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Shah grommet fitted. Feeling fullness in ear, loud tinnitus, popping sound while swallowing. Is it normal?

Hi I had a shah grommet fitted yesterday and whilst I know that this is very soon after to be asking questions I would like some advice. The fullness in my ear/face is really bad, this is just like when I am having a Menieres attack. Is this normal and will it die down. Also have really loud tinnitus , louder than usual and it makes a popping noise when I swallow . The aftercare I received was shocking and it was not explained to me how I woulod feel afterwards, so really unsure whether this is all normal.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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As it is the case with every operation, the use of anesthetics may cause complications for the heart and lungs.
It is normal for some liquid, possibly blood-tinged, to drain out of the ear. However if this persists for more than two days and if the discharge becomes thick, greenish or yellow and smelly, it may be a sign of infection. Fever is another sign of a possible infection.
Infections can be serious because they can progress, affecting the surrounding tissue and moving towards the brain.
In some cases, the fluid build-up can recur which means an additional surgery will be required. In two or three percent of cases the insertion and removal of the grommet leaves a permanent hole in the ear drum. In these cases a surgical procedure is required to close the hole.
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