What is it?
A cholesteatoma is an abnormal growth of skin behind the eardrum. Symptoms include hearing loss and ear discharge.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of an cholesteoma include:
- Discharge out of the ear.
- Loss of hearing.
What to expect?
If you are diagnosed with cdholesteatoma, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:
- As cholesteatoma does not subside naturally, and management often involves surgery. Is this the case for you as well? If so, ask about how the procedure will be done? And what preparations do you need to do prior to the surgery? What are the risks involve in the procedure?
- After the surgery, ask about pain management. When and how often do you need to go for follow-up?
- You could also ask when are you able to get back to your daily routine.