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Pain due to cochlear ear implant, facial pain, tingling sensation. Cause of worry?

Hi i have been having my cochlear implant for 13 years now and recently started to get extremely pains in the cochlear inplant area. It started recently. At first i thought it was muscle pain from sleeping on couch wrongly but i have stopped sleeping there a fee weeks ago and the pain started. I can no longer sleep on my cochlear side. Wearing the implant was painful and i reduced the volume and it got a bit better but i am not wearing it now as it hurts. Pain is now pn my right sode face, around cochlear and it feels tight, feels like ants crawling sometimes. Should i be concerned? Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Hi, please visit your implant surgeon and get the peri-auricular area examined for any signs of local inflammation. Meanwhile when you are waiting for the appointment, please examine yourself the area and keep the area dry and clean. Regards
Answered: Sat, 30 Nov 2013
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