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Doctor insights on: Correcting A Flaccid Eardrum

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Can my eardrums be damaged by loud noises?

Can my eardrums be damaged by loud noises?

Definitely: Loud noises can involve sound energy sufficient enough to damage the eardrum. Not sure why you ask, but if suspected worth a visit to a doctor to have a look. ...Read more

Flaccid (Definition)

Paralysis in which muscle tone is lacking in the affected muscles and in which tendon reflexes ...Read more


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Reconstuctive eardrum is it successful?

Depends on cause: It can be successful - the success rate depends on the individual circumstance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of perforated eardrums?

What are the symptoms of perforated eardrums?

Hearing loss +: Discharge from the ear. Ear drum perforation is one of the complications of infections in the middle ear. The symptoms of otitis media include pain, fever, loss of hearing in the affected ear and on perforation of the ear drum discharge into the external auditory canal. ...Read more

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Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...Read more

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What is a dull eardrum?

What is a dull eardrum?

Dull can be normal: A dull ear drum simply means it is not as translucent as a completely normal ear. This can be due to scaring from previous infections, mucoid fluid in the middle ear space or a thickened ear drum. The first step in determining the cause is a good ear exam followed by an audiogram (hearing test). ...Read more

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My left eardrum is bulging?

My left eardrum is bulging?

Otitis media: If a physician has told you that your ear drum is bulging, you should have severe pain, pressure and a hearing loss. If none of these symptoms are present, I would doubt the diagnosis. You ask the question in the present tense. I am assuming that a doctor has visualized you ear drum. If the drum is truly bulging, it may be tapped and the pressure released or an antibiotic should be given. ...Read more

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What does dull eardrum mean?

What does dull eardrum mean?

Depends: A dull or absent light reflex from the eardrum may be a sign of a middle ear infection or fluid. The eardrum may be red and bulging if there is an infection. Amber liquid or bubbles behind the eardrum are often seen if fluid collects in the middle ear.
So basically, the appearance of the eardrum must correlate with other signs and symptoms. See ENT doc for best advice. ...Read more

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Is eardrum popping bad for you?

Is eardrum popping bad for you?

No: No, the "popping" you hear is the pressure equalization occurring. Just be sure to not force the pop, or you risk rupturing the tympanic membrane. ...Read more

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What does a "dull' eardrum mean?

What does a "dull' eardrum mean?

Dull: An ear drum shines a reflection that we call a cone of light when it is healthy and has no fluid or pus or blood behind it. If an ear drum is dull, the cone of light is, likely, diminished or not noted and there could be an infection, pressure changes, or some fluid behind the ear drum. ...Read more

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What is granuloma on the eardrum?

What is granuloma on the eardrum?

Infection: This is most likely due to an ear infection of the middle ear, otitis media, or ear canal (otitis external).

You should be on dry ear precautions.

You need a hearing test.

You may need a ct scan.

Consider seeing an otologist. ...Read more

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What is the cost of eardrum surgery?

What is the cost of eardrum surgery?

Depends: Depends on many factors..... Insurance, one or 2 ears, in office or surgery center, type of anesthesia, which ear drum surgery is actually taking place. The question is not specific...Need more detail to answer the question. Sorry couldn't be more help. ...Read more

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Is it normal for debrox to hurt eardrums?

Is it normal for debrox to hurt eardrums?

It may it may: Debrox should only be used if you have impacted wax. It should not be used as a preventive medicine. If you using this medication daily, the ear canal skin, and outer layer of the ear drum can become inflamed. Wax is beneficial and should not be routinely removed unless it obstructs your hearing or if you feel pressure and fullness in the ear canal. Wax should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ruptured eardrums?

What are the causes of ruptured eardrums?

Loud noise, infection: Loud noises, infections, swelling behind the ear, trauma, foreign bodies in the ear. ...Read more

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What do you feel if you rupture an eardrum?

What do you feel if you rupture an eardrum?

Pain, bleeding, airin: Pain with trace bleeding and hearing loss via air conduction are the most common initial symptoms. However, it can be nearly a symptomatic from chronic infection. If you have any concerns, see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How could I repair damaged / ruptured eardrums?

