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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.

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My ear is bleeding from the inside. What could cause that? I have type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure (under control with meds)

My ear is bleeding from the inside. What could cause that? I have type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure (under control with meds)

Usually trauma: Usually from something like a q tip with aggressive cleanig. But if this is spontaneus than no question, you need to get to your dr for an exam. An ENT would even be better.

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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.

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The inside of my right ear is bleeding and hurts. Is that normal?

The inside of my right ear is bleeding and hurts. Is that normal?

Ear Bleeding: No of course not. How can ear pain and bleeding be normal? Did you traumatize your ear? Did your ear drum rupture from an infection? Please see your doctor as soon as possible.

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The inside of my ear is bleeding and it recently started to hurt. Why is this happening?

The inside of my ear is bleeding and it recently started to hurt. Why is this happening?

One possibility: Is an infection of the outer ear (otitis externa). If an ear drum ruptures that can cause bleeding. I recommend that you see your family physician. He or she can determine the correct diagnosis and provide an appropriate treatment plan.

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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!

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My ear is bleeding, is it most likely a cut from when I used an ear pick or did I damage my eardrum?

My ear is bleeding, is it most likely a cut from when I used an ear pick or did I damage my eardrum?

You probably: Cut your external canal. Perforated membrane is possible but it iis usually cery paiinful and associated with impaired hearing.

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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.

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!

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Bilateral myringotomy tubes placed on my grandchild now ear is bleeding?

Bilateral myringotomy tubes placed on my grandchild now ear is bleeding?

Please see below.: Although there can be some bloody ear discharge in the first few days after tube placement, if it's been longer than that or if the bleeding is severe, call the ENT doctor.

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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.

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I cleaned out my boyfriends ears, then applied otomize ear spray. Now his right ear is bleeding quite heavily. What should I do?

I cleaned out my boyfriends ears, then applied otomize ear spray. Now his right ear is bleeding quite heavily. What should I do?

If there is heavy: Uncontrolled bleeding then medical eval is warranted. Did you apply pressure already?

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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!

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If my ear is bleeding nd a doctor said it look likei stuck a pencil I have not touc and it hurdid not send me any medicine should I get a 2nd opinion?

Perforation?: I think you are describing a perforation in the ear drum...A hole. This can occur from an infection, trauma, or even a rapid change in pressure - such as scuba diving. Small perforations often heal on their own, but for persistent pain, bleeding, etc, see an ent. Also, until it heals, protect your ear when swimming!

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My ear is bleeding and my girlfriend looked in it and says it lioks like it could be my eardrum. Should I go get it checked or is there a home remedy?

My ear is bleeding and my girlfriend looked in it and says it lioks like it could be my eardrum. Should I go get it checked or is there a home remedy?

Get ear checked out: There is no home remedy if you think you've injured your ear, especially your ear drum. Your Family Doc can evaluate and refer if necessary to ENT.

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My mother woke up with her ear bleeding, so can a sinus infection go that far?

My mother woke up with her ear bleeding, so can a sinus infection go that far?

Possible: There are many potential explanations but the most practical thing to do is to have her seen asap by her family doctor or an ENT doctor to determine the cause and severity.

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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.

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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.

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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.