10 doctors weighed in:
Blew my nose lightly after tympanoplasty, did I ruin it?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Hopefully not
It depends on how hard you blew.
... For now avoid any further nose blowing as you can dislodge the graft. Use a saline spray if you must rinse the nose. Discuss with your surgeon at your post op check.

In brief: Hopefully not
It depends on how hard you blew.
... For now avoid any further nose blowing as you can dislodge the graft. Use a saline spray if you must rinse the nose. Discuss with your surgeon at your post op check.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Probably not... but don't blow your nose.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It's possible
If your hearing hasn't changed, then you're probably ok.
To be sure, you might want to have your doctor examine the eardrum. This is a good time to remind everyone to follow your doctor's post-operative instructions! they are given for a reason, not just to make your life difficult!

In brief: It's possible
If your hearing hasn't changed, then you're probably ok.
To be sure, you might want to have your doctor examine the eardrum. This is a good time to remind everyone to follow your doctor's post-operative instructions! they are given for a reason, not just to make your life difficult!
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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