A 36-year-old member asked:
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how painful is a burst eardrum?

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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 middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help. But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own.
Answered on Apr 9, 2014

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Ruptured Eardrum: Usually the process leading to rupture is painful. It affects hearing because it affects the sound capturing ability of the eardrum.
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Dr. Richard Romano
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Ear pain : Normally the ER is for significant emergencies. Urgent clinics that can see faster. Sound like you need to see a doctor today.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Yes: Rupture of the ear drums can occur from infection, foreign body, q-tip use and rarely blowing your nose too hard with the nostril closed. But you can ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Usually bloody drain: Drainage-bloody or pus

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