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Blocked ears, discomfort. Have nasal septum deviation. Is grommet insertion helpful? What are the risks involved with surgery?

Is grommet insertion a remedy for blocked ears, too much discomfort, repeat incidences of blocked ears specially after flights, also as per ENT have nasal spectrum deviation, because of which ET not functioning properly. Will surgery of nasal spectrum and spur treatment help or will I have to get ventilation tubes put in eardrum . Afraid of infections or surgery complications and any potential hearing loss bcos of grommet insertion. But ear blockage can t be beared and very irritating. Also was reading on Internet people who have got grommets inserted, in fact they say situation worsened bcos of muffled sound, infections or discharge etc
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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hello harvinder
You should have written your age.
See if your nasal septum is blocking your nose it is better you get it operated.
Secondly you can get done impedance audiometry to know that you have fluid in your ears
If you are an adult and smoke get done nasal endoscopy to rule out any mass in nasopharyngeal area ,that is behind the nose.
Getting grommets inserted is never a problem as they do come out automatically in few months.
It will be better go and see an ENT surgeon and dont panic and believe on him.

Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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