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How Long Does Eardrum Scarring Associated With Normal 06 Mo Last
Myringosclerosis: That is the technical term to describe a scar on the eardrum. It is an area of thickening of the ear drum. It will appear much whiter and opaque instead of thin and translucent. There can be areas of excess thinning of the ear drum as well, which is called a monolayer. That is often found when there has been a hole in the eardrum that heals with one layer instead of the normal three layers. ...Read more
That is the technical term to describe a scar on the eardrum. It is an area of thickening of the ear drum. It will appear much whiter and opaque instead of thin and translucent. There can be areas of excess thinning of the ear drum as well, which is called a monolayer. That is often found when there has been a hole in the eardrum that heals with one layer instead of ...Read more
9 mo fluid in ear is getting yellow & eardrum looks red. Should I start her on Septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) right away or wait it out? Fluid not infected last week @ ENT.
Eardrum rupture Feb, took 4months to heal & it's ruptured again, already have scar tissue from when I was young (I'm 28 now) will it heal again easy?
Ruptured ear drum: Recurring perforation less likely to heal without surgical intervention. Best to consult ENT. Keep ear dry. Do not smoke. ...Read more
Is it possible to treat a scarred eardrum? I apparently have conductive loss. What else could be causing conductive loss, and how can it be treated?
See an ENT: Scarring of the eardrum (myringosclerosis) is common in people who have had ear infections or surgery and rarely causes hearing loss by itself. Conductive hearing loss occurs for many reasons, most of which can be fixed. You should consult with an ENT specialist to get a better idea of what can be done to help you. ...Read more
What is barotosis?
What is the name of the condition where the eardrum has scarring from being ruptured during flying in unpressurized aircraft?
Barotrauma: Injury due to sudden change in pressure affecting your Ear/drums is call baro-trauma. ...Read more
I have a retracted eardrum in my right ear for the past week. I have tried to equalise with blowing with closed airways and it has not helped. How long does this normally last? Thanks
ETD: Sounds like trouble equalizing the pressure in your middle ear. This often creates a fullness or blockage, like you want to pop or clear your ears. It is called eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). It cold last 2-3 wks. Decongestant either sprayed into the nose or taken orally can alleviate this problem. Sometimes your doctor needs to examine this and treat with other Rx if no success with OTC Rx ...Read more
Have perforated right eardrum & left is normal when last checked. When I burp air always escapes from right and at times left. Left never did this b4?
Perforation: Appears to be patulous eustachian tube. Should get ear evaluated for tympanoplasty. Must treat any drainage or infection prior to repair. ...Read more
Had 2 shoulder surgeries over 2 mo. Last one 4 weeks ago for scar tissue. Doing pt at rehab & home. Taking meds. Aching/pain unrelenting. What to do now?
Pain block: So sorry for your continued pain. Please return to your physician and ask about the possibility of a pain block. There are several types that may provide you some relief. I have seen suprascapular blocks very helpful on several occasions. Please keep in mind that every case is unique and your doctor or a pain management specialist can help guide you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my gallbladder out 10 mo ago and had similar pain for past 2 mos. Alt AST alp & bili high. Eus was normal and no stones or scars. Any ideas?
LFT abnormal: Abnormal liver function tests can be a marker of many liver conditions. Although your eus was normal, it is possible that there is a narrowing or stricture of your bile duct causing obstruction. This could be diagnosed by ERCP or mrcp. If your gallbladder was removed for something other than stones such as dyskinesia, this could be sphincter of oddi dysfunction. Hepatitis is also possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mass removal 3 mo. ago from finger. Raised, hard, red scar. Diffuse redness. Hurts to bend, grip. Temp sensitive. Joint hurts more than scar. Normal?
Could be: Most probable lesion to be excised is a ganglion. This is a tendon cyst where the cyst has to be opened and capsule removed.. Here inflammation of the operative filed can result in joint pain. The scar may represent a keloid that has formed and can be treated by newer topical medications or kenalog (triamcinolone) into the scar. If inflamed ,warm soaks and antibiotics.can be employed. ...Read more
Varies: Typically a ruptured eardrum can heal in the first few weeks after it has been identified. However it can take months or it can not heal at all and require a surgery to repair. Most heal on their own. The most important thing to do is to have a specialist follow you closely to see how it is healing. ...Read more
Depends: If the perforation is small, the hearing should return rather quickly. However, if the perforation is associated with middle ear infection and fluid in the middle ear, the hearing may not return until the entire infection has resolved. The time for hearing to return, therefore, depends on the nature and extent of the middle ear pathology. An ear doctor may be of help. ...Read more
Since your middle: ear cannot be "blocked " with a hole in the drum it must mean the external ear is blocked with wax (cerumen) This must be removed by a Health Professional since irrigating the ear with a hole in the drum could be harmful!\ Check with your PCP of see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
1-2 weeks: 1-2 weeks, sometimes the opening does not close. Follow up with ENT surgeon when recommended. ...Read more
Had tube put in left eardrum 3 days post op have a little pressure still, no pain no drainage..is this normal?
I m 57male.When I goes to sleep, I feels strong jerk in my head & wakes up. I have punctured eardrum from last 10 yrs.Is it concern with ears or not?
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