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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Bleeding From The Ear

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What can cause bleeding from your ears?

What can cause bleeding from your ears?

Injury.: Picking at them with a qtip can puncture the eardrum. This can also happen with pressure changes, fingernail or pencil scratches, diving, etc. ...Read more

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Is spontanious bleeding from the ear dangerous, what could cause it? I've been taking wayfarin for a number of years. I have sle and anti lipid antibodies. I have a lot of headaches.

Is spontanious bleeding from the ear dangerous, what could cause it? I've been taking wayfarin for a number of years. I have sle and anti lipid antibodies. I have a lot of headaches.

That: That is significant for you, as you are on warfarin. You must be seen immediately and evaluated. Please be sure that your pt/inr (bleeding times laboratories) have been checked.

Ear bleeding can be caused by trauma (significant head injury), minor trauma (scratches), or infection. Please be checked and evaluated and be sure you let your doctor know about the headaches.

If you have pain, significant bleeding, feel light-headed or confused, vomit, or have any weakness/numbness then you would need to be seen in the er. ...Read more

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Sudden bleeding from the ears. What can cause that?

Sudden bleeding from the ears. What can cause that?

?? conditions??: If you were cleaning your ears with a q-tip or other object you could scratch the canal lining and get a bleed. If it followed pain in the ear it could be an ear drum rupture from a rapidly progressing ear infection. If neither are true I can't think of another cause. A trip to your pcp during regular hours should sort it out. ...Read more

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My ear has been bleeding slowly for the 24hours. Haven't done anything to hurt it. Plus it doesn't hurt. What could be cause it?

My ear has been bleeding slowly for the 24hours. Haven't done anything to hurt it. Plus it doesn't hurt. What could be cause it?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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My ear is bleeding... What is the cause?

My ear is bleeding... What is the cause?

Middle/external ear: Bleeding from the ear usually comes from the external ear canal (i.e. Scratch) or from the middle ear (infection and rupture of the ear drum). Either way, see your family doctor, internist, or ENT doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My husband has had an earache and a stopped up ear for a couple days. Last night, his ear started bleeding pretty heavily. What could cause this?

My husband has had an earache and a stopped up ear for a couple days. Last night, his ear started bleeding pretty heavily. What could cause this?

See a doctor: You need to take him to your PCP or to a ENT you know that definitly is not normal it could be a perforated drum so do not mess with it and take him to a doctor preferably ENT ...Read more

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I tend to have a lot of ear wax build up and I try to avoid Q-Tips but use them occasionally which causes some bleeding. How can I reduce ear wax??

I tend to have a lot of ear wax build up and I try to avoid Q-Tips but use them occasionally which causes some bleeding. How can I reduce ear wax??

No Q-Tips!!: Q-tips not good. Can injure ear and cause infection.
Follow these tips. Http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/ear-wax
Sometimes you may need ENT doc to remove. ...Read more

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Doctor cleaned my ear and prescribed ear drops, but the next morning my ear was bleeding. Should I use the drops or tell the doctor? Possible causes?

Doctor cleaned my ear and prescribed ear drops, but the next morning my ear was bleeding. Should I use the drops or tell the doctor? Possible causes?

Absolutely call doc: Only your doctor knows what was found and what treatment was performed on you. Bleeding may be little more than a scratch on the ear canal, but don't take a chance by adopting a wait-and-see attitude. Be assured, your doctor will be much happier hearing from you than having to address possible progression of a complication later. ...Read more

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My boyfriend who has heart problems woke up with his nose and ears bleeding, what can be the cause?

My boyfriend who has heart problems woke up with his nose and ears bleeding, what can be the cause?

NEED CHECKED ASAP: It may be due to drugs he is on like blood thinner Warfarin or other drugs
We do not have enough information like what heart condition he has and what medicine he is on. And if he as high blood pressure
Just heart disease by itself will not cause Nose and ear bleedind needs to be checked asap. Take him to to the ER ...Read more

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Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Can applying tea tree oil behind the ear or taking turmeric orally cause bleeding?

Perhaps turmeric if: Topical tea tree oil can not possibly cause bleeding but turmeric is a natural blood thinner. However, even large doses of turmeric are not known to cause bleeding unless combined with other medicines or herbs that thin the blood or unless one has a hereditary tendency towards increased bleeding. See http://www. Livescience. Com/41760-turmeric-supplement-facts. Html. ...Read more

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I use Q tips too much, and cause bleeding/scabs in my ear because of it. Can I permanently lose my hearing from excessively damaging my ear canal?

I use Q tips too much, and cause bleeding/scabs in my ear because of it. Can I permanently lose my hearing from excessively damaging my ear canal?

