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Old 02-01-2004, 09:15 AM   #1
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Ear tube left hole in ear drum...(m)

An ex- ENT put a tube in my left ear (because I kept hearing clicking sounds in that ear) and it fell out leaving a large hole in my eardrum according to the new ENT. I can't hear as well out of that ear obviously. A surgery can repair it (grafting?). Anyway, has anyone had experience with this? Do tubes normally leave holes in eardrums? Should I have the surgery? I'm very angry at my last ENT. I don't think this is normal. Thanx

 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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Re: Ear tube left hole in ear drum...(m)

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Originally Posted by stellinator
An ex- ENT put a tube in my left ear (because I kept hearing clicking sounds in that ear) and it fell out leaving a large hole in my eardrum according to the new ENT. I can't hear as well out of that ear obviously. A surgery can repair it (grafting?). Anyway, has anyone had experience with this? Do tubes normally leave holes in eardrums? Should I have the surgery? I'm very angry at my last ENT. I don't think this is normal. Thanx
How long since the tube fell out? I still have min in, but my dr. told me that when it came out it would most likely take a month or so till the hole healed, with about a 10% chance that it would not, requiring surdery to patch. Maybe it just needs a little time? I woulden't rush for the surgery if its not too bothersome.
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