Hearing Remains The Same After The Eardrum Surgery?
Hello, I finished the eardrum surgery 10 days ago, the eardrum surgery function improves hearing, and prevents recurring infections, well my hearing seems to be the same as before the operation, well, there is no odorless fluid output every day after opening the bandages? Is this the healing period? Is it reasonable or not?
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Timpanoplasty is an operation to repair a hole or tear in the eardrum. It is true that the purpose of this action is to improve hearing, reduce recurrent infections that do not improve with other treatments.
This post-operative healing process can take place slowly, along with the healing process of the wound on the former operation. For a surgical wound, it will usually improve within 1 to 2 weeks postoperatively. Initially your hearing will feel the same as before the surgery, but after healing there will be improvement. Generally, your ENT doctor will do a hearing test after 8 or 12 weeks after surgery to evaluate your hearing improvement. Likewise you will initially feel dizzy, accompanied by a little post-operative pain, but will improve by itself.
Some things you can do at home include:
Avoid getting water into the ear canal
Avoid lifting heavy objects, or activities that increase the pressure on the eardrum, such as riding planes, swimming, diving, etc.
If you want to sneeze, do not try to hold it by closing the nose or mouth, but open the mouth and nose so as not to increase the pressure on the ears
Get enough rest
Eat nutritious foods and enough water
Take medicines that are given regularly
Keep the ear area dry and clean
Therefore, for now you do not need to worry, but still pay attention to things that are not normal, such as if there is bleeding, pus that smells, accompanied by fever, etc. If you are in doubt, consult the ENT doctor who is treating you.
Thus, hopefully can help.