New perforation after ear drum repair - anyone else ?

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Hi everyone,

I had a perforation repair done in June 21 after waiting a year due to Covid backlog.

I started with earache this May and the practice nurse noted bubbles of fluid behind the repaired drum but assured me it was intact. I was referred to ENT.- And am still waiting.

Fast forward to now and after having a bad episode of earache I went to GP who diagnosed an anterior tympanic rupture.

Im not sure if this means the repair has failed or if this is a new perforation, I didnt ask

as was fed up . There has been another request for an ENT appointment.

I just wondered if this has happened to anyone else ?

Im fed up of waiting to be seen and have earache nearly every day. If I could afford to go private I would !

Thanks ,if anyone reads this 😑

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  • Posted

    Hi, i am sorry to but in but wondered how you were after the op. i am due to have a myringoplasty in Jan but am really unsure whether to have it or not. I am really undecided. What was it like afterwards? thanks

    • Posted

      Hi Magskeef,

      Not a problem at all ,happy to reply.

      Before my surgery I wasnt advised of the recovery time and had planned to go back to work 2 days after ! I had a week off in the end but 2 weeks would have been better.

      I had pain afterwards for about a week , in my ear but also down the side of my face.

      The repair worked initially and my hearing was restored, but about a year afterwards I started with earache again and the practice nurse said I had bubbles of fluid trapped behind the drum. Which then went on to re- perforate😒

      I was referred back to ENT in July and am still waiting .

      Im not sure if I would get it fixed again as it clearly didnt work for me but it could be different for you ?

      Hope this helps.

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