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My ears are leaking water, what could be the problem?

My ears are leaking water, what could be the problem?

H2O in the ear: Water in the ears. Can be one of several things- may have fungal infection, an abscess, perforated ear drum with infection. Get checked. ...Read more

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Should I let my ear drops leak out?

Should I let my ear drops leak out?

Better not: Usually better to lie with affected ear up. Let drops soak in for 10-15 minutes. Then put cotton ball in to keep drops in. ...Read more

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If my ear is leaking of green fluid, do I have a burst eardrum?

If my ear is leaking of green fluid, do I have a burst eardrum?

Not necessarily: This can often be due to an infection of the ear canal skin. This type of an infection is especially common in people who use q-tips or in other ways try to clean their years of wax. In general, wax is very important and people who remove it open up their ears for inflammation and infection. You need to see an ENT doctor and have him or her clean out your ear and treat you. ...Read more

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My ears keep leaking wax and I still have some wax in my ear and it smells bad. I took medicine a week ago, and my ear hurts so do I go to a hospital?

My ears keep leaking wax and I still have some wax in my ear and it smells bad. I took medicine a week ago, and my ear hurts so do I go to a hospital?

See A Doctor Now: You have not included important information such as the duration of symptoms, medication taken, doctor care already received, etc. With that said, smelly earwax and pain suggest infection. Examination is needed to determine whether this is an external ear (aka swimmer's ear) vs. Middle ear infection because each is treated differently. See your doctor NOW for prompt evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm on antibiotics and my ear is leaking clear liquid - what's going on?

I'm on antibiotics and my ear is leaking clear liquid - what's going on?

Uncertain: What are the antibiotics being used to treat? Are they oral antibiotics? You might have a perforated eardrum with seepage or you could have an infection of the external auditory canal. ...Read more

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I'm not sure, but should my ear be leaking fluid after taking antibiotics?

I'm not sure, but should my ear be leaking fluid after taking antibiotics?

No: I presume you are taking an oral antibiotic. If you use an ear drop with antibiotic, some of the drop may come out of the ears. ...Read more

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My ear peircing is leaking a clear fluid sometimes even though its been months since I got them peirced.

My ear peircing is leaking a clear fluid sometimes even though its been months since I got them peirced.

Need to see a: Healthcare provider asap to make sure it is not infected. Chronic infection can cause some fluid to appear around the site of puncture, and if you do not treat it you may need surgery to shave things there by the time the infection gets to the side of the ear into the scalp. Better be safe than sorry. There isn't any other plausible explanation for this fluid. ...Read more

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My ear has been leaking clear yellow color for 2 almost 3 weeks now and I can barley hear in the beginning there was pain then that's when it strated?

My ear has been leaking clear yellow color for 2 almost 3 weeks now and I can barley hear in the beginning there was pain then that's when it strated?

Ear infection?: Likely ruptured eardrum (with or without inner ear infection) or outer ear infection. Trial of topical antibiotic may help, but an examination is definitely warranted. Good luck! ...Read more

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Trying to decide who to see?? ENT or maxofacial or neck dr. My ears leak slightly with fullness, pain is kind of mastoid area by ear, face, neck/shoul

Trying to decide who to see?? ENT or maxofacial or neck dr. My ears leak slightly with fullness, pain is kind of mastoid area by ear, face, neck/shoul

ENT: An ENT doctor is a good choice for this complaint as they are able to see you in the office to evaluation and give possible treatment options. They have experience with a variety of ear complaints are also often able to offer surgical options should they be needed. ...Read more

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I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

Seek immediate help: Very difficult to determine without proper exam. Reasons for ear drainage vary widely and must be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Please, seek medical attention with your pcp or any other provider who can see you within a day or two.. ...Read more

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My left ear is slowly leaking a clear fluid. It doesn't smell like anything. Ear feels numb. Should I seek medical attention?

My left ear is slowly leaking a clear fluid. It doesn't smell like anything. Ear feels numb. Should I seek medical attention?

