A 44-year-old male asked:
after an ear infection and burst ear drum 4 weeks ago i have constant head aches. i also have noises from my ear like severe tinitis. it feels like throbbing and i hear what i imagine is blood flow all the time. there is no more pain?
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Dr. Lauren Bickel answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
May need recheck: When an eardrum bursts there is usually marked relief of pain, & sometimes a discharge of liquid is noted. Most of the time the eardrum heals within a few weeks. The auditory nerve (that has to do with hearing) could possibly be damaged when there’s a hole in the protective eardrum, & that might cause some of your symptoms. I recommend calling your doctor who may want to re-examine the eardrum
Answered on Mar 30, 2020
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