How could I repair damaged / ruptured eardrums?

TREAT THE CAUSE: If it is sponntaneous rupture dut to an infection, you need antibiotics and pain meds and there is healing on its own
but if it is traumatic due to puncture with a sharp object than wait for two months and if it does not heal than surgery called tymanoplasty can be done to close the hole. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have burst your eardrum?

Look at eardrum: The best way to know is to have your doctor or an ENT specialist look in your ears. Very often when eardrum ruptures it is painful and the ear can bleed. If rupture is due to infection, cream-yellow discharge may follow. You may or may not notice a change in your hearing. If you do have a hole in your eardrum, your doc/ ENT will give you care and follow-up instructions. ...Read more

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Can water behind the eardrum clearup on its own?

Can water behind the eardrum clearup on its own?

Simple answer: Simple answer is yes. Depends on many things. Still need to get seen by ENT to see if waiting is all that is needed. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to rupture your eardrum, ?

What does it feel like to rupture your eardrum, ?

Pain, bleeding, airin: Pain with trace bleeding and hearing loss via air conduction are the most common initial symptoms. However, it can be nearly a symptomatic from chronic infection. If you have any concerns, see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Are ruptured eardrums usually surgically closed?

Yes: You would probally need a paper patch or tympanoplasty to seal the eardrum. ...Read more

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Can I fly with diagnosed fluid behind the eardrum?

Can I fly with diagnosed fluid behind the eardrum?

Flying with fluid: You are better off getting tubes placed in the ear drum. With fluid in the middle ear you have a greater chance of having a spontaneous rupture of the tympanic membrane with all the pressure changes. See your ent before you fly. ...Read more

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Will a hole in my eardrum affect my singing voice?

Not likely: Although it might effect how you hear yourself it should have no effect on your voice or vocal tract. ...Read more

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My eardrum is bulging. Is there any way to treat it?

My eardrum is bulging. Is there any way to treat it?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Eardrum repair cannot be done, what are other options?

Eardrum repair cannot be done, what are other options?

Hearing aid: It is very unusual that a tympanic membrane cannot be repaired. If it absolutely cannot be fixed, a hearing aid may be of benefit. ...Read more

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Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Indirectly: Allergy symptoms can include nasal congestion and inflammation of the posterior nasopharynx where the eustachian tube drains from the middle ear. With enough congestion, eustachian tube dysfunction can feel like ear popping or plugging that is uncomfortable. An ENT or allergist can assist in unraveling the ear discomfort. ...Read more

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I woke up with dried blood in my eardrum what could that be?

I woke up with dried blood in my eardrum what could that be?

Eardrum?: How do you know it is your eardrum? Do you mean at the end of the ear canal where it opens from the inside?
This can occur with trauma? Did you put something in such as a pencil or q tip? Cotton swab?
The other things that come to mind is an external canal ear infection or more likely a ruptured ear drum from infection of the middle ear. See your doc for an exam ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a black dot on your eardrum?

What does it mean when you have a black dot on your eardrum?

Black dot ear drum: Could be that there was bleeding and even perforation, pervious laser, or cholesteatoma or rare glomus or very old dried wax. Who saw the black dot? Would follow up with ENT. ...Read more

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If I have problem in otosclerosis, does it affect the eardrum?

If I have problem in otosclerosis, does it affect the eardrum?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is a problem with the third ear bone called the stapes. It does not involve the ear drum ever. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried if my childs eardrum ruptures?

Do you think I should be worried if my childs eardrum ruptures?

No: The perforation is usually a pinpoint size hole that alleviates the pain and pus behind the eardrum and causes relief. The hole heals over quickly. Occasionally someone will have a bigger hole that takes longer to heal so it is important to have the ear rechecked at 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Doctor can check: A doctor can look to check the eardrums. Also, an instrument called a tympanometer can tell when there is no fluid nor pressure behind an eardrum. If there are no symptoms, a person would have a hard time telling whether or not she has fluid behind her eardrums without the help of a doctor. ...Read more