A 29-year-old member asked:
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my eustachian tube has been blocked for 3 years i just got the tube put in my left ear, but how is the fluid ever gonna drain if it's a hard paste?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
PET: Greetings. Having had a Pressure Equalization Tube inserted into your ear will help restore the proper middle ear pressure. It will be that of the atmosphere since the tube in your ear drum will bypass your Eustachian Tube. Your surgeon would have suctioned the middle ear fluid prior to inserting the tube. Fluid recurrence will only occur if the tube become blocked.
Answered on Feb 11, 2016

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