What to Expect after Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation? Great Relief

What to Expect after Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

What to Expect after Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation?

Hey there, fellow eustachian tube sufferers! This blog will hopefully answer What to Expect after Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation. If you’ve come across this article, chances are you’re considering or scheduled to undergo eustachian tube dilation treatment. Well, you’ve come to the right place, because today we’re going to talk about what to expect after this procedure.

First things first, let’s quickly recap what eustachian tube balloon dilation is all about. This procedure is a relatively new and minimally invasive treatment for eustachian tube dysfunction. It involves inserting a small balloon into your eustachian tube and inflating it to widen the passage and improve airflow. It’s a fantastic alternative to more invasive surgical procedures, with a shorter recovery time and fewer risks.

Expected Outcomes and Follow Up after Eustachian Tube Dilation

  1. Relief: One of the most immediate effects you’ll notice is improved breathing and pressure relief in your ears. Say goodbye to that constant blocked feeling and hello to newfound comfort!
  2. Minimal discomfort: You may experience some mild discomfort in the treated ear or ears for a few days after the surgery. This can include a feeling of fullness, slight pain, or a popping sensation. However, the discomfort is usually manageable and should subside fairly quickly.
  3. Recovery time: Compared to traditional surgeries, the recovery time for eustachian tube balloon dilation is relatively short. Most patients can expect to return to their normal activities within a few days. However, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions and allow yourself appropriate rest to aid the healing process.
  4. Follow-up appointments: Your doctor will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure everything is healing as it should be. It’s important not to skip these appointments, as they play a crucial role in your recovery.
  5. Potential side effects: While rare, there are a few potential side effects that you should be aware of. These can include infection, bleeding, or perforation of the eardrum. However, remember that eustachian tube balloon dilation is generally considered safe and complications are minimal.
  6. Long-term results: Many patients report significant improvement in their eustachian tube function following the procedure. However, it’s important to note that every person is unique, and individual results may vary. It’s always best to consult with your doctor about your specific case and expectations.

Consult with a Medical Professional

Overall, eustachian tube balloon dilation offers hope for those of us struggling with eustachian tube dysfunction. It’s a relatively simple procedure that can lead to significant improvements in your quality of life.

Remember, though, I’m not a medical professional, so it’s always essential to consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any decisions regarding your health. They’ll be able to guide you through the process, answer any questions you may have, and provide the best possible care for your specific needs.

Stay positive, be patient, and look forward to better days ahead after your eustachian tube balloon dilation. Good luck with your treatment, and may your ears be forever

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28 thoughts on “What to Expect after Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation? Great Relief”

  1. Yestersay I had the dilatation in my both ears combined with miringotomy. The preassure is gone and also de cracking sound but the tinnitus still the same in both ears. I have now hearing loss in my left ear and I also can hear my own voice and breathing (autophony) in both ears. I hope is too early and these side effects can be resolved in the following weeks! If there is anyone else that has autophony after the dilatation let me know!

  2. My left ear is constantly feeling blocked. I also have tinnitus which seems to be more on the left side. It might even be exclusively on the left side, but Im not sure.
    Has anyone had this procedure?

  3. Had this for 16yrs. It's not a complete blockage but just a narrowing. It means I get symptoms in certain scenarios: lying on my back or to my right I get the crackling+stuffyness when breathing or there is any sound , when I have a considerably louder sound on the left, e.g. using a phone, I get a crackling in the right in time with sound. One other one I don't see mentioned is balance issues. If I move my head suddenly just once, I get dizzy and if I go up in a lift when I step out I get a sudden sensation that the floor is coming up to meet me at my face. Not that I'm falling face first. I used to work in a hotel and ended up having to use the stairs most of the time as I'd end up motion sick or falling over if I used the lift too much.

    Nothings worked, I've no allergies, and I've been told by GPs a stent is not worth the risk. The only thing that works, albeit very briefly, is manipulating my jaw to a certain position. Popping my ears just makes it feel I've inflated my ear and I have to wait for it to slowly deflate.

  4. Please, I need some form of help.
    Had ear infection about 3 years back and since then, have been experiencing tinnitus which get worse when I stand up to do activities of daily living but lessen when lying down. I even hear my voices when I speak and happens mostly when I'm in an upright position. This feels so uncomfortable as my ear pops continuously, making me to feel deafness in that particular ear, which I also ensure I hold my nose closed, in order to blow air into my ear for a temporal relieve.
    I'm down with depression and too many harmful thoughts.
    Find it difficult to concentrate, and cannot study my books anymore as a student.
    Have visited ENT doctors in my country. The only thing they do is to prescribe costly antidepressants. Pls I need help.

  5. I've only recently been having issues with feeling like my left ear canal is clogged and swollen. This has gotten a bit better after antibiotics for the ear infection but I am now having a stinging pain in my ear and fluid is still draining from it… What should I do?

  6. I think for the rest of my life I will only use treatment from dr Ogbebor herbal centre on YouTube as a method of treating my self because his medicine terminated the high pitch hissing sounds in both sides of my ear 👂

  7. I'm desperate for someone to understand me. I have blocked eustachian tubes, waiting to see ENT, my problem is that everything sounds faded and distant almost like I can't hear my voice. It's horrible, has anyone suffered this


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