ear drum it is coming out through the tube leading to inflammat ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Beware myringotomy: Unless you have fluid a myringotomy for "excruciating ear pressure" most likely will fail. The reason is that, in my experience, most cases of "ear p ... Read More

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