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I have constant ear discharge after an eardrum surgery. Please advise.

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Published At August 21, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have an eardrum perforation since childhood. I had tympanoplasty done last year but, that failed. Now, the ear keeps discharging all the time. I completed a course of Ciprofloxacin and Dexatops ear drops but after a week, the discharge is back. Please advise.

Answered by Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

A recurrent ear discharge after a failed tympanoplasty needs to be evaluated completely. The causes can be a reservoir of infection in your mastoid bone, resistant organism, Eustachian tube dysfunction, etc. The permanent treatment is a revision tympanoplasty usually done with cortical mastoidectomy to remove any infection in the mastoid bone as well. You should consult a good ear surgeon in your city for the revision surgery. If you do not want to undergo a surgery, you should keep your ears dry: 1. Ensure no water enters your ears. 2. Avoid using ear buds. 3. Treat yourself immediately in case of cold or nasal infections.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat
Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

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