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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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I want the name of dr excellent extraction surgery fluid behind the eardrum?

Unclear question: I don't know what you mean with this question.

If you have fluid behind the ear drum, any ear nose and throat doctor should be able to help you. This is a very routine issue in ENT practice. ...Read more

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Is a eardrum surgery really painful? I have a hole in my eardrum and I have a surgery soon and I am scared because I don't want to be in a lot of pain?

Is a eardrum surgery really painful? I have a hole in my eardrum and I have a surgery soon and I am scared because I don't want to be in a lot of pain?

Tympanoplasty: Not normally a painful operation. If the procedure is done through the ear canal, there is much less pain. There can be some pain, swelling, and discomfort, if it is done via an incision behind the ear or a post-auricular approach. Overall, most people are not on a lot of pain post-op. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors can someone after eardrum patch surgery travel on airplane? Or how many days after operation? Thanks

Hi Doctors can someone after eardrum patch surgery travel on airplane? Or how many days after operation? Thanks

Ear patch: Do not pop ear, patch will be blown off. Minimum of 3-4 weeks. Better to wait three months. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. ... I have holes in my eardrums and I will do surgery soon but now from two days until now I feel the right ear is blocked and I can't hea?

Hi doctors. ... I have holes in my eardrums and I will do surgery soon but now from two days until now I feel the right ear is blocked and I can't hea?

Tm perfs: Your should have your ENT look at the ear to be sure it is wax and not draining. If the ear is infected it will postpone the surgery for a month or too. The ears can not be operated on if they are infected. Furthermore, the ear surgeries should be staged if the plan is to rebuild the eardrums. This means that the worst side should be operated on first, and after 4 to 6 weeks the other is done. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my eardrum from years of tubes. I have hearing loss and a constant blocked feeling. Would a hearing aid help? Don't want surgery.

I have a hole in my eardrum from years of tubes. I have hearing loss and a constant blocked feeling. Would a hearing aid help? Don't want surgery.

Check with ENT, MD: You need a complete ENT evaluation including hearing test to find the cause of hearing loss and follow his/her recommendations.
Tubes in the ears for serous otitis media can leave a scar but do not cause hearing loss and you may have blocked eustacian tube or collection of fluid behind the ear drum or ear wax causing your hearing loss and hearing aid may not be of help. ...Read more

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Saw ENT son11 has Cholesteatoma &complete loss of bone no eardrum left. What kind of surgery will be needed? Will hearing recover 100%.

Saw ENT son11 has Cholesteatoma &complete loss of bone no eardrum left. What kind of surgery will be needed? Will hearing recover 100%.

Cholesteatoma: First goal of surgery is to make the ear safe. Surgery would most likely be tympanomastoidectomy as first stage to clean disease and get stable eardrum. Second stage would be ossicular reconstruction if needed or to just to have a look to rule recurrent disease. Radical mastoidectomy if beyond reasonable chance of safe, useful repair. Hearing will be compromised regardless. Bone conduction hearing aid ...Read more

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Can one have equilibrium issues (balance, lightheaded)from a perforated eardrum? Ear feels constantly blocked. Not candidate for surgery to repair it.

Can one have equilibrium issues (balance, lightheaded)from a perforated eardrum? Ear feels constantly blocked. Not candidate for surgery to repair it.

Yes: More importantly, one has increased risk for severe inner ear infection affecting the balance apparatus within the ear. Fluid build up within an ear (infectious or not) can cause some disequilibrium, but this pressure would be released if the drum is open; thus infection may be more likely. Continue to keep your physician informed of any symptoms. ...Read more

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Do I need middle ear surgery? About a year ago I caught a cold that developed into bronchitis. During this time, I had a build-up of fluid behind my right eardrum. Even after I recovered from the bronchitis, I still felt something behind my eardrum and it

Do I need middle ear surgery? About a year ago I caught a cold that developed into bronchitis. During this time, I had a build-up of fluid behind my right eardrum. Even after I recovered from the bronchitis, I still felt something behind my eardrum and it

If: If you are cleaning blood out of your ear, it is likely to be from the external auditory canal (unless you had a perforated eart drum). I hope that you are not putting objects in your ear canal. This could lead to infection and/ or injury. You could have intermittent fluid buildup in your middle ear which could be impacting your hearing. If you are strongly concerned that your doctor is incorrect, you could request a consult to see an otolaryngologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Blocked eustachians for a month after sinus surgery. No pain but won't clear ever. I fly for a living. Ent says eardrum healthy. On prednisone. Help?!

Blocked eustachians for a month after sinus surgery. No pain but won't clear ever. I fly for a living. Ent says eardrum healthy. On prednisone. Help?!

Plugged ears: If you have allergies treating them may help. Topical nasal steroids may offer some benefit as well. If no improvement in the next 6-8 weeks I would see your ENT doc. They may discuss the role of tubes. ...Read more

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Mastoidectomy (sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc. Puss behind eardrum now. Could need surgery?

Mastoidectomy (sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc. Puss behind eardrum now. Could need surgery?

ENT/workup: The infected material can be drained and a tube placed by your ENT surgeon. Since you have had so many ear and sinus infections, an evaluation for ciliary (small hairs that help prevent infection by removing debris) defects can be performed by the ENT surgeon. In addition, if you have had recurrent pneumonias, a CF sweat test can be performed to rule out CF. ...Read more

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I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

Should heel days: Most of the time, a ruptured eardrum heals by itself, within hours or days. You should see your doctor about 2 weeks after your first visit so he or she can check if your eardrum has healed. If it has not, you will need to see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. He or she might do surgery to put a tiny paper patch on your eardrum to help seal the hole. ...Read more

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I got an ear infection 2 weeks ago and ruptured my eardrum. Went back to the family doctor yesterday and he said there's still a hole covering about 1/3 of eardrum. He referred me to an ENT doctor. Will I need to have surgery? I'm concerned.

