Should I talk to my doctor about cholesteatoma symptoms?

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There are actually very few symptoms of cholesteatoma. In most cases, it is not painful, and the hearing loss that occurs with the disease can develop over a long period of time. In some cases, cholesteatoma comes with discharge from the ear, and infection occasionally causes pain. If you have ear pain or discharge, you should see a doctor. However, a better indicator of cholesteatoma is your history of chronic ear infections. If you have them often, ask your doctor about cholesteatoma.

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