What is Myringotomy?

The common surgery of the ear is performed to drain out infectiou materials by making a small hole in the eardrum. This is called myringotomy. This is widely used to treat otitis media with effusion (OME) or a middle ear infection. The problem occurs from a virus which causes the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. This condition is more common amongst children, but the advanced procedure is suggested when antibiotics and home remedies don’t work.


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The ENT specialist or an ear doctor will insert an otoscope to see the ear canal if the kid has fluid in the ears for more than three or four months following an ear infection. The diagnosis will depend on the symptoms a patient may be feeling.


Mostly, the ENT specialist prescribes antibiotic, or auto-insufflation to adjust the air pressure in your ear. But for the conditions which are causing pain & disorders, surgery is the better option. This helps relieve pressure caused by excessive buildup of fluid in the middle ear. The ENT specialist makes an incision in the eardrum to drain out fluids. That can be pus, blood, or water. The doctor uses a tube to deter the recurrence of the same. It’s a daycare procedure, performed under local anesthesia but children may be kept under observation for a night to monitor the vitals.

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How long does it take to recover from myringotomy?

Ideally, complete healing may take 2 – 4 weeks in case of ear tubes. They fall out within 6-12 months on their own. Most eardrums heal after tubes come out, but visible scarring is not unusual.

Need for hearing loss surgery in Hyderabad

The myringotomy is performed with tube insertion takes less time in effusion and ensure better hearing. For children, if the condition is long-standing, myringotomy with tube insertion is best. Based on an observation made in a lot of pre-schools in Hyderabad, it was found that over 10-12% of kids have some type of ear infection or reported pain in the ears. Evidently, the pain in the ear may cause headaches and drowsiness. This is also one of the symptoms noticed in the kids in Hyderabad.

The best reason for getting a myringotomy for ear pain is that the incidence of sensorineural or conductive hearing loss is negligible after the procedure. If you are suffering from otitis media, ear pain, or loss of hearing or your kid is, make an appointment with Pristyn Care ENT clinic. Give us a call and let us take care of the condition. Consult with highly-experienced ENT specialists in Hyderabad about the advanced & latest treatments to cure ear disorders.

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