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Is it likely bad to have ear tubes in too long?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Ear Tubes

For most pediatric patients, we typically recommend tubes only stay in place for a couple of years.
Once they've been in for 2 years, i recommend consideration for removal. For adults who have tubes, keeping the tubes in for a longer period of time is quite common and necessary. It really depends on the underlying problem and the condition of the ear. Best to discuss with an ENT doctor.

In brief: Ear Tubes

For most pediatric patients, we typically recommend tubes only stay in place for a couple of years.
Once they've been in for 2 years, i recommend consideration for removal. For adults who have tubes, keeping the tubes in for a longer period of time is quite common and necessary. It really depends on the underlying problem and the condition of the ear. Best to discuss with an ENT doctor.
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