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Dr. Nader Kalantar
18 doctors shared insights

Tympanic Membrane Repair (Overview)

This involves repairing a hole on the ear drum.


Dr. Nader Kalantar
18 doctors shared insights

Tympanic Membrane Repair (Overview)

This involves repairing a hole on the ear drum.


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What are the implications of a hyper mobile tympanic membrane?

What are the implications of a hyper mobile tympanic membrane?

Ear: May have ear popping or clicking and may have some issues on descent in an airplane. There isnt any good treatment for it. Be sure that you had that diagnosis confirmed with a hearing test. ...Read more

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What is the tympanic membrane?

What is the tympanic membrane?

Tympanic membrane: It's your eardrum and divides the outer ear from the middle ear. ...Read more

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Doctors dignosed a hole in my tympanic membrane and recomended an operation . My query is-tablets can be the sustitute for operation or not?

Not certain : I don't know what you mean, tablets can be the substitue. If you are wondering whether a pill or medication will help, the answer is usually not. There are a variety of procedures used to correct a perforated tm. Some are minimally invasive and can be done in the office, others require surgery in a hospital or surgicenter. ...Read more

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How can I treat tympanic membrane rupture?

Time or surgery: 90% heal on their own in 90 days. If they have not healed by then, it is unlikely to ever heal on its own and will need repaired. The most important thing is to keep water and anything else out of the ear until you know the hole has closed. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get tympanic membrane rupture?

Do a lot of people get tympanic membrane rupture?

Relatively uncommon: Most general ents will see less than a dozen new tympanic membrane ruptures per year, on average. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually waiting: Usually tympanic ruptures will quickly heal on their own - if it persists then referral to an ENT surgeon may be in order. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get tympanic membrane rupture?

How common is it for somebody to get tympanic membrane rupture?

Ear picking: People usually insert probes into the ear canal and that can do iy..Also untreated infection. ...Read more

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Hi dr my mum 51 years old ..Her tympanic membrane (eardrum) is rupture from 10 years ago & now she suffer from discharge.. What she can do?

She needs ear drops: She needs medicated drops to help her drainage. If you have an ENT doctor, contact them for an appointment. She needs to have her ear cleaned out and medicated drops prescribed. Do not have her ear irrigated with water as this can lead to a worsening infection. ...Read more

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Chances for paper patch to help heal a 60% perforated tympanic membrane? Timeframe? 26yo. Is fibroblast growth factor offered in the US for TMP? Where

Chances for paper patch to help heal a 60% perforated tympanic membrane? Timeframe? 26yo. Is fibroblast growth factor offered in the US for TMP? Where

Faster than without: For a medium sized perforation like yours, a paper patch has about a 43.5% success rate, and repeat patches may be necessary. Fibroblast growth factor also has fairly good success rates in healing perforations, but you'll have to call around to various ENT doctors to see if they offer that at at let alone concomitantly with a paper patch. Most perforated TMs heal within 2 months. ...Read more

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Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually separate: Issues. Ringing in the ears is due to abnormalities in the inner ear and the nervous system. Ear drum rupture is usually a complication of infection of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

No: It doesn't mean you have a tympanic membrane rupture because your ear is ringing, although it is possible. Ringing in the ear can occur from a variety of reasons. Medication effects and nerve related hearing loss are two of the more common underlying causes of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). ...Read more

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Have been taking nasal steriods for 2 weeks, still no improvement in tympanic membrane retraction and tinnitus. What should I do?

Have been taking nasal steriods for 2 weeks, still no improvement in tympanic membrane retraction and tinnitus. What should I do?

Tinnitus: the sprays take 2 to 3 weeks to work but you should have a hearing test to fully evaluate your middle and inner ears. Watch out for aspirin, ibuprofen, caffeine and chocolate which can cause it as well ...Read more

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Thanks what drug would be best for my situation with retracted tympanic membrane ears no longer hurt after 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg ?

Thanks what drug would be best for my situation with retracted tympanic membrane ears no longer hurt after 10 days of levaquin (levofloxacin) 500mg ?

No meds if no sympto: Apparently you have been treated for an ear infection causing retracted ear drum and you have finished a course of antibiotics , your ears no longer hurt..If you do have symptoms than decongestants like sudafed may also help to decongest the eustachian tube which can sometime get blocked and creates negative pressure in the middle ear which causes retracted ear drum sometimes valsalva maneuver hel. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a tympanic membrane red and bulging outward toward external auditory canal mean?

Please tell me what does a tympanic membrane red and bulging outward toward external auditory canal mean?

Otitis media: Otitis media means infection in the middle ear compartment. While not always, the described findings are consistent with middle ear infection. The bulge usually means thick fluid filling up the space and pushing against the drum and the red is that the drum is involved in the infection. These may spontaneously burst or perforate. Appropriate and timely medication usually prevents this. ...Read more

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Why is my sons tympanic membrane not moving properly with out having an ear infection ?

Eustachian Tube Prob: The eustachian tube is a structure inside of the head that functions to regulate pressure in the middle ear space. Blockage or collapse of this tube by conditions such as nasal congestion can create a type of vaccuum which interferes with the tympanic membrane's ability to move properly. ...Read more

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Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How do I treat it? My doctor told me to try vasalva technique and take nose drops.

Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How do I treat it? My doctor told me to try vasalva technique and take nose drops.

Likely temporary: Tinnitus may be caused by multiple etiologies: Hearing loss, noise exposure, medication side effects, allergies, eustachian tube dysfunction, trauma, infection to name a few. Valsalva (autoinsufflation), decongestant, nasal steroid spray and time usually suffice. Occasionally a temporary oral steroid will hasten resolution. If persistent audiogram and ENT (otolaryngology) follow up is warreted ...Read more

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What could cause feeling of fullness and rushing noises in one ear? Doctor says he can see nothing in the canal or behind the tympanic membrane.

What could cause feeling of fullness and rushing noises in one ear? Doctor says he can see nothing in the canal or behind the tympanic membrane.

Eustachian tube: Dysfunction of eustachian tube can lead to fullness and decreased hearing in 1 ear. See ENT doctor and hearing test. ...Read more