Ear tube surgery - what to ask your doctorWhat to ask your doctor about ear tube surgery; Tympanostomy - what to ask your doctor; Myringotomy - what to ask your doctor
Your child is being evaluated for ear tube insertion. This is the placement of tubes in your child's eardrums. It is done to allow fluid behind your child's eardrums to drain or to prevent infection. This can help your child's ears work better.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your child's health care provider to help you take care of your child's ears.
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