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Could tinnitus due to ruptured ear drum be healed?

Could tinnitus due to ruptured ear drum be healed?

See ENT specialist: Have the ruptured eardrum repaired. The tinnitus should improve within a few days afterwards if damage to the auditory portion of the inner ear has not accompanied the tympanic membrane trauma. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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3 days ago hurt ear with q-tip. Pain. Felt like fluid in ear too. Pain is gone, but have had tinnitus for 2 days. Likely ruptured ear drum?

3 days ago hurt ear with q-tip. Pain. Felt like fluid in ear too. Pain is gone, but have had tinnitus for 2 days. Likely ruptured ear drum?

Ear exam: Did your ear feel blocked before you used a qtip in it? If not then you may have traumatized the canal or drum. I recommend an ear exam to see if the canal is blocked with wax or traumatized or if the canal or drum has been traumatized. ...Read more

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30% ear drum perforation, (not in middle) little hearing loss, tinnitus is present, been a month now how long could it take to heal? /will it?

30% ear drum perforation, (not in middle) little hearing loss, tinnitus is present, been a month now how long could it take to heal? /will it?

Ear perforation: Tympanic membrane perforations can take a bit of time to heal. The best thing to do is see an ENT for the perforation and tinnitus. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus in my left ear. This morning I heard thumping or my ear drum fluttering in the same ear. (Not pulsatile, random). What might it be?

I have tinnitus in my left ear. This morning I heard thumping or my ear drum fluttering in the same ear. (Not pulsatile, random). What might it be?

Muscle tic: Possible muscle tic in your ear. There is a muscle attached to the bones in the ear to help protect the inner ear from excessively loud noises. ...Read more

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Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach. Com ...Read more

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Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

See your doctor: Given your past history of cleft palate and perforated eardrum, you should not wait when you have a new onset of ear problems to be evaluated. It is impossible to tell what is going on without an examination of your ear. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Injected ear drum buzzing a size effect of that or tinnitus? Dr could c veins n eardrum. Gave me steroid eardrops. Mild hearing loss but regained some

Injected ear drum buzzing a size effect of that or tinnitus? Dr could c veins n eardrum. Gave me steroid eardrops. Mild hearing loss but regained some

Ear specialist: Did you see an Ear specialist? Need to be sure there is no infection. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have fluid behind my eardrum in both ears. I can't hear at all and the medicine I got did not help. When should I go back to the Dr? The bulging is

I have fluid behind my eardrum in both ears. I can't hear at all and the medicine I got did not help. When should I go back to the Dr? The bulging is

How: Long have you taking the medications. If you have completed your treatment or condition is getting worse, you may contact your treating physician ...Read more

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Ear pain 2 weeks. Dr said eardrum bulging. The pain is now extreme. Is this normal? What can I do?

Ear pain 2 weeks. Dr said eardrum bulging. The pain is now extreme. Is this normal? What can I do?

Otitis Media: If the doctor said the ear was bulging he/she diagnosed it as a middle ear infection. This is quite painful and would also cause your hearing to be decreased because of the fluid behind your eardrum. The treatment would generally
be an antibiotic. If the pain has not improved in a couple of days we would usually change the antibiotic. Call your doctor and tell them what is happening. ...Read more

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Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?

Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?

Eustachian Tube: Your middle ear is trying to equalize but can't. Sounds like there is still fluid present in the middle ear and can't drain out the eustachian tube.
Ask your doctor about using Clear. Ease Lozenges - www. Grossan. Com. These are papain and bromelain enzymes designed for pilots and scuba divers who can't clear their ears. One four times a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums - the buccal pouch. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eardrum is bulging and is there any way to clear my ear now?

What can I do if my eardrum is bulging and is there any way to clear my ear now?

Not easily: If your ear drum is bulging from an infection or fluid, the only way to clear it immediately is to have it drained by an ENT specialist. Occasionally, the ear drum will rupture if the infection causes enough pressure. Most will resolve with antibiotics, time, or both. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic ear infection / bulging eardrum?

