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I had gastric sleeve surgery a little over a week ago and I'm struggling with some pretty bad congestion and a clogged ear that just won't let up. I haven't been able to hear out of my right ear since surgery, nothing seems to be helping. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this after surgery and if you have any tips on how to help with either the congestion or unclogging my ear.

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I’m wondering if it really has anything to do with the surgery at all. My primary dr told me that immediately post surgery if I had issues that I would call the bariatric dr and ask if I should see them or go to my family dr. Maybe try giving them a call and see if it sounds like something of concern.

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I agree with ShoppGirl. That sounds unrelated to your surgery.

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I’ve definitely had more sinus issues since surgery, and 1 ear seems to get Water in it, don’t know if surgery related almost 6 weeks post sleeve

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Found out today I had a sinus infection prior to having surgery, which now lead to a double ear infection during my recovery 😖 so it wasn’t surgery related

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I was going to say that I had the opposite happen. I had been complaining of chronic sinus issues for months, maybe years, and ever since surgery, I have had no issues breathing at all. I think the sinus problems were all a part of the inflammation I had, which has gotten so much better since right after surgery.

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Glad to hear that you figured it out. Ear infections are the absolute worst. Up there with toothache IMO. Hope you feel better soon.

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