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Went to urgent care and they told me i had an ear infection. now i have a small amount of blood in ear. does this mean eardrum ruptured?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

It is possible that there was a rupture which usually will heal with time and antibiotic treatment. Watch for recurrence, ear pain and fever. Please follow up with your PCP.

Answered Sep 22, 2019

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is not uncommon for the device inserted in the canal to examine the eardrum to scratch the canal & trigger some bleeding. Ear drums do rupture but often very early in the process, with infection producing pain that peaks & then subsides when the rupture releases the pressure. The only way to know for sure is to look at the canal & drum again.

Answered Sep 21, 2019

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