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Surgery Of The Ear
Depends on type: “Current or history of chronic otitis media (382), cholesteatoma (385.3), or history of any inner (P20) or middle (P19) ear surgery (including cochlear implantation) is disqualifying.Myringotomy or successful tympanoplasty is not disqualifying. Current perforation of the tympanic membrane (384.2) or history of surgery to correct perforation during the preceding 120 days (P19) is disqualifying.” ...Read more
Macrotia surgery?: Some people have ears that simply stick out, but are normal size. This is treated otoplasty, aka ear pinning or reshaping. Some people have very large ear cartilages (macrotia) +/- large earlobes. Earlobes can be reduced by removing some tissue. To reduce macrotia is called macrotia surgery. Not routinely offered, it involves removing some cartilage under the ear rim then reattaching the rim. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
This is cosmetic: There are few functional indications for pinning ears back (otoplasty). There are no medical concerns for forward ears. This is essentially a cosmetic concern/operation. The risks are low but not zero. Other than anesthetic concerns for your overall health, the most serious complication following otoplasty is cartilage infection which is difficult to treat but asymmetry/relapse are more common. ...Read more
Objects: Put heavy objects on each side to prevent you to turn. ( books). ...Read more
See the doctor first: You need to find a good plastic surgeon who has experience in treating keloids.Myself as a practising plastic surgeon will never remove keloid on 1st session.Iusually treat them with injection of locally acting steroid(triamcinolone acetonide).Many times keloid shrinks and may not need surgery.But, you needseveral sessions of injection.So, go and see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Have been having pain behind my right ear (where the bow of eyeglasses set). I have also had surgery on that ear as well.
How long is post-surgery recovery for ear surgery for pinning ears? I have been embarrassed about my protruding ears since i was a child and am thinking about having ear surgery to pin them back. I don't want to have a long recovery period though, because
Ear ache with sharp pain in left ear, moderate to severe in my 12 year old son who has history of surgery in left ear.
Your question is ???: Sounds like you need to have the kid seen by a doc. Severe pain in the ear could be an infection of the middle ear, or the ear drum itself or both.It might also be a canal infection.Occasionally jaw joint pain can show up as ear pain. With all the possibilities only a hands on exam can sort it out. ...Read more
I have been told i need surgery as my ear canals are closing. Is this necessary? I went deaf in my left ear. My gp sent me to a e.N.T specialist and then he sent me to an ear specialist. They all suggested I have surgery as my ear canals are so minute.
Is : Is this a progressive problem, meaning is the size of your canals getting smaller? There are some inflammatory disorders that can cause progressive narrowing of the canal. You have to treat the disorder to prevent any further stenosis. If the narrowing is causing problems (obstruction so that was cannot get out, hearing loss), then surgery is an option--usually removing the skin in the narrow area and covering with skin grafts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wife had surgery on both ears , she has no pain or swelling of the operation areas. But she has stiffness pain in her arms and legs is this normal?
My ER does not handle ear problems, my family doc (PCP) refuses to treat me with my ears/nose or eyes (I've had sinus surgery, eye surgery & ear surgery), once any specialist has touched me, she refuses to treat me. My last specialist has left the country
ENT?: What about your doctor who performed your surgeries? I am assuming this was an ENT (Ear, nose and throat doctor). This would be the type of doctor I would recommend visiting. ...Read more