The tympanic membrane aka eardrum can acquire several problems. These include perforation that leads to a hole in an ear drum, unnecessary deposits of calcium in the eardrum, accumulation of fluid and retraction pocket that is perhaps, the least common kind of problem that there is. Perforation is the most common problem and occurs due to infection mainly, but it can happen for several other causes, some of which include injuries or replacement of tubes.
A ruptured eardrum has several symptoms and if one identifies with any of these, he should straightaway visit a doctor.
This surgery is not complicated and a decent oncologist can perform it. The complications are nil and one can go to work the next day without worrying over the consequences because there will be none.