Avoid Qtips: Abrasions or minor damage to the ear canal could cause possible infection in the outer ear, or irritation and bleeding. Typically it should not damage the deeper structures of the ear or affect hearing. Generally, Qtips are not recommended as the wax that is naturally produced is protective, and there is no need to remove it. If it becomes bothersome in can be gently washed out. ...Read more

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Which among my current conditions (gerd, bleeding of crowned tooth, hepatic cyst) possibly causes me neck spasms that radiates to ears?

Which among my current conditions (gerd, bleeding of crowned tooth, hepatic cyst) possibly causes me neck spasms that radiates to ears?

Neck spasm: Check for ear infection, check for TMJ, both tooth issues (crown) and GERD can cause neck spasm that radiates. Would check for strep and tooth abscess f/u /w /doc dentist ...Read more

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Child has hole in ear drum a ENT said paper patch but he won't do it cause her bleeding disorder a diff ENT said patch won't work needs graph right?

Child has hole in ear drum a ENT said paper patch but he won't do it cause her bleeding disorder a diff ENT said patch won't work needs graph right?

Ear drum perf: Hello. One of the most important questions for your doctor is, "how many of these procedures like mine have you done? And what are your results? " the paper patch myringoplasty is a quick procedure that may work well. The graft takes longer but does work better for larger perforations. I would suggest the graft. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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What would cause my ears to bleed a little on my q-tips?

What would cause my ears to bleed a little on my q-tips?

Cut: You may have cut or scraped the ear canal or punctured the ear drum. You should never use q tips in your ear canal. A rule of thumb is nothing smaller than your elbow in your ear, see your doctor to make sure you did not do any serious damage to the ear. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes head internal bleeding?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes head internal bleeding?

Bleeding: There are many causes including spontaneous with or without anti-coagulation, trauma, ruptured aneurysm, avm, etc. ...Read more

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My friend hit my head really hard and hit it several times can this cause internal bleeding???

My friend hit my head really hard and hit it several times can this cause internal bleeding???

Head injury: Any head injury has the potential for serious complications, including bleeding around the brain. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes ears to bleed after concussion?

What causes ears to bleed after concussion?

Concussion: Concussion does not cause ear/ nose bleeds. Ear/ nose bleed after head trauma implies serious head bleed whereas concussion means just a head bruise. ...Read more

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For the experts - might the cause of bleeding from nose come from hitting back of head 10 days ago?

Highly unlikely: Unless there was a skull base fracture from major trauma I can't come up with an association. ...Read more

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It happens that a loud sound, like loud music or power tools cause your ears to bleed?

It happens that a loud sound, like loud music or power tools cause your ears to bleed?

Loud is always bad: A loud sound esp if sudden can cause your ears to bleed if your eardrum gets popped or blown out. You should have a doctor look at it especially if you have lost even a little bit of hearing after the loud sounds. ...Read more

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What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

What would cause my son's ear to bleed slightly after having swimmers ear?

Inflammation: Is the cause of swimmers ear. The skin gets wet and boggy and inflamed and it could bleed from that or if he picks it at all it could bleed. If he had a middle ear infection as well and the eardrum perforated it could bleed. None of these are terrible problems. If you are concerned it is always a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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What caused the bilateral myringotomy tubes placed on my grandchild 9 months ago one ear to bleed?

What caused the bilateral myringotomy tubes placed on my grandchild 9 months ago one ear to bleed?

Infection: Your grandchild has an ear infection. Instead of the pus in the ear sitting behind the ear drum it is coming out through the tube leading to inflammation and bleeding. It is also possible the area around the tube is infected leading to bleeding. The key is antibiotic ear drops. Contact either the pediatrician or the ENT who put in the tubes. ...Read more

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Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

No: X-rays only show the bones. If you did not lose consciousness and your neurological exam was normal then a CT scan is not necessarily needed. If you develop worse headaches, vomiting, dizziness or numbness then go back to the ER ...Read more

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Today I bumped the side of my head on a door. Will getting hit in temple cause bleeding? Should I be worried? I have no tenderness, headache, or vomit

Today I bumped the side of my head on a door. Will getting hit in temple cause bleeding? Should I be worried? I have no tenderness, headache, or vomit

Probably not: In most cases, minor blunt injury to the head will not cause major injury such as bleeding inside the skull. Very rarely will such an injury, if forceful enough, cause a bleed that usually manifests as severe headache, vomiting or seizure short time after the injury. In 1 in 5 cases, a temporary period of feeling normal after the injury is followed by rapid deterioration into confusion. ...Read more