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my ear is bleeding and it hurts

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One possibility: Is an infection of the outer ear (otitis externa). If an ear drum ruptures that can cause bleeding. I recommend that you see your family physician. ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Furst
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
?using Q-tips?: The most common cause of ear bleeding is due to an abrasion in the canal skin from a q-tip or other object placed in the ear. The black particles may ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibilities: Bright red blood means tissue injury.You have provided no information that would suggest why. The blood could come from the canal or ear drum. An exam ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Ear infection: With the symptoms you describe, it sounds like you have a serous otitis media inner ear infection, which usually need to be assessed and treated with ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bloody ear discharge: The most common cause of persistent bleeding from ear is aural polyps. Ear drops with steroid such as Ciprodex works better than Ofloxacin which is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Doctor: Given the bleeding, you really need to have a medical professional look into the ear with the appropriate equipment. You could have a perforated ear d ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Ear Bleeding: No of course not. How can ear pain and bleeding be normal? did you traumatize your ear? did your ear drum rupture from an infection? please see your d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See doc: See your doctor for treatment. There are several ways this could be treated.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Infection: You must be examined-OK to use topical Neosporin Ointment on a Q-Tip to the outside of the irritated ear.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Eirich
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ear trauma: Even Q-tips can cause injuries to the ear. They can impact the wax, cause tears in the canal, and even damage the ear drum. Do not put anything else ... Read More

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