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I havr: Many years ago i used to perform stapedectomies. I don't any longer because i don't see enough patients who are operative candidates to keep my skills sharp. I referred them to otologists now who perform the procedure much more frequently than i ever did. Remember, the more experience the surgeon has in performing surgery, the better the outcome. ...Read more
Otosclerosis: Stapedectomy/stapedotomy is a procedure for Otosclerosis. In this condition, the stapes bone in the middle ear is fixed with bony overgrowth resulting in conductive hearing loss (preventing vibration from becoming a nerve signal). A portion of the stapes is removed and a hole is created with a drill or laser. An artificial piston is placed restoring conduction and hearing. ...Read more
To hear better: stapedectomy/stapedotomy surgery typically has a very high rate of success in improving hearing loss in patients with otosclerosis. Common symptoms immediately following surgery include fullness in the ear, bloody discharge, some dizziness, and some pain in the ear. Some patients experience some alteration in their sense of taste as well. ...Read more
I had stapedectomy 3 days ago and i am feeling dizziness whenever i change my head position . For how long this will last ?
I have had a stapedectomy in my right ear and I am flying tomorrow. I am unsure whether I am allowed to go through the new body scanners.
Stapedectomy 8y ago w/ great results. Now left ear's plugged 1 month after cold, audiogram 50 db in low freq (january were 10). Is otosclerosis back?
Probably not: I'm assuming the issues are with the operated ear, not the other ear. If the hearing decreased fairly rapidly with a cold and still feels plugged, and if your hearing loss is a conductive one (should be able to tell on audiogram), then it's likely fluid under the eardrum. If your ENT does not see any fluid, there could be a problem with the prosthesis having separated/eroded through the incus. ...Read more
I had stapedectomy surgery 12 days ago, after food or water getting burning which hits the operated ear and getting dizziness for seconds.Is it commn?
Ask your doc: I would check with your doc that didi the surgery. He would be most familiar with what is possible. ...Read more
Otosclerosis : Outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with sedation to relax you. Takes about 30 minutes. Most common symptom after is dizziness which can be mild to severe and last a few days to a few weeks. Typically very successful surgery in improving hearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am I dying?
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
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I have cold?
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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