I had a radical mastoidectomy about 40 years ago when I was a child. About 20 years ago I had an episode of headaches. I questioned my ENT doctor whether my ear that had the surgery might be a possible factor in the headaches. I was told it was not. However, about 3-4 months after that, flying over the ocean, my ear suddenly began to drain. I went to the ENT doctor and sure enough I had an infection that took several months to clear up. The good thing about that sudden draining was that I no longer had headaches. Now, another 20 years down the road, I am having a lot of headaches. They may not be related at all, but recently the headaches changed a bit to where I was having constant headache with no relief from any medication and daily low grade fever. Prior, I could get some relief from Relpax, but this episode could not be relieved. My ear was filling stuffy and then several days ago, I had some drainage and now the headaches have seemed to stop. I am still having low grade fevers. Is this something common with radical mastoidectomy patients? I have not been able to find any information on the topic.
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