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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am having Perforated Eardrum since 4 yrs will it be healing automatically or should i take operation. by opn. will it be repaired properly, i heard that its fiction, we would be dumb after opn. ?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Good evening sir
User :   its 14 yrs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   to go ahead, please let me know your age
User :   im 32 ,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   first off all, a you must be having a condition called CSOM - chronic suppurative otitis media
User :   every day i m suffering by pus in ear
Doctor :   i understand
User :   what does it mean CSOM, i m suffering when i was 8
Doctor :   the only treatment here is to remove the infected foci, and clean it & then correct the defect in the ruptured eardrum
Doctor :   since its been so long about 30 years , it is considered a chronic problem
User :   i would like to say that pus in my left ear, itching too, but i m not having feel that problem in hearing, even i m better to hear by left ear instead of right.
Doctor :   you will be having a bit of conductive deafness, coz due to the infection in the ear, there may be a damage in the inner ear bones which are important in conducting sounds in the ear
Doctor :   but once the condition is corrcted, by surgery, you may have approximately normal hearing , depending on the amount of ear damage, persisting up to the time before the surgery.
User :   what should i do, and when? will it be risky or safe?
Doctor :   it is a very common procedure, and you can go ahead with it , without any apprehension
Doctor :   if it is left as such, the infection in the ear can cause problems in the brain
Doctor :   like abscess , etc
Doctor :   So the best thing to do is to proceed with the procedure
Doctor :   HAVE you followed by advice ?
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