After Ear Calcification-Stapedotomy (Otosclerosis Surgery)


After Ear Calcification-Stapedotomy (Otosclerosis Surgery)
Issues you should pay attention to after stapedotomy (Otosclerosis Surgery):
  • On the day of the surgery, watery and soft foods are recommended after the surgery. Feeding is started three hours after the operation. From the next day of the surgery, you can return to your normal eating habits. However, in order not to be constipated, plenty of water and high-fiber foods are recommended.
  • There may be mild pain after surgery. In this case, you can use the painkillers prescribed to you.
  • It is normal to have slight soiling and pinking in the postoperative dressing. You should contact your doctor in case of persistent bleeding and excessive soiling of the dressing.
  • In cases of intense and foul-smelling discharge from the ear after the surgery, increasing ringing, weakness and asymmetry in facial movements, severe dizziness and fever, you should call your doctor without wasting time.
  • There may be a feeling of dizziness in the early postoperative period. The reason for this is the technical intervention in the inner ear during the operation.
  • It is recommended to sleep on a high pillow for the first week.
  • It is normal to have mild dizziness and a feeling of fullness in the ear after surgery. It will take some time for your hearing to fully recover. This period is related to the complete healing of the operation area.
  • Do not blow your nose vigorously for one month after surgery. Do not cover your mouth and nose while sneezing. Sneeze with your mouth open.
  • The tampon placed in your ear after surgery is removed within 1-2 weeks. No pain is felt during tampon removal.
  • You will need to use ear drops after the tampons in the ear are removed.
  • You can take a bath down your neck two days after the surgery. However, you should not allow water to get into your ear and dressing. It's best if you wash with someone's help.
  • The process of returning to social life, working life or school after surgery is related to the patient's well-being. When you feel good, you can return to your normal life. However, we generally recommend that you rest for one or two weeks.
  • Heavy sports and physical activity should be avoided for 3 months after surgery.
  • You will need to protect your ear from water for 2 months after surgery. During this period, swimming and water sports are also inconvenient.
  • Do not lift anything heavier than 5 kg during the first month after the surgery.
  • It is inconvenient to travel by plane for 1 month after the surgery.
  • It is not possible to dive for life after the surgery.
  • Normal delivery is not recommended for life for female patients after the surgery, cesarean delivery should be preferred.
  • After the surgery, it is inconvenient to do sports such as weightlifting and heavy lifting for bodybuilding purposes, and jobs that require heavy lifting for life.
  • It is inconvenient to drive for two weeks.
  • It is comvenient to use glasses and lenses after the surgery.
  • Tobacco products should not be consumed for one month after the surgery.
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