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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes recurring sharp pain in the ear post ear drum repair surgery?

Within last 9 months have had 2 ear surgeries. One to remove 2 benign tumors. A couple of months later had eardrum repair surgery on same ear. Had drainage for several weeks. Culture showed staph infection. Finished round of antibiotics in December. Why would I occasionally have sudden sharp pain in ear now?
Thu, 27 Apr 2017
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There could be nerve impingement which could be the result of surgeries causing sharp bouts of pain. Try any neuropathic pain medicine like gabapentin along with high dose methyl cobalamine Vit B12(1500 micrograms) and see if it helps.
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