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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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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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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?

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

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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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What does it mean if your bleeding out of your ears?

What does it mean if your bleeding out of your ears?

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

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My ears are bleeding from the inside. How do I stop this?

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

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I scratch me ear and it bleeding on and off what should I do?

I scratch me ear and it bleeding on and off what should I do?

Pressure: Apply pressure for 20 min- no peeking. If you are on blood thinners or the bleeding doesn't stop see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I make my ear stop bleeding?

How do I make my ear stop bleeding?

Why is it bleeding?: The better question is why is it bleeding and for my purpose what part of your ear is bleeding? Alot more information is needed here. If blood is coming from your ear canal, cotton and antibiotic ointment can stop the flow. Regardless, you must see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What do you do if you were cleaning a babies ear and it started bleeding?

What do you do if you were cleaning a babies ear and it started bleeding?

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

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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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Ligh bleeding in left ear what can that mean?

Ligh bleeding in left ear what can that mean?

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

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Bleeding from ear with no pain or pressure.?

Bleeding from ear with no pain or pressure.?

More info needed: Different age can have different problems. Let your doctor to look inside the ear to find out. ...Read more

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What should I do if I was bleeding from my ear?

What should I do if I was bleeding from my ear?

See a doc: If you scratched the inside of your ear canal it will probably heal on its own. If you did no such thing, you should see your doc since spontaneous bleeding from the ear is never normal. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear piercing slightly bleeding?

What to do if I have ear piercing slightly bleeding?

You may have: Small amount of blood for a day or two. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read more

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My bby poked her ear and it started bleeding a little what should I do?

My bby poked her ear and it started bleeding a little what should I do?

Ear trauma: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Poking INSIDE the ear increases risk of damage to the eardrum, and this can be seen by your healthcare practitioner with an otoscope (tympanic membrane ruptures usually heal up on their own but do need to be monitored). ...Read more

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My ear keeps on bleeding and it feels like it's clogged. What should I do?

My ear keeps on bleeding and it feels like it's clogged. What should I do?

ENT doc: See an ENT doc for exam/recommendations. Symptoms are not normal ...Read more

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Its been 3 days after pricking my ear its keep on bleeding till now what is the reason?

Its been 3 days after pricking my ear its keep on bleeding till now what is the reason?

Two fold answer: You may have a previously undiagnosed bleeding disorder. You may have "pricked" your ear on a skin lesion, such as a basal cell. If direct pressure for 10-20 minutes doesn't make it stop, you should seek medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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I need help or advice on what to do I have bleeding in my ear. Accidently poked myself while cleaning?

I need help or advice on what to do I have bleeding in my ear. Accidently poked myself while cleaning?

Pressure.: Pressure for 10 minutes (watch a clock) will stop any bleeding unless you have a blood clotting disorder. If it's too far inside the ear canal to reach, put a piece of cotton in there and see your doctor. There is a lesson to be learned here, of course -- never put anything smaller than your elbow inside your ear! You're just pushing the dirt further back, and risking exactly what happened. ...Read more

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My ear has been bleeding for about 6 hours. No other symptoms no injury just started bleeding at work running down my face?

Bleeding: Bleeding for 6 hours is a long time. I can imagine how concerned you are. Do you have a history of a bleeding disorder? Are you taking any medications that would delay your clotting time? Did you have some trauma to your ear? Is the blood coming from inside the canal? Had you inserted anything into the ear canal? Have you applied pressure? It would be worthwhile to go see a doctor now. ...Read more

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My ear started bleeding last night while I slept. It is completely clogged. Is there anything that I can do at home to help it?

My ear started bleeding last night while I slept. It is completely clogged. Is there anything that I can do at home to help it?

It's not such a good: ...idea to try any home remedies. You may have a perforated or ruptured ear drum. Anything you put in your ear could cause more damage. Please get professional help. An urgent care center or your family physician can probably help you. Just don't try any home remedies! Thanks! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Hi. My bf woke up yesterday morning and seen that his ear had been bleeding on the inside. It wasn also onhas his pillow. What could this be?

Hi. My bf woke up yesterday morning and seen that his ear had been bleeding on the inside. It wasn also onhas his pillow. What could this be?

Possible infection: Assuming your bf didn't use a q-tip in his ears, he may have had fluid behind his ear drum. Then at some point the volume because too much and the ear drum ruptured. Other possibilities would include a skin condition within the ear canal. If he has pain, dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss, or tinnitus (ringing in his ears), he should see an ENT doctor soon. ...Read more

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My ear started to hurt and itch just now. I was itching it and then it started bleeding. I just want to know what it could be or what to do.

My ear started to hurt and itch just now. I was itching it and then it started bleeding. I just want to know what it could be or what to do.

Avoid irritating ear: It seems to me that you somehow injured your ear canal and hence bleeding. It should stop and not come back unless you irritate it again. Aif the bleeding and/or itching persists, then you need to see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting a bump inside my ears. When I pick it, it starts bleeding. It goes away, but comes back in different place again. What can I do?

I keep getting a bump inside my ears. When I pick it, it starts bleeding. It goes away, but comes back in different place again. What can I do?

Depends: I've seen sensitive bumps that bleed in the ears before. Sometimes they turn out to be a mild bacterial infection, sometimes it's an acne pimple in a funky spot, and sometimes it's fungus. In any case, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more