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Scheduled for mastoid ear operation, planned air travel post surgery. Is it advisable?

Hello I m due for a mastoid ear operation and ill be flying to cuba to get married 3 weeks after the operation i just wonderd how is stand as reguards to flying. Iv thought about putting it off till I return but I m getting serious dizzy spells and its affecting my balance. The consultant had advised me to have the operation sooner rather than later.
Asked On : Sat, 28 Jul 2012
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Hi, you seem to be having attico-antral disease and your problems are related to that. In this type of disease, there is involvement of bone in the disease process and therefore the need for surgery. The involved part of bone is removed during surgery and ear drum repair is done. You can travel 3 weeks post surgery, just keep on chewing a gum for some time especially during ascent or descent. Also avoid entry of water in ear and follow the instruction of your doctor. Regards
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