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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
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 ( suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How badly does a burst eardrum hurt?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
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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