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Doctor insights on: Is There Any Pain Involved In A Tympanometry

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Tympanometry (Definition)

Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: tympanometry?

What is the definition or description of: tympanometry?

Test of ear: Test of ear status such as pressure of area behind ear drum, presence of fluid behind ear drum, or the presence of a hole in ear drum. A tone is emitted then measured as it is reflected off ear drum. The curve that this reflected tone produces shows characteristics to help in diagnosis. Other details such as the general stiffness of hearing bones can be deciphered. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tympanometry?

Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a tympanometry?

Tympanometry how?: Tympanometry is a quick procedure that involves placing an earplug-like device in the ear in which middle ear pressure is to be measured. For both ears, it takes 1-2 minutes at the most. No oral or IV pre-medication needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean to get tympanometry test done? How does it work?

What does it mean to get tympanometry test done? How does it work?

Hearing check: Typanometry measures how well the eardrum moves. It is a great way to pick up fluid behind the eardrum which is common with colds, sinus issues, allergies, and as a result of an ear infection. If a child has a normal eardrum and a chronic problem on tympanometry the child may benefit form an ENT evaluation. It is a useful tool to monitor recovery form ear infections as well. ...Read more

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Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Typanometry: This test is performed in your physician's office -- this is routinely performed by a primary care or ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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Do I need a tympanometry after ear tube surgery?

Confusing question: If you have functioning tubes in place, tympanometry would not be particularly helpful. If there was a plug in one or both tubes, it would produce a visible wave form, but would usually just produce a flat pattern. I suppose if you wanted to verify tube function it could be used that way, but I prefer to look at the tubes. It is usually obvious. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a tympanometry after ear tube surgery?

Is it normal to have a tympanometry after ear tube surgery?

Sometimes: After the placement of ear tubes, audiologic testing is common - the audiogram portion is helpful in reassessing the hearing after treatment and tympanometry may be used to confirm the patency of the tube (open vs. Clogged). ...Read more

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A audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged. Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?

A audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged. Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?

Hard to feel tubes.: You likely aren't able to feel your eustachian tubes however you might feel a sensation of fullness in the ear. This could be due to ringing or decreased hearing from thickening of the your ear drum or irritation of the nerve in that ear.
Tympanometry tests are vague and generally can't be relied upon 100%. However if they are normal for the most part it's unlikely that you have anything serious. ...Read more

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I had a tympanometry today at ENT office. Nurse performed 4 times in each ear back to back, due to printer error. Is this harmful to my ear,?

I had a tympanometry today at ENT office. Nurse performed 4 times in each ear back to back, due to printer error. Is this harmful to my ear,?

No: Tympanometry is a measurement of middle ear pressure and should not cause any injury to the ear canal or ear drum. The most important question is once the printer did function, what were the results? Furthermore, the nurse could have easily read the graphic results on the screen before it was printed. ...Read more

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How does tympanometry relate to ear infections?

How does tympanometry relate to ear infections?

Fluid detection: In infancy the retention of normal middle ear mucous is common if it doesn't drain out of the eustachian tube. That fluid can become infected if germs invade up the tube to the middle ear. Tympanometry can provide evidence for the presence or absence of fluid through detecting the resilience of the ear drum. If no fluid is detected, no middle ear infection will be present. ...Read more

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ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?

ENT thinks my T-Tube is blocked due to abnormal Typanometry and prescribed Prednisolone eye drops to unblock the tube. Is this standard treatment?

No: I don't see how prednisolone eye drop could relieve the eustachean tube obstruction unless it is used in the nose. However there are far better options than using an eye prep for the nasal area. This makes no sense anatomically or physiologically. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in an ileostomy?

Is there any pain involved in an ileostomy?

Yes: Ilestomy is surgical procedure you have to cut the skin and the abdominal wall to reach to the gut ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?

Is there any pain involved in a dermabrasion?

Minor discomfort: Dermabrasion is useful for improving the appearance of scars. It removes the outer layers of skin to promote a more even appearance. The procedure itself is done with local anesthesia, so it should not be painful. Afterwards, while everything is healing, the pain is minor, and usually doesn't require strong pain medications. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a gastrectomy?

Is there any pain involved in a gastrectomy?

Yes: A gastrectomy is a major surgery done through a fair-sized incision. There will be pain afterwards which should completely resolve in 3-4 weeks. Your doctors will be able to order and prescribe pain medication in order to help you control your pain levels. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a salpingectomy?

Tolerable: Most patients have this done laparoscopically (small incisions via a thin 5 mm camera) and go home right away. They feel sore and return to work/school after 24 hours. Often the gas (co2) causes more discomfort and women feel shoulder pain (referred pain from the gas irritating your diaphragm) and body soreness. Tylenol (acetaminophen) & advil usually works but have Codeine as a back-up just in case. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a prostatectomy?

Yes: Unfortunately all surgical procedures have pain associated with them. Both open and robotic approaches have some degree of pain though robotic has typically less. Fortunately, the pain is typically tolerable with either approach. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in a microdiscectomy?

Is there any pain involved in a microdiscectomy?

Some: There is some incisional pain following a microlumbar discectomy but this is usually temporary and responds very well to pain medicine. ...Read more