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shiny eardrum what does this mean

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
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 57-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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tyler Lewark
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Scotch
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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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