Post-Stapedectomy. 3rd day post-op and hearing unsual noises. Comment please!
Today is my third day post-op on my right ear and whilst I was sleeping last night I heard some very strange noise. Normally I suffer from loud tinnitus (ringing in the ear) and even after the surgery I still have tinnitus however the noise I heard last night sounded like the shower was turned on full blast and was louder than my usual tinnitus. when i woke up from the sound I was slightly lying on my operated ear which caused a bit of blood to leak out from my packaged ear (which I have been told its normal). This very loud 'shower' noise lasted about an hour before it subsided and the normal high pitch tinnitus resumed.
My question is for those who has tinnutis and has had this operation, do you feel that your tinnitus improves or even go away after sometime? I'm so worried that after taking out the packing (in first week) and dissovling of the gel (in 3 weeks) will still leave me with the misery of tinnitus.
As for my hearing since my ear is so full of packing and gel I really cant hear anything from that ear. But if I rub softly on the outer packing i can hear it vibrate loudly, so i take that as a good sign that my hearing is there. Not sure if it has imporved or not though.
Any comments or advice on your experience with tinnitus would be much appreciated.
Thank you all in advance ^_^
Last edited by Lynamin; 07-02-2011 at 08:10 PM.
Re: Post-Stapedectomy. 3rd day post-op and hearing unsual noises. Comment please!
14 days post op. My tinnitis is worse than before the surgery as well. Was in to see the Dr. on Thursday to have the packing suctoined out (which was the weirdest sound so far) and he told me that it is normal and it should get better as time goes by.