Yes: It is important to know what and where the fluid is coming from-middle or outer ear. Also your doctor may want to culture the fluid. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my ear when I bend down. My ear also has been leaking yellow bloody discharge and has also been leaking hard dark yellow substance.

I have pressure in my ear when I bend down. My ear also has been leaking yellow bloody discharge and has also been leaking hard dark yellow substance.

See your Family Doc: The only thing that's supposed to come out of your ear is ear wax. While liquefied ear wax may be yellow, it's not usually described as yellow bloody. Depending upon you & your environment, your ear wax may be hard dark yellow substance but it usually doesn't leak out. So it's best that you see your Family Doc & ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip dripping in my ears ENT saw no leaks or fluid by both ears feel like fluid but said I was all good had mono though?

Post nasal drip dripping in my ears ENT saw no leaks or fluid by both ears feel like fluid but said I was all good had mono though?

2nd opinion?: Consider consulting another ENT to be sure. Do note that Temporomandibular joint problem may cause a sense of ear plugging especially if you grind your teeth at night. ...Read more

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I have whooshing in my ears, headpain and CSF leaks out nose. I am to have an IR Lumbar Puncture, if I am not symptomatic at time of LP am I wasting my time to obtain a diagnosis and opening pressure? The condition seems to be positional and I'm trying to

I have whooshing in my ears, headpain and CSF leaks out nose. I am to have an IR Lumbar Puncture, if I am not symptomatic at time of LP am I wasting my time to obtain a diagnosis and opening pressure? The condition seems to be positional and I'm trying to

CSF leaks: Are no small matter. If you have one it needs to be thoroughly evaluated as to location and cause. CSF leaks provide an avenue by which infection can enter the central nervous system (meningitis). This can be fatal. Don't put any evaluation of this issue off until another time. ...Read more

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I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

I had jaw surgery july 5 2013 & dr burst my eardrum. Still ear ache and leaking clear fluid the entire time. I have 50% hearing returned so far?

Should heel days: Most of the time, a ruptured eardrum heals by itself, within hours or days. You should see your doctor about 2 weeks after your first visit so he or she can check if your eardrum has healed. If it has not, you will need to see an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. He or she might do surgery to put a tiny paper patch on your eardrum to help seal the hole. ...Read more

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Ears leaking a clear liquid, should I be worried?

Get it checked out: Clear liquid from the middle ear can be consistent with spinal fluid. Have an ENT check it out. ...Read more

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Do I use ear drop for a leaking ear?

Do no self treat: A "leaking" ear can be something serious and needs a physician to examine. ...Read more

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How do you use ear drops? They leak out.

How do you use ear drops? They leak out.

Cotton: A small bit of cotton in the very outer part of the ear can help keep the drops from leaking. Also be judicious about the amount of drops used- don't need to flood the canal in most cases. ...Read more

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What to do about ear is leaking after mastoidectomy?

See surgeon: May be within normal limits. May be post-op infection. See your ENT surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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Ear is leaking after mastoidectomy. Is this a bad sign?

Ear is leaking after mastoidectomy. Is this a bad sign?

Leaking ear: See your ear surgeon... It may be expected but it needs to be checked to make sure that it's not spinal fluid or a more serious issue. ...Read more

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What to do about ear is still leaking after mastoidectomy?

Several reasons: I presume that the surgeon also performed middle ear surgery. If so the graft may not yet have healed. If the mastoidectomy communicates with the outer ear (modified radical mastoidectomy), the mastoid area is not yet healed or epithelialized. Your surgeon is obviously the doctor to consult because we do not know exactly what the pathology was nor the technique used. ...Read more

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Ear is still leaking after mastoidectomy. What should I do?

Ear is still leaking after mastoidectomy. What should I do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Drip after hit head has been constant coughed green mucas now ear is leaking just a regular drip?

Drip after hit head has been constant coughed green mucas now ear is leaking just a regular drip?

Go To Doctor NOW: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of two conditions. The cough, green mucous, ear drainage indicate an upper and perhaps lower respiratory infection; ear infection is also likely. The 2nd concern is the head injury however you do not give any further details. Both require urgent attention. See your doctor NOW for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more