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Tests For Ruptured Ear Drum
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
No problem: A wax impaction does not harm a perforation. As an ENT i suggest that all perforations be repaired via a tympanoplasty or myringoplasty at some point. An intact ear drum is safer and less likely to become impacted. Patients who choose not to have a tympanoplasty should have an annual ear exam by their doctor. ...Read more
Clogged right ear, diagnosis is severe ear pressure with fluid completely filling the inner ear (euschatian tube), cant see an ENT doc until october, ?
Get a new ENT: This is June you need to get a new ENT ...Read more
Dx otitis media; went er sunday for vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss; got antibiotics dx otitis externa clear out wax; still tinnitus motion sick.
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Yes: Hearing should improve as the tympanic membrane heals and infection resolves. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics.Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit.Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
Middle ear infection with permenant perforated ear drum, due to 2 myringotomy yrs ago. How long will take for liquid to drained out? Can't hear.
Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
Ear tube fell out 15 years later. Very possible perforated ear drum but the ear may still be impacted with wax. Will a doctor try to flush out the wax?
Have small leak, right ear - possible csf, but ENT says no perforation in ear drum via otoscope, so not csf. I don't have infection. Can a perforation be so small it can't be seen by otoscope?
Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole
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