A 44-year-old female asked:
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i have left ear pain and tenderness in the left side of my head and the top? i only have a partial eardrum due to me having a mastoid tumer years ago

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otalgia: Headache on one side of head tends to involve earache on the same side due to Vagus nerve innervation of both ear drum and meninges. If you have no discharge from your operated and perforated ear, you do not have an ear infection. See your ENT if you had a canal down mastoidectomy which will require regular cleaning by ENT every 6-12 months.
Answered on Nov 13, 2015

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