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Tympanic Membrane Repair
Tympanic Membrane Repair (Overview)
This involves repairing a hole on the ear drum.
Tympanic membrane: This involves repairing a hole on the ear drum. ...Read more
Tympanic Membrane Repair (Overview)
This involves repairing a hole on the ear drum.
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
Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How long should it take to subside? I've had it for 3 weeks now.
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
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
Ear picking: People usually insert probes into the ear canal and that can do iy. Also untreated infection. ...Read more
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
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
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
Have been taking nasal steriods for 2 weeks, still no improvement in tympanic membrane retraction and tinnitus. What should I do?
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
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
How much time does a retracted tympanic membrane take to heal? Have been using a nasal spray. I still have tinnitus since 5days. Should I be worried?
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
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
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.
Please help me differentiate between hearing damage / tympanic membrane perforation symptoms. A gun was fired near my ear today. Certain hearing loss.
NIHL.: Most likely noise induced hearing loss. This sometimes happens when sound pressure exceeds the 120dB range - OSHA allows up to 140 dB single exposure. Sometimes this will get better over a few hours / day. Cannot rule out a rupture of the tympanic membrane. You need a good exam and visit with an expert to see if there are any options or need for repair. Maybe Magnesium? ...Read more
Hello sir, my mother can not hear properly because her tympanic membrane of both ear is damaged or ruptured fully. If you know any cure do tell me pleas?
First: She can get evaluated by an ENT to establish diagnosis and treatment. After that an audiologic examination will determine if amplification is neccessary. ...Read more
Blood from ear went to er they found 4 blood clots could only remove 1 with syringe of water said more blood behind tympanic membrane is it ruptur?
Most Likely: Hello BiancaS. It is most likely that the tympanic membrane is ruptured. If there is an ear infection and there is pressure, the eardrum can bust and bleeding could be a result. Treatment: use oral and topical antibiotic also you can use an antibiotic ear drop for the infection ...Read more
Have Tinnitus frm 2 wks. Have been taking nasal congestion spray but it has had no effect. The doctor said I have retraction of tympanic membrane.
I have a hypermobile tympanic membrane in my only hearing ear. It flops in and out when I swallow, and close my eyes, when I pop my ears. What are the?
Eustachian tube: The ear drum closes a chamber that otherwise has only one opening, that tube goes into the back of the nose. When you go up and down in a plane or elevator the air pressure changes. If the tube is blocked by allergy or inflammation, the change in pressure will "pop" your ear drum. When you swallow, cough or sneeze pressure builds up in your nose popping you ears. Check for allergic blockage, ...Read more
Blood from ear went to er they found 4 blood clots remove 1 with syringe of water said more blood behind tympanic membrane No infection hear fine?
Will resolve.: No concerns. It will resolve on its own. Might take some time but it will eventually resolve. ...Read more
ENT gave Nasal spray for tinnitus+blocked ear even though I don't have flu. I have retracted tympanic membrane. Should I get a 2nd opinion?
Congestion: Congestion in your sinuses can produce negative pressure behind the eardrum, . If fluid accumulates it will cause a decrease in hearing until the eustacian tube opens and any fluid drains. Tinnitis or ringing in the ears is an entirely separate issue. Drugs such and Aspirin and others are common causes of tinnitis. Tinnitis can be very difficult to treat and there may be no treatment for it ...Read more
What is the treatment for ear discharge in tympanic membrane perforation, is it safe to use CPAP device in this situation?
Is there infection: If there is an infection you will need to be treated with anabiotic's. The discharge should be evaluated. I don't think the CPAP will be a major problem. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Is tympanic membrane perforation a contraindication for CPAP & APAP use for sleep apnea, what is the treatment for ear discharge from this condition?
(Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is a tool
which can be used to assist
the oxygenation of several
respiratory pathologies. CONTRAINDICATIONS:Unconsciousness
Inadequate respiratory drive
Shock/Hypotension (BP <90)
Chest wall trauma
Has active upper GI bleeding or history of recent gastric surgery ...Read more