Treatments for chronic ear infection / bulging eardrum?

Several: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left ear has been an issue since July. Pain, pressure, hearing loss, some brown drainage that smells bad. Was told my eardrum is bulging. Help!?!?

My left ear has been an issue since July. Pain, pressure, hearing loss, some brown drainage that smells bad. Was told my eardrum is bulging. Help!?!?

See an ENT ASAP: Cannot be helped online, this is kind of emergency, don't sleep on it, ask your doctor for referral, see an ENT directly or through ER if you can't access the service, good luck ...Read more

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Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Went to pcp yesterday with sinus infection, bronchitis and ear infection. She sd my right eardrum bulging. Will mountain travel cause it to burst?

Not necesarily: If it does, it would have anyway. Most middle ear infections build up of mucous and pus behind the ear drum. If it ruptures, it often does the first day in aggressive infections. If stable, it actually does not allow pressure effects of altitude to do anything. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of buldging fluid in my babies ear drum he's 7 months old and had it for over 3 months he's been on antibiotics to many times?

How can I get rid of buldging fluid in my babies ear drum he's 7 months old and had it for over 3 months he's been on antibiotics to many times?

See an ENT: If a child has an ear infection which doesn't clear after 2 months of antibiotics, or keeps recurring within less than 2 weeks after antibiotics, you may need to ask your doctor for a referral to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Tubes are sometimes used to resolve this problem until the baby's own eustachian tubes grow. ...Read more

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Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. Exam. Fine.

Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. Exam. Fine.

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC ear drop for tinnitus?

Is there an OTC ear drop for tinnitus?

No: There are no medications that have been scientifically proven to treat tinnitus. Since millions have this disorder, there is a lot of money to be made by "cures" remember, no matter what the treatment is, a certain percentage of people will get better through the placebo effect. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to stop ear pain from tinnitus?

Is there anyway to stop ear pain from tinnitus?

There are many: Ways to treat pain. They might treat your ear pain from tinnitus. I would caution that they need to do very careful imaging to make sure your tinnitus is benign before trying to suppress any symptoms from it. An ENT doctor is the best person to consult about this. ...Read more

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Is pulsatile tinnitus in one ear dangerous?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, pulsatile tinnitus is a condition where a blood vessel is beating against a bone of the skull. When this happens, it transmits sound waves thru the bone to the ear. It is a condition that needs to be evaluated by an ENT doctor. It could be caused by a vascular tumor deep within the skull that could be dangerous. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause pulsatile tinnitus and ear blockage?

Can TMJ cause pulsatile tinnitus and ear blockage?

Yes: Jaw muscle dysfunction is the most common cause of jaw and ear pain, ear ringing and stuffiness. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit these symptoms. Try warm compresses over the jaws, antylenol or advil (ibuprofen). Consult an orofacial pain dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long after ear wax removal for tinnitus to go away?

How long after ear wax removal for tinnitus to go away?

May not be related: Tinnitus is most likely unrelated to the presence of wax in the outer ear canal. Consequently, removing the wax may not be very beneficial. Tinnitus is unfortunately notoriously difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus and balance problems associated with the inner ear most of the time?

Is tinnitus and balance problems associated with the inner ear most of the time?

Maybe: Those symptoms are suggestive of an inner ear problem but many non-inner ear things have similar overlapping symptoms. ...Read more

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What is inner ear stones? How to treat if I have it? Is it a tumour? Could it cause tinnitus?

What is inner ear stones? How to treat if I have it? Is it a tumour? Could it cause tinnitus?

Otoliths.: The otoliths are tiny stones, if you will, that sit atop filaments in the cochlea, the vestibular structure in each inner ear. They play a role in our awareness of our place and positioning in three dimensional space. Problems with the otoliths lead to vertigo. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more