My entire life I have had problems with my ears–my Eustachian tubes don’t drain properly and whenever I get the least bit of sinus congestion, I get an ear infection. I went to the doc today with the 6th ear infection this calendar year and he said he’d like to discuss/think about inserting tubes in my ears if I get another infection this year.
I had tubes 3 different times as a child and they didn’t really seem to help; in fact, the third time they inserted them, my eardrum collapsed and it was very painful for several months (I have slight hearing loss because of it) so naturally I’m leery. It would be done outpatient and would take about 15 minutes if there are no complications.
Anyone have any experience with tubes as an adult? What were the results? Worth it? Not worth it?