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what is burst eardrum

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not painful: A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middl ... Read More

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge ( ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
It hurts: It hurts suddenly and can be quite intense, however it soon becomes a more dull type pain over the next 24 hours.There may be a little blood also.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several: Initially pain, sometimes bleeding, fullness, pressure, and hearing loss. The size of the perforation and the extent of middle ear pathology need to ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
6 weeks: 95% of traumatic perforations will heal within six weeks as long as the ear is kept clean and dry.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Hearing loss: Most often hearing loss, it may also predispose to ear infections.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Burst eardrum: = ruptured tympanic membrane.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reduced surface area: The eardrum relays vibrations from sound waves into the inner ear via the hearing bones. A perforated eardrum has less surface area to vibrate and rel ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Probably. Not: But if it loud enough it can cause a burst ear drum.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Burst eardrum: Your instructions should have been not to swim as long as the defect is present. You do not want to get any water into the middle ear as the faction r ... Read More
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