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Ear Bleeding No Pain
The inside of my ear has been bleeding (no pain) for about 3 hours after accidentally going to far in with a q-tip. What should I do?
Ear drum injury: Sorry to hear about your problem. You may have accidentally injured your eardrum by going to far in with the Q-tip. You should make an appointment to see your doctor so that he or she can look in your ear and examine your ear drum. If untreated it may lead to permanent damage of your hearing. Good luck. ...Read more
I was putting my sunglasses on, I turned my head and the earpiece went into my ear instead of over it and now my ear is bleeding with a little pain.
Abrasion: The skin of the external auditory canal (ear canal) is thin and sensitive. Even mild pressure may result in a scuff and bleeding which is usually self limiting. If deeper, it could result in a hole in the tympanic membrane (ear drum). If irritation persists/ worsens, a physician may prescribe antibiotic ear drops with or without a topical steroid. Remember, no cotton swab use in the ear canal! ...Read more
9 year old daughter ear bleeding and has pain for 2 weeks. Had antibiotics and ear spray although no sign of infection. Dr won't refer until been 6wks?
I think that if the ear is still bleeding and painful after two weeks and antibiotic trip;, you should call your pedi MD to refer sooner than 6 weeks to Head and Neck MD
specialist and cannot wait the 6 week period. Another
antibiotic treatment may be needed or tube to drain, etc. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
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
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.
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
Using a Q-tip to: Clean the external ear canal pushes wax toward the eardrum. A scratch in the canal will heal; a ruptured ear drum would've been very painful. If her doctor okays it, use 2% hydrogen peroxide mixed 50-50 with sterile water in a sterile botle & dropper. Lay baby on her side, gently pull back the ear, instill 3-4 drops & allow 4-5 minutes in that position for it to " bubble" out the wax, not q-tips. ...Read more
Use neosporin: You probably need an oral antibiotic--see a doctor. ...Read more
With normal clotting: Function & sustained adequate pressure to the bleeding location, without moving, at least 5 minutes, will nearly always result in enough clotting to stop all bleeding. Exception: squirting arterial bleeding (Stopping this typically requires more knowledge of anatomy, skill & ~15 min of higher pressure, enough to stop bleeding). After stopped, be careful to not pull off the clot for several days. ...Read more
I'm a 20 ear female virgin I was masturbating and noticed was bleeding after what does this mean?
Injury: Injury to the hymen, vagina, vulva, or clitoris. Allow time for healing and if it persists see a MD. ...Read more
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
When I woke up this morning, my ear was bleeding. It was a lot for an ear. 6 hrs later it is still bleeding. Should I see a dr. Now?
Bleeding ear: Yes! It should be evaluated by your primary care physician. There are numerous causes for a bleeding ear, so it is best to have it checked out. ...Read more
My 13 year old son was qtip-ing his ear, his sister scared him, he poked his ear. It started bleeding. Should we take him in tonight or is the AM ok?
Likely a scratch: The bleeding is likely caused by a minor scratch of the ear canal. However, the ear drum could be punctured. It would be best to have him examined to determine the extent of the injury and obtain treatment to aid with pain and healing. Seeking treatment tonight may be needed particularly if he is in significant pain. Otherwise, have him seen in the am and give Ibuprofen for pain for now. ...Read more
?? 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
Trauma: If bleeding is from the outer ear canal without history of trauma to the canal, then it can be due to infection or irritant exposure (excessive use of cleaning solutions for example). If from the inner ear with ruptured ear drum, then this could be from trauma and internal bleeding, inner ear infection, or abnormal growth/lesion in that area. ...Read more
For how long?: Most bleeding from the ear is self limited. If you have a blood vessel tumor in your middle ear, you will bleed without limitation. If it keeps bleeding, you need to go see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: That is quite possible - especially if you quickly jumped up in size. ...Read more
ENT doc: It means there is a violation of the skin in the ear canal and you need to see an ENT doc for examination. It also means you are probably a regular user of Q-tips which traumatize the lining of the ear canal. ...Read more