I got an ear infection 2 weeks ago and ruptured my eardrum. Went back to the family doctor yesterday and he said there's still a hole covering about 1/3 of eardrum. He referred me to an ENT doctor. Will I need to have surgery? I'm concerned.

Not likely to need..: Most often, ruptured ear drums grow back on their own. One is not likely to need surgery (though there is a small chance for surgical repair if the rupture does not fully resolve). However, since one is seeing ENT Specialist, one can rest assured that he/she will do his/her best to preserve one's hearing function. ...Read more

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Have a chronic sore throat which hurts more when swallowing, and pain in my ears when swallowing. Also recurrent problems with fluid behind my eardrums, large tonsils and adenoids. Get surgery?

Have a chronic sore throat which hurts more when swallowing, and pain in my ears when swallowing. Also recurrent problems with fluid behind my eardrums, large tonsils and adenoids. Get surgery?

Allergies?: You should be evaluated first by a physician to see if that's what you really need. It is possible the symptoms you are having could be caused by allergies. Of course you need a good exam and maybe surgery is the answer but I like to try the medical route before I take a patient to surgery. ...Read more

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I have 2 perforated eardrums and my specialist says they won't heal on own and surgery is a risk of holes comin back my concern is infection n Fowleri?

I have 2 perforated eardrums and my specialist says they won't heal on own and surgery is a risk of holes comin back my concern is infection n Fowleri?

Very unlikely: Naeglaria fowleri is an amoeba that can cause certain rare and often deadly brain infections. This is contracted by contaminated water entering the nose. Water contamination through perforated eardrums can cause infection (draining ear), but this is typically with common bacteria like pseudomonas and is usually easily treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more

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Can you tell me can I remove ear drum hole without surgery?

Can you tell me can I remove ear drum hole without surgery?

Tympanopasty: This is the procedure to repair an eardrum. There are many techniques available from paper patching and earlobe fat grafts to more invasive procedures. The paper patch and in many cases the fat graft are office procedures. Everything else is done in the OR. There is no completely non-surgical procedures available, unless the hole spontaneously closes. This usually occurs 4-6 weeks after injury. ...Read more

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What causes hole in ear drum child 11. What's recovery time after surgery?

What causes hole in ear drum child 11. What's recovery time after surgery?

Eardrum issues: A hole in the eardrum is usually, in a child, due to an infection that caused the eardrum to "burst" which alleviates the pain and allows the pus behind the drum to drain. Children have "tubes" put in their ears surgically to do the same thing- i.e. allow drainage. The recovery time after surgery is minimal- its day surgery and they are fine ...Read more

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Maybe Cholesteatoma. Has Hole in ear drum. On meds for 2 weeks. If has Cholesteatoma will he have 2 surgeries? Will he be cured after surgery/ies.

Maybe Cholesteatoma. Has Hole in ear drum. On meds for 2 weeks. If has Cholesteatoma will he have 2 surgeries? Will he be cured after surgery/ies.

Depends on findings: If it is a small cholesteatoma that is easily removed it is possible that he may only require one surgery. More typically it is a more extensive cholesteatoma which requires more extensive removal and likely will necessitate a second look surgery with possible reconstruction of the ossicular chain (which are the bones that attach the eardrum to the inner ear – the malleus, Incus, and stapes). ...Read more

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Is there a more effective surgery than a tympanoplasty for repairing a hole in ear drum?

Hole in ear drum: I have burst my right ear drum about 5 or 6 times while flying in a plane at 25-30000 feet. Not fun!
That said, the only treatment for my burst drum is using hearing aids.
It has made a major positive difference to my life.
Check with your doctor to see if you really need tymanoplasty. ...Read more

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M having 40% perforated ear drum m on medications right now does my ear heal by its own in one month through medicines aur surgery needed?

M having 40% perforated ear drum m on medications right now does my ear heal by its own in one month through medicines aur surgery needed?

Depends: That is a fairly large perforation. It may heal on its own within 4 to 6 weeks. However, it is quite possible that it will not fully heal. At that point, you need to consider surgical repair. It's not mandatory, if you don't plan on swimming or getting the ear wet. However, most people would opt to have it repaired. ...Read more

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I have hole in ear drum and nothing else so for that I had an tymnoplasty surgery. My current hearing is 60 db. How much it improve after this surgery?

I have hole in ear drum and nothing else so for that I had an tymnoplasty surgery. My current hearing is 60 db. How much it improve after this surgery?

Not sure: There are 2 main types of hearing loss: sensorineural (inner ear) and conductive (problem with sound getting to the inner ear). A hole in the eardrum may cause conductive loss, but you may also have a separate inner ear problem as well. Therefore, it is unclear how much hearing improvement would be expected with surgery. Ent and audiology evaluation would clarify this. ...Read more

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In what situations do you need an emergency surgery for a ruptured ear drum?

In what situations do you need an emergency surgery for a ruptured ear drum?

Rare: Need to drain, control infection, assess eustachian tube.
And the drum may heal without surgery.
If required, drum repair is high success! ...Read more