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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?

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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

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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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?

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