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My mother has ear drum rupture. Does that mean anything significant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

This is very common in early childhood with ear infections or after tube extrusion & most infants/toddlers self heal over days/wks.
Adolescents or adults may chart a different path. As the healing potential of the body slows, a perforation may become chronic & need a patch.This can be an involved surgery & considered after the ENT was convinced it was needed.Followup with your dr & discuss options.

In brief: Depends

This is very common in early childhood with ear infections or after tube extrusion & most infants/toddlers self heal over days/wks.
Adolescents or adults may chart a different path. As the healing potential of the body slows, a perforation may become chronic & need a patch.This can be an involved surgery & considered after the ENT was convinced it was needed.Followup with your dr & discuss options.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Thomas Seck
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

It depends on the cause, but most of the time ruptured ear drums heal quite quickly and have no long term effects of hearing.

In brief: Not usually

It depends on the cause, but most of the time ruptured ear drums heal quite quickly and have no long term effects of hearing.
Dr. Thomas Seck
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