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Does A Ruptured Eardrum Hurt
No: It doesn't mean you have a tympanic membrane rupture because your ear is ringing, although it is possible. Ringing in the ear can occur from a variety of reasons. Medication effects and nerve related hearing loss are two of the more common underlying causes of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). ...Read more
Not painful: A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help. But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own. ...Read more
Depends: This is very common in early childhood with ear infections or after tube extrusion & most infants/toddlers self heal over days/wks. Adolescents or adults may chart a different path. As the healing potential of the body slows, a perforation may become chronic & need a patch.This can be an involved surgery & considered after the ENT was convinced it was needed.Followup with your dr & discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The perforated eardrum was bleeding, I have muffled hearing. It feels kind of itchy yet doesn't hurt. Is it a good or bad thing?
Get checked: Itching can mean the ear needs to be cleaned out by the doctor or that you could have a fungal infection develop. You may need drops that contain a steroid or anti fungal drops (one safe for a perforated ear- not all are). Do try to keep the ear dry in the meantime. Best of luck. ...Read more
Sure: A ruptured spleen can be fatal depending on the extent of the injury. Imho that is the worst thing it can do to you. However even removing the spleen (and saving your life) can lead to overwhelming infections. Most of us try nonoperative therapy first followed by surgery if this fails. Most of the time a repair can be done, but sometimes it must be removed. ...Read more
Very bad: Splenic "rupture" or injury is usually a result of direct blunt trauma. It is accompanied by severe pain. Dizziness or light headedness can be experienced, due to internal bleeding. This can be a life-threatening problem and if there is any concern, you should seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cause: It is not the ruptured ear drum that is draining but the middle ear mucosa that is inflamed that is the source of the drainage. One needs to know the cause and duration and size of the perforation before one can determine how long the drainage will last. You really need an ENT doctor for a diagnosis and advice. ...Read more
Not good...see below: An aneurysm is an dilitation of a blood vessel. This is the result of weakening in the wall of the artery. The weakened wall can rupture, and bleeding into the tissues around the knee occurs, causing tremendous pain and swelling. The blood outside the artery can then impinge on flow to the lower leg and foot, causing ischemia. In all, very bad, and one of the reasons to fix aneurysms electively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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