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Does anyone have any experience of their child having a polyp in their ear?

(13 Posts)
TheOriginalFAB Tue 19-Jul-11 21:20:14

I know I could google but MN is less scary. My son is 6, has just been diagnosed and has compromised hearing already.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 20-Jul-11 09:37:04


lucykate Wed 20-Jul-11 09:41:01

don't have experience of a child with a polyp, but dh has had one. had it removed in hospital, small operation as a day patient, under ga. he hasn't had any problems with it since. prior to having it out, he was getting repeated ear infections and dizzy spells.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 20-Jul-11 09:43:41

Does it always have to be removed or does it disappear on its own? DS2 has had a perforated eardrum, was deaf when born and now is at the lower end of normal for hearing. One more thing is just too cruel sad.

lucykate Wed 20-Jul-11 09:49:11

dh had tried ear drops, but for him it didn't really help, it subsided, went away for a bit but then grew back. it was growing from inside his ear, through the eardrum, he was about 22 when he had the op. i don't think it was affecting his hearing, but if left, it would have due to the damage it was doing to his eardrum.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 20-Jul-11 09:51:44

He is seeing the GP tomorrow as a follow up after his trip to A & E last Wednesday. Is it possible it could have gone between then and now? He has had antibiotics. What do I do if the GP says it isn't there?

lucykate Wed 20-Jul-11 18:00:32

i don't know, but bumping in case there are others with more experiences of polyps. good luck tomorrow at the gp.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 20-Jul-11 19:00:57

Thank you.

hpsaucy Wed 20-Jul-11 19:04:48

I had polyps in my ear and up my nose as a child, which were removed at the same time my perforated eardrum grafted!! I was in hospital a few days. Unfortunately the graft didn't take and I had to have it re done but I never had polyps again.

TheOriginalFAB Wed 20-Jul-11 19:06:56

This is not making me happy sad.

My poor baby.

hpsaucy Wed 20-Jul-11 19:13:23

I would advise getting anything done while he is younger, mine was put off for quiet a while, which I feel caused me more problems, i had my last operation on my ear at 19, but unfortunately my problems have come back again 15 years later!!!

TheOriginalFAB Wed 20-Jul-11 19:17:17

He is only 6 and after all his other hearing problems we will go private if it isn't done quickly.

TheOriginalFAB Thu 21-Jul-11 14:19:40

GP couldn't see the polyp confused. Have to go back in a month.

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