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Is having tympanostomy tubes put in a painful operation?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There is some discomfort after the procedure.
Usually pain medication and/or ear drops are prescribed for post op management.

In brief: Yes
There is some discomfort after the procedure.
Usually pain medication and/or ear drops are prescribed for post op management.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Prob not
Depends how done.
Usually not. Obviously if patient asleep no pain. If awake, some discomfort with anesthesia used.

In brief: Prob not
Depends how done.
Usually not. Obviously if patient asleep no pain. If awake, some discomfort with anesthesia used.
Dr. Alexander Gorup
Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
For an adult... Very simple.
. Little to no pain. For a child very little to no pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) after the procedure is fine and children are usually back to normal activity several hours after the procedure.

In brief: No
For an adult... Very simple.
. Little to no pain. For a child very little to no pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) after the procedure is fine and children are usually back to normal activity several hours after the procedure.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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