A 8-year-old male asked:
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inside my 8 yr olds ear i see what looks like a huge chunk of dried blood. only in his right ear. he claims it doesnt hurt should i be worried?

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Dr. Mohsin Reza
Specializes in Family Medicine
PCP visit: I would take him to his pediatrician to ensure its dried blood and not another kind of foreign body.
Answered on Sep 15, 2019
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely that was: dried blood if nothing seeped out that you could see. It could be ear wax that has got some dried blood from trauma (e.g. swabbing). I would try to remove it with Q-tips and/or Debrox. if that doesn't work, and it's solid, may be time to go to PCP for ear canal irrigation.
Answered on Sep 15, 2019

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