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Chronic blocked eustachian tube in adults-my husband has had an implant in the art drum to try to drain the middle ear but this has blocked up again?

Chronic blocked eustachian tube in adults-my husband has had an implant in the art drum to try to drain the middle ear but this has blocked up again?

Tube may be plugged: Sometime pe (pressure equalization) tubes fail. When they do return of symptoms is common. Also, pe tubes can be expected to remain in the ear drum for months to years, depending on the type. He should be reevaluated by his ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Eat tubes for adults? How common and is it a good idea?

Eat tubes for adults? How common and is it a good idea?

Not common: Reserves for the worst cases of fluid behind the middle ear that will not resolve . ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any adults out there who experienced barotrauma and had tubes placed in to help?

Can you tell me about any adults out there who experienced barotrauma and had tubes placed in to help?

PTX: Baro trauma is a ptx while on mechanical ventilation. It is caused by the ventilator stretching the lung excessively. A prevention scenario is to use low volumes for ventilation. To re-expand the lung a chest tube is inserted. ...Read more

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When would ear tubes be considered for an adult? What's involved? Any time off work? Hard to care for?

When would ear tubes be considered for an adult? What's involved? Any time off work? Hard to care for?

Ear tubes: Ear tubes in adults are usually performed when you are unable to get rid of fluid in your middle ears. Your doctor would first try various medicines to get rid of the fluid. If steroids don't work then surgery may be the next step . The surgery is minor. You can go to work the next day and they are not hard to care for. ...Read more

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2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries most of the day. Formula change?

2 month old formula fed baby passing adult-like stool? Semi hard constitency/long tubes. She is very fussy/cries  most of the day. Formula change?

In the absence of : diarrhea, vomiting, poor weight gain, eczema, wheezing or other signs of milk protein allergy or milk protein intolerance, I'd say take your baby & a diaper full of stool to her pediatrician, discuss your concerns & wait to see what her physical exam reveals before trying an elimination diet. An elimination diet includes re-introducing the suspected offending food under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Ear tube insertion for an anxious adult?

Ear tube insertion for an anxious adult?

How to get thru it?: Hard to tell what you want, but if you are anxious about the procedure and if it is soon, be sure to tell the doctor. Possibly you'll be either reassured or sedated or educated or more. If it's in the future, there might be time for sessions with a good cbt therapist. That's a good idea even after the immediate issue to resolve fears/phobias. It will be ok. Tell yourself that lots folk do it. ...Read more

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As me being an adult can I have surgery to put tubes in my ears. And can it be my choice to get it done. Or do I have to be referred by another docto?

As me being an adult can I have surgery to put tubes in my ears. And can it be my choice to get it done. Or do I have to be referred by another docto?

Tubes in ears: Depending on your health ins you may need a referral to an ENT specialist by a primary care doctor. An ENT doctor would determine whether you in fact need tubes in your ears. As an adult, you may make your own healthcare decisions if agreed upon by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am an adult who had ear tubes inserted 10 days ago. Will I get my hearing back, lose the muffled sounds and echo ?

I am an adult who had ear tubes inserted  10 days ago.  Will I get my hearing back, lose the muffled sounds and echo ?

Ear: If the loss was fluid behind the ear drum it will come back. May take some time. Check with your ent if it seems slow to come back. You may need a hearing test in follow up ...Read more

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