Clear Yellowish Discharge After The Eardrum Surgery?
Hello, I just opened my ear plug, the operation was a week ago, but the clear liquid is a little yellowish continuously but it doesn’t smell right? Explanation please
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Eardrum surgery or also called Myringitomy is a medical procedure that opens the eardrum with an incision for certain medical purposes. Ear drum surgery is performed based on medical indications based on the results of examinations that have been done by ENT doctors. The existence of infection, accumulation of pus in the middle ear and to reduce the pressure in the inner ear cavity is a medical indication that is often encountered to continue the myringotomy.
After the myringotomy is performed, it takes about 7 days or more for recovery and treatment to be declared cured by the treating doctor. However, sometimes side effects or complications that may be felt by patients, such as:
1. a discharge from the ear, either clear or yellowish in 7 days or more
In connection with your question, the presence of fluid complaints coming out of the ear, in the form of clear or sometimes yellow liquid is a natural condition that occurs during the recovery period from the ear surgery you are undergoing. The presence of fluid that comes out is an inflammatory fluid, dead cells and bacteria that come out of the point of inflammation or infection. So that with the release of this fluid, the process of inflammation and infection can soon recover and improve, so the healing process can go well.
Therefore, you should continue to undergo the treatment process that your doctor has planned. If the doctor provides medication during this treatment period, you should continue to consume the drug. And We recommend that you visit again according to the specified schedule.
For now, it's best to avoid getting water in your ears to prevent infections from increasing and to prevent the recovery process.
Thus the info we can convey.