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A 33-year-old female asked:

Earpain for 3 days. now sudden sharp pain to ear, followed by blood and hearing loss. pain better. eardrum rupture? should i go to doc or wait?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Angelo Andonakakis
30 years experience
Hearing loss: New onset hearing loss and blood, sounds like potential eardrum rupture. It is definitely worth a doctor vist.
Dr. Malina Milan
31 years experience
Otitis: From your description it certainly sounds like you could've ruptured your eardrum. I recommend that you see your doctor for treatment. Good luck!
Dr. Julian Goldman
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Have a doc look: It sounds like you have a middle ear infection. The pain was caused by the buildup of pressure. Pain gets better as pressure is relieved when eardrum ruptures. Untreated infection could lead to hearing loss. Best to have an ear exam and see if you need antibiotics or other treatment. Good news is that these usually heal well in a few weeks or months.
Last updated Nov 24, 2017


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