Posted by: Thandeka | 2020/09/03


Possible nerve injury after ear operation

Good day, I would like to know if it's possible to have a nerve injury of the arm after an ear procedure. I had 2 tympanomastoidectomy last year due to recurring eardrum rupture even after 3 tympanoplasty and grommets. 1st was in June and the 2nd one in Oct and I've been struggling with shoulder pain, down to my hand and sometimes the whole arm is cold and tingling. Lately, I feel like I'm losing it, s normal lose as I also have to keep it on a stretched out position to avoid pain. When havjng a massage to ease the shoulder pain, there's an immediate relief from the ear, the ear also gets colds and other times I could feel fluid going down my throat. My ENT says the arm is not related to the ear and that I might be stressed but it's only one side (the operated side). Please advise.

Expert's Reply


Sinusitis Expert
- 2020/09/10

The arm is not connected to the ear. So it may be a separate problem.

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