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I had a stapedectomy on my right ear 6 days ago. I have had a lot of the usual post op issues, dizziness, loss of taste, heartbeat in ear etc. However I am finding that I'm experiencing more pain than I had anticipated. Sometimes it's a short stabbing pain and the rest of the time it's a dull pain - like if you put a cotton bud in too deep. But it's almost constant. Also hurts like hell if I yawn and sometimes when I swallow. I've spoken to my doctor who has given me more pain meds, and I don't see the surgeon for another week. Has anyone else had anything like this? I've been changing the cotton wool twice daily and it always has blood on it. Any advice would be greatly received xxx
[QUOTE=Shellyscott;5407559]I had a stapedectomy on my right ear 6 days ago. I have had a lot of the usual post op issues, dizziness, loss of taste, heartbeat in ear etc. However I am finding that I'm experiencing more pain than I had anticipated. Sometimes it's a short stabbing pain and the rest of the time it's a dull pain - like if you put a cotton bud in too deep. But it's almost constant. Also hurts like hell if I yawn and sometimes when I swallow. I've spoken to my doctor who has given me more pain meds, and I don't see the surgeon for another week. Has anyone else had anything like this? I've been changing the cotton wool twice daily and it always has blood on it. Any advice would be greatly received xxx[/QUOTE]

Hi, I had a stapedectomy done in january and then had to have a revision just over two weeks ago. I had no pain whatsoever with my first, but had plenty with my revision. The pain lasted 2 weeks, it started to go a few days ago. I also had face swelling by my ear and told the surgeon about that too and he said both were quite normal.
Thanks for the reply. I really wasn't prepared for the pain during recovery. To be honest the surgeon didn't go through much of anything with me. When I was coming round from the anaesthesia he said that the disease was worse than he had originally thought and that they had to a lot more invasive scraping around and drilling than usual so the pain would be worse. But he didn't go through hardly any of the post op expectations, I've had to find all that out from my own research. Just hope it all starts to settle down soon!





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