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Old 09-26-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Help! Ear Pressure Feels Worse After PE Grommet Tube Surgery?

Had a pressure equalization tube inserted in my left ear about 6 days ago for eustachian tube dysfunction. Ever since, my ear has actually felt MUCH worse...a maddening feeling of fullness/cotton in ears. Also, my hearing on that side sounds muffled, and I'm having to ask people to repeat themselves.

I had my right side done a couple months ago, and honestly don't remember struggling like this during the recovery. But that side was already so bad off that perhaps I didn't notice any new pressure afterwards. I will say that the previously tubed side feels fine now.

Should I give this more time to heal? Has anyone else gone through this terrible pressure/clogged feeling after pe tube surgery, and did it eventually pass?

I'm an adult in my 30s, and the only people I know who have tubes are kids, so they can't really answer me.