Belching and swallowing after stapedectomy

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Hi everyone

I had my stapedectomy 3 days ago I still can't hear with my operated ear.one thing that worry me I belched 3 or 4 times during this 3 days and I felt pressure in my operated ear I was wonder if belching could have bad effect on my ear.also I tend to swallow my water mouth and everytime I do this I feel sound like click in my ears is swallowing may has bad effect on my operated ear?

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    Hi amir1361,

    I had stapedectomy on my right ear last October. Certainly I was advised to avoid belching and to sneeze with my mouth open to avoid putting pressure in the ear for the first 6 weeks.

    Clicks and bangs are quite normal and I certainly had those as my ear started to settle down after the op. I doubt you will hear anything at all in your operated ear until the packing is removed at the post op consultant appointment. It does get better and I now hear very well in my operated ear.

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    You have the packing in still correct? I am 6 weeks post Stapedectomy and my hearing has improved most during the last 2 weeks. There's a lot of swelling and draining the first week or two, so it's not an accurate estimate of your ability to hear. 

    The issue I have now is my tongue feels burned but I am finally starting to taste foods again after 6 weeks.

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      Hi blessed1111

      Thanks for taking time to answer me.it has been 9 days since I had stapedectomy but I can't hear better than before the surgery I am so worried Mos post I read there hearing improved after one week.but my hearing didn't improve after 8 days of surgery.is it possible that belching and burping make my surgery failed?

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      I certainly could not hear any better until about 6 - 7 weeks post op and certainly not until the packing comes out - that will be totally blocking your ear. It then continued to improve until about 12 weeks and has been consistently much better since then. Hang on in there!
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    You may have swelling still and drainage. My hearing did not improve until 6   weeks post operatively. 
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