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Tympanostomy Tubes Clog
Myringotomy describes the surgical procedure to make a small incision in the ear drum (tympanic membrane), creating a hole to help relieve abnormal pressure in the middle ear and also allow for the drainage of fluid, pus or blood that has accumulated in the middle ear. Ear tubes (ventilating tubes) may be inserted and left in place afterwards to facilitate air exchange ...Read more
I have a tympanostomy tube & i wear a hearing aid, all the conditions for fungi growth is there & i had it twice, what the best i can do to avoid it?
Ear fungus: Because the ear is a dark, warm, moist place , it offers an ideal environment for fungi to thrive. The hearing aid occludes the canal and makes the problem worse. Keep the hearing aids out at night to ventilate the ears - keep your ears dry. Make sure you disinfect your hearing aid daily. Use an antiseptic product that's compatible with your hearing aid. Check with your audiologist or ent. ...Read more
As a pilot, I use a headset with foam tips that go into ear canal. I also suffer from frequent otitis media. Can they be related? Ent is considering tympanostomy. Can I use this headset w/ ear tubes?
Ear infections: When anything, including q tips, fingers, or other foreign objects are inserted into the ear canals, many things can happen. All these and especially your headset foam tips are a culture medium for bacteria. Soft tissue infections of the canals, eardrums, or middle ear can result, and the foam tips can push foreign material, wax, dirt, or other debris into the canals or drum. See your ENT doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some times: Myringotomy is done to drain middle ear fluid, to prevent middle ear infection, which may cause deafness in the children, by inserting small tube in the membranous part of drum most of the time no bleeding or clotts, some times may bleed from surface vessel, and will stop. See your doctor for bleeding. ...Read more
What caused the bilateral myringotomy tubes placed on my grandchild 9 months ago one ear to bleed?
Infection: Your grandchild has an ear infection. Instead of the pus in the ear sitting behind the ear drum it is coming out through the tube leading to inflammation and bleeding. It is also possible the area around the tube is infected leading to bleeding. The key is antibiotic ear drops. Contact either the pediatrician or the ENT who put in the tubes. ...Read more
I have middle ear fluid, chronic tinnitus, hearing difficulties, ear fullness and severe balance issues. Would myringotomy tubes or hearing aids help?
On my shunt flow study test it looked like the dye had stopped half way it didn't get to the end of the tube i am hearing a clogging noise in there to?
No: You sound like you may have an intraventricular shunt. If it is truly blocked you have a neurosurgical emergency and you should be communicating with me from "the ether". Come to think of it you are! Anyhow, no you hear through your ears and you are not hearing any noises from your shunt other than anxiety. ...Read more
I recently got an HSG done and was told both of my tubes are clogged. I am going on my 3rd day bleeding excessively, is that normal?
No usually: I suspect the "tube in the ear" you are discussing is the eustachian tube, which leads from the ear to the throat and drains ear fluid. It generally does not get "out of place," but rather there is swelling of it or next to it that slows or blocks the ear fluid, causing pain from the ear to neck/jaw/throat. Usually the cause cures itself. Only rarely is surgery needed. Good luck! ...Read more
My ears have been clogged for a few weeks and wondering if hydrogen peroxide is safe to use to clean them out if I've had tubes put in as a child?
What do you suggest if my ears have pressure and feel cloged and full do I have a bloked eustachian tube?
Eustachian Tube: Hello. Your issue is the dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Allergy and sinusitis are two common causes of this disorder, other causes could be pressure changes in your environment, viral that may be sub clinical in that you never had any symptoms of a cold, undiagnosed allergy or an irritant. See your doctor for confirmation saline sinus wash followed by Afrin nasal spray as directed will help. ...Read more