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Posted on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 in Pregnancy
Question: how I'm XXXXXXX I'm 30 years old and I have what' they call cholesteatoma in my right ear and need a specific surgury that they say there's only a select few doctors who can proform the surgury...I have to wait over a month to get it to this doctor and I'm worried that the cholesteatoma will spread to my brain and I will get meningitis and pretty much die....do you have any recommendations on what I can do?? any feedback would be great thanks
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is a benign tumor.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

Cholesteatoma is a benign growth in the middle ear. It is not likely to spread so fast as to cause meningitis and affect the brain. The surgery needs an expert doctor(ENT-surgeon). You must fix an appointment for surgery as early as possible. Waiting for a month or two will not cause any problem.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.

Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal 22 minutes later
thank you so much for the last response...I also have lately noticed that my balance is a little off and I have these weird twitches in my right side of my face only.. .my eye lid ..lip....cheek ext.. the ct scan showed the mass and they belive that it's cholesteatoma and since I found this out all I can do Is research I can't really help it lol it is actually very interesting, all this information that I'm getting this hit me all of a sudden about a week ago and it has XXXXXXX hell since then
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Symptoms are due to the mass.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
The symptoms that you have are due to the pressure caused by the mass. All these symptoms will gradually decrease after the surgery. Right now you can only have symptomatic relief from vertigo with the help of medicines like cinnarizine.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

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