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i am due to have an operation on my collapsed ear drum, however while i wait my ear infections are getting worse,todays one had me in pain in my cheek teeth and throat and a load of discharge started to pour out of my ear like never before!! what i am scared about is the doctors say if i dont get the operation done my left side of face could drop like a stroke victim and stay like this permanently is this true?

PAST HISTORY : been at the ears, nose and throat specialists for 12 years with constant ear infections and having my ears syringed, my ears also pop about 100 times aday to do with the pressure in my eustation tube

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Kindly consult a dentist & an ENT in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations (Full mouth x-ray) & clinical examination to decide upon treatment.

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