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Shooting pains in the face, ears after having tonsillectomy. Normal?

Hi, I am an 18 year old female that is on day seven of recovery from a tonsillectomy . I understand that it is normal to have earache as the nerves are connected but I seem to be having the pain spread across my face and into my lips also. My throat itself isn t bothering me as much as my ears are. I seems to be anytime I eat something it must be hitting off the nerve and sends shooting pains everywhere! is this normal??
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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you may have pain after tonsillectomy but it would not be the way your describing..
your symptom is matching with something called trigeminal neuralgia.. where you get sudden shooting pain on face and arround ear even on just touching the face..
consult a neurologist and the surgeon who operated on you
thank you
Answered: Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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