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What is the follow-up for an ear tube surgery?

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Your doctor will talk to you about next steps. If everything goes as expected, this might mean a follow-up in two to four weeks, a hearing test, or eardrops to limit fluid coming from the ears. If you see yellow, brown, or bloody fluid from the ear for more than a week after surgery, tell your doctor. You’ll also want to check with your doctor if your loved one has ear pain, hearing problems, or seems to have trouble with balance.

From: Ear Tubes: What to Expect WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Ear Tubes.”

Mayo Clinic: “Ear tubes,” “Ear infection (middle ear).”

Unity Point Health: “Frequently Asked Questions About Ear Tubes.”

National Health Service: “Can I eat or drink before an operation?”

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital: “Preparing Your Child for Surgery.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: “Ear Tubes.”

Mayo Clinic: “Ear tubes,” “Ear infection (middle ear).”

Unity Point Health: “Frequently Asked Questions About Ear Tubes.”

National Health Service: “Can I eat or drink before an operation?”

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital: “Preparing Your Child for Surgery.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

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