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What is the definition or description of: Eardrum scar?

What is the definition or description of: Eardrum scar?

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

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Eardrum Scar (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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 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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Please tell me can prolonged ear/headphone use burst your eardrums?

Please tell me can prolonged ear/headphone use burst your eardrums?

Earphones: Unlikely, unless there is a very loud sudden event and even that is unlikely. We are seeing more young people with noise induced hearing loss from exposure to chronically loud volumes on headsets. ...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

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My eardrum has a hole in it and my ear is still blocked after 5 days. Is this normal?

My eardrum has a hole in it and my ear is still blocked after 5 days. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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?

No: I do not think a perforation of the ear drum would cause your symptoms. If the ear is not draining and there is no foul odor emanating from the ear canal, it is highly unlikely that there is any connection between a strong jerk in your head and the ear. ...Read more

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How long fafter an ear irrigation will I feel pressure on my eardrum?

How long fafter an ear irrigation will I feel pressure on my eardrum?

Should not: If a proper irrigation has been performed to remove cerumen, there should be no pressure. Make sure that all the wax (cerumen) has been removed and there is no residual water in the ear canal. ...Read more

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How long can it take to heal a burst eardrum?

6 weeks: 95% of traumatic perforations will heal within six weeks as long as the ear is kept clean and dry. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

Cicatrix = wound scar due to formation & ...Read more