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can you tell me how can surgeons drain your ears after fluid stays there from a bad cold?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Myringotomy: They make a small opening in your eardrum. Usually use some anesthetic. Can be done in the office.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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