Blood coming from the ear:
Apart from mucous or pus coming from the ear, a bloody discharge is not uncommon or serious. This is usually related to inflammation and subsides with ear drops.

There is a small risk for a residual hole in the eardrum after the grommet has fallen out. This usually closes spontaneously but may require a “patch” over time.

Multiple Grommets:
Repeated grommets may be required should the Eustachian Tube not be fully developed. This can happen till approximately the age of six.

Non Extrusion:
The ear recognises the grommet as a foreign material and gradually “pushes it out”. In a small minority of patients, this does not happen and the grommet has to be removed after about two years.

Myringotomy: Insertion of Tube