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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Second Opinion?: http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulderpain/2010/shoulder-pain/shoulder-pain-surgery-the-right-decision-for-shoulder-pain-surgery/ it is unclear from your question why you had 2 shoulder surgeries and the primary diagnosis responsible for your symptoms. You many consider a second opinion to help sort out other possibilities for your pain. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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How long can it take for a ruptured eardrum to heal?

How long can it take for a ruptured eardrum to heal?

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

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How long to recover hearing after a ruptured eardrum?

How long to recover hearing after a ruptured eardrum?

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

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Is it normal for a ruptured eardrum to still hurt after two days of antibiotics?

Occasionally: After your ear drum ruptures, the pain is usually resolved. With infection still present it could hurt. The ear drum could have also rehealed and pressure built back up, even after 2 days. Need to see an ent. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Eardrum Scar (Definition)

Eardrum scarring most commonly occurs as a complication, or following the placement of tubes in the ears to drain chronic middle ear fluid ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more