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Shiny eardrum what does this mean

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Dull eardrum: A dull eardrum usually indicates there is a little fluid in the middle ear space. It does not always mean an associated infection. Ear drum usually is... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Depends: A dull or absent light reflex from the eardrum may be a sign of a middle ear infection or fluid. The eardrum may be red and bulging if there is an inf... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Dull: An ear drum shines a reflection that we call a cone of light when it is healthy and has no fluid or pus or blood behind it. If an ear drum is dull, t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Black dot ear drum: Could be that there was bleeding and even perforation,pervious laser, or cholesteatoma or rare glomus or very old dried wax. Who saw the black dot... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Bussell
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See a doctor: Pounding noise in the ear can be a condition called pulsatile tinnitus. This usually is not dangerous, but occasionally can be an indication of a more... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Inner ear: This is either from fluid (bulging) or negative pressure (caving in) in the inner (middle ) ear. Recurrent middle ear infections can also scar up the... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tyler Lewark
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 26 years experience
It depends: The most important thing to know is whether it is pounding with your heartbeat. If this is the case, i would recommend seeing an ent. Usually this is ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Scotch
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
No: It doesn't mean you have a tympanic membrane rupture because your ear is ringing, although it is possible. Ringing in the ear can occur from a variet... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ear pain: You should have that seen. You caould have ruptured your ear drum and that should be looked at. Do not put qtips in your ear since they can damage ei... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
No: it means that you have an Eustachian tube dysfunction for several reasons, the most common is nasal congestion / enlarged adenoids, just follow the EN... Read More

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