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Why is my ear bleeding and why does it have a bad odor and what can I do to stop it?

Why is my ear bleeding and why does it have a bad odor and what can I do to stop it?

Ear infection: With the symptoms you describe, it sounds like you have a serous otitis media inner ear infection, which usually need to be assessed and treated with antibiotics by a health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Ear bleeding my 20 years old is bleeing from on ear not much but is blood with black particles. And it doesn't hurt him?

Ear bleeding my 20 years old is bleeing from on ear not much but is blood with black particles. And it doesn't hurt him?

? using Q-tips?: The most common cause of ear bleeding is due to an abrasion in the canal skin from a q-tip or other object placed in the ear. The black particles may be bits of dislodged scab. Another possibility is a fungal infection which produces spores---little black dots. This can be painless. Have your doc take a look! ...Read more

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How to stop ear bleeding that started 2 days ago? The doctor gave me ear drops, but it won't help, it is become worse.

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How to stop ear bleeding that started 2 days ago? The doctor gave me ear drops, but it won't help, it is become worse.

Bloody ear discharge: The most common cause of persistent bleeding from ear is aural polyps. Ear drops with steroid such as Ciprodex works better than Ofloxacin which is a pure antibiotic. ...Read more

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After using a q~tip to clean my ear, I woke up the next day with my ear bleeding and plugged. Same as when water is in ear. How do I unplug ear?

After using a q~tip to clean my ear, I woke up the next day with my ear bleeding and plugged. Same as when water is in ear. How do I unplug ear?

Doctor: Given the bleeding, you really need to have a medical professional look into the ear with the appropriate equipment. You could have a perforated ear drum, which can create the sensations you're describing. It's actually best not to put anything in your ear, as it's very easy to tear your eardrum on accident! ...Read more

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I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? They also sometimes bleed or have fluid

I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? They also sometimes bleed or have fluid

See a physician ASAP: Lesions that are little blisters and bleed require medical attention. Stress may be a trigger, "the straw that broke the camel's back", but very unlikely to be the cause of the problem See a dermatologist or board-certified allergist. ...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 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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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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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 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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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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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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I'm 36 5 years ago-serious emotional stress caused bleeding between cycles Never regular cycle (heavy) since, occasional bleeding (heavy) in btwn why?

I'm 36 5 years ago-serious emotional stress caused bleeding between cycles Never regular cycle (heavy) since, occasional bleeding (heavy) in btwn why?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx
Practice safe sex.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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What could cause a litte bleeding for one day (not period), and after some days the same event? Could stress and anxiety do that & even delay nxt period?

What could cause a litte bleeding for one day (not period), and after some days the same event? Could stress and anxiety do that & even delay nxt period?

Stress: Stress can certainly cause changes to your period, even delay the next period. If this is a persistent problem, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can stress cause bleeding on depo?

No: Stress will not cause bleeding, but the nunber one side effect of the depo-provera shot is irregular and unpredictable bleeding. About 80% of women who use depo-provera will have abnormal bleeding for some period of time, possibly up to 8 months or more. ...Read more

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Can stress cause period issues even while on bc pills? I've been lightly bleeding a week before my inactive pills for about 10 days now.

Can stress cause period issues even while on bc pills? I've been lightly bleeding a week before my inactive pills for about 10 days now.

Stress: As with anything stress can change a menstrual cycle whether on or off a birth control pill. I'd recommend continuing your pill pack as usual and find ways to destress to improve. It is also possible that while on a pill you can skip periods. 1 or 2 occurrences is not worrisome but if continues consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/stress cause phantom smells. Or ringing in the ears?

Can anxiety/stress cause phantom smells. Or ringing in the ears?

Unusual symptoms: By and large, phantom smells are not a frequent sign or diagnostic featue for an anxiety disorder. One would need to have a better history and tohrough diagnostic intervie to assess this symptom. On the other hand, whle ringing in the ears belongs to what we call tinnitus, which can also be linked to harmless, albeit bothersome occurence but could also be linked to anxiety. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's right nostril keeps bleeding everyday. What do you think is the cause? He's been stressing out too much about family. Any treatments?

My boyfriend's right nostril keeps bleeding everyday. What do you think is the cause? He's been stressing out too much about family. Any treatments?

Cauterization: There is a small are near the opening of the nose that is usual site of bleeding. He should see an ENT specialist to have that cauterized. ...Read more

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