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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I had a radical mastoidectomy And later found out it

I had a radical mastoidectomy
And later found out it was an infection called 5. Gram anaerobic gram positive cocci. The radical mastectomy was my third surgery. Should all of this been done? I’m still not sure it is gone and don’t want to return to any doctor about this. Can their be problems if I quit seeing doctors to treat my ear?
Thu, 31 May 2018
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