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A year post-op ear pressure/fullness
« on: March 22, 2020, 05:15:16 pm »
Hi, I’m a little over a year post-op. MF removed a facial schwannoma not an AN as was thought. I lost high frequency hearing on that side & have tinnitus. I’m not going to discuss my vestibular symptoms & progress now as it doesn’t relate to my question.

For the past few week I’ve been experiencing ear pressure & fullness on that side. I have no other symptoms of any kind. I take antihistamine daily for seasonal allergies. Although I haven’t been outside of my house for more than a few minutes. I just received the authorization for my first post-op MRI but under the current circumstances & my concern for exposure as I’m in a hotspot I don’t want to go right now. I had a very similar feeling prior to my surgery, along with severe vestibular symptoms. Has anyone experienced an issue with ear pressure after surgery?


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Re: A year post-op ear pressure/fullness
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 07:04:20 pm »

I have been feeling fullness and pressure for the past 3 months (surgery was Sept 2018) and it had me a bit freaked out. Along with an increase in facial numbness (even around my eyelids). The drs did not seem too worried but it was time for a MRI so i had one friday. Just a quick voicemail from the dr (we will talk in depth early next week) and they told me that all looks stable, nothing to worry about. (I could write a whole other post about accepting the new normal)

I felt really safe during the MRI, there was a LOT of caution by the professionals. The office was practically empty, even the check in person had tape a few feet in front of the check in and they wouldn't let me cross the line unti i answered questions.

(sorry rogbylu - i am making this all about me!)


5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment
10/23/19 0.7 x 0.3 x 0.8 cm