I had myringotomy surgery and a tube installed to help relieve 4 months of clogged up ear and hearing of thuds and roaring noises. Now, 12 hours after surgery, my problem seems worse. More noise, ear feels more clogged than before surgery. Has anyone have had the same discouraging results? how long does it take to get better?
Oh HUGS!!! I just went through a very similar situation.
I had a tube put in one ear because the ENT couldn't decide what to do with me. My symptoms indicated that tubes were needed, but the testing indicated that they weren't. So after months of ringing, pain, noises, pain he suggested putting a tube in one ear so that if I did suffer some hearing loss it would only be in one ear.
I loved it for the first 48 hours, then I caught a bug and things were worse than before in both ears. I thought I had made a huge mistake. Sometimes the ear with the tube was far worse than the other ear. My bug took about 2 weeks to clear out, and I am again loving my tube. I do have a very low hum/his from the tube, but that is a minimal nuisance compared to what I had before it was put in.
That is not the case with everyone though. My ENT said that he takes out about half the tubes he puts in for adults because of increased noises and other symptoms they can cause. I would recommend that you call your ENT and talk to him/her about it and see what they say. You could have a bug like I did since you are still feeling clogged.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.