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A 16-year-old male asked about a 23-year-old male:

How would ones eardrum become perforated if no object was inserted into the ear?

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Dr. Alexander Turin
Dr. Alexander Turinanswered
General Practice 7 years experience
Trauma: External trauma (such as a severe force to the ear or head) as well as very loud noises can perforate the eardum in addition to internal trauma.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
From inside to out: Fluid accumulating behind the ear drum when increased to the point of increased pressure may cause a rupture of the ear drum.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Eardrum: Probably due to an infection in the ear that caused this. Most common cause is from using a foreign object to clean ears. Another cause is with intense pressure changes like seen when flying where to ears chart and get blocked sometimes.

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Last updated Feb 15, 2014

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