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"Exploring Post-Grommet Complications: What You Need to Know"

 Navigating Postoperative Complications of Grommet Insertion: A Comprehensive Guide Grommet insertion, a standard surgical procedure to alleviate symptoms of middle ear disorders, can sometimes be accompanied by postoperative complications. Among these, one of the most frequently encountered issues is otorrhea or ear discharge. Understanding the nature of postoperative complications and their management is crucial for patients and healthcare providers. Types of Otorrhea Postoperative otorrhea manifests in various forms, including early, delayed, chronic, and recurrent. Early otorrhea occurs within four weeks of surgery, while delayed otorrhea surfaces four or more weeks post-surgery. Chronic otorrhea persists for three months or longer, while recurrent otorrhea involves three or more discrete episodes. Studies suggest that ear discharge after grommet insertion affects a significant proportion of patients, with rates varying from 16% to as high as 80%. Prophylactic Measures and Treatmen

Nasal Endoscopy

Can Nasal endoscopy help tailor your treatment for your nasal symptoms?  Having nasal congestion or blockage can affect your quality of life. A blocked nose can be due to lots of factors. It can be as simple as nasal polyps, deviated septum or due to allergy. In rare cases, nasal tumours can cause nasal obstruction. When should I see ENT doctor for nasal endoscopy? Your doctor may recommend having nasal endoscopy if you have symptoms like nasal congestion or blockage, loss of smell, nose bleed, postnasal drip or catarrh, facial pain or headaches. Can Nasal Endoscopy pick up cancer? Nasal endoscopy can be used to examine nasal cavity, back of the nose, voice box and upper food pipe in some cases. During nasal endoscopy with the use of "Narrow Band Imaging" can help pick up early cancer changes. Narrow Band imaging uses a special filter which allows to pick up abnormal vessels on the mucosa, which is covering our nose and gullet.  What is inv