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Ear pain, have silver and grey crust in ear. Had canal wall down surgery months ago. Cause?

I had a canal wall down surgery 2 months ago. Part of my mastoid bone was removed. I started having pain in that ear yesterday. My husband looked in it and said it looks silver, my daughter looked in it and said a gray color. I will call my ENT in the morning, but it is driving me nuts not knowing what it is? Guess it doesnt matter I can wait until tomorrow as I wont have to pay my doctors office for the phone call.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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The crust formation after canal wall down surgery is very normal. Do not worry! This is not a sign of any impending problem. Crusting happens when the normal secretions from the healing epithelium dries up. Immediate help is required only when there is ear discharge associated with pain.

Wish you good health.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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