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What are the side effects of getting tubes in your ears?

Ear tube surgery is usually a quick and easy procedure. However possible risks of surgery include the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Continued fluid drainage
  • Tubes become blocked with blood or drainage
  • Tubes that fall out early or stay in too long
  • Holes that remain in the eardrum after the tube falls out
  • Complications from anesthesia

What is ear tube surgery (myringotomy)?

How long does a myringotomy take?

Does it hurt to have tubes put in your ears?

How long does it take to get your hearing back after a myringotomy?

How long is recovery from ear tube surgery?

* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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