A 22-year-old female asked:
i had grommets inserted when i was 5 three times and now as a adult i get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. is this normal?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Not from the tubes: Very unlikely the ear pain you are getting has anything to do with the tubes you had as a child. Most like cause is strain of the tempromandibulr joint(tmj). Try motrin, soft diet for a week and don't chew gum, ice, etc. Try to chew opposite the side that hurts. If this doesn't work, see your physician.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2016
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