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Small CP noted n left ear
She was suffering from ear pain for more than a year n every time we consult doc advised for cleaning. Last week while she was in outstation n having high pain consulted a doc and he noticed that there is an hole in ear (small cp) and advised for surgery. Need opinion
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Dr. Pinaki Mazumder
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Perforation in the ear drum should be closed by tympanoplasty. This prevents recurrent ear discharge, improves hearing and prevents further complications. The draw backs are, it is not successful in all cases .You should follow certain precautions in the postoperative period until the graft has taken. You should consult your doctor when ever you get a head cold or ear ache.
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist 20 yrs exp Bangalore
If it is a small central perforation and is dry, your doctor could just freshen the edges of perforation under local anaesthesia by chemical cauterisation or LASER. This will coax the body to heal it over a period of a couple of weeks. It is a simple Outpatient procedure and costs just a fraction of the cost of an Ear Surgery and requires no bedrest or hospitalisation. Use this app to locate and take an instant appointment if your doctor does not give you this option. I would be happy to help you out.
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Dr. Parveen Chawla
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist 17 yrs exp Faridabad
yes dear this is the right time for repair ,otherwise this perforation leads to whistling and giddiness which is irreversible to treat even after major surgery the chances of getting normal from tinnitus will be less ,go for audiometry and revert back to me ,than i can suggest you the best timing for the repair
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avoid self cleaning of your ears , and dont let the water go in ears
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