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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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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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Right ear spontaneous bleed followed by increasingly painful headache and nausea?

Right ear spontaneous bleed followed by increasingly painful headache and nausea?

Please get evaluated: Hi SWarner,
Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. It is very unusual for a person to spontaneous begin bleeding from one ear without any warning, inciting event, or symptoms leading into it. The headache and nausea may be symptoms associated with whatever is going on that caused the bleeding. Hope you can get treated soon. ...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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When your ears are bleeding, what's wrong?

When your ears are bleeding, what's wrong?

Depends: Your ear can bleed due to injury such as a scratch. It can also bleed due to injury to the ear drum. Chronic infection can also produce very fragile tissue that can bleed. ...Read more

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Why is there bleeding of the ear?

Why is there bleeding of the ear?

Usually trauma: Most often from q tips or your finger but sometimes from a bad ear infection have it checked ...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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Son punctured my ear with comb and now bleeding?

Son punctured my ear with comb and now bleeding?

Likely ok: Clean with mild soap, pat dry and cover. Watch for sign of infection over next few days as it heals (surrounding/expanding redness, pus, swelling, poor wound closure, pain). Unlikely that comb could have passed far enough into the ear to damage the eardrum. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ear really hurts and is bleeding?

What does it mean when your ear really hurts and is bleeding?

Ear ache/bleeding: Ear ache and bleeding sounds like acute otitis media or boil in the outer ear canal. However, other diagnosis like serious infection or ear drum rupture? Advise seeing your primary physician for work up, inspection of the ear and possible need for antibiotic therapy. ...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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I have a cut on my inner ear from last night and it is still bleeding. What can I do?

I have a cut on my inner ear from last night and it is still bleeding. What can I do?

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

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I'm a 20 ear female virgin I was masturbating and noticed was bleeding after what does this mean?

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

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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?

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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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?

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

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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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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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I woke up to find both my ears bleeding from the inside. What could that be?

I woke up to find both my ears bleeding from the inside. What could that be?

Needs checking: This could be from scratching the ears even in the external canal. In your OCD do you scratch a lot?
This could be diagnosed with a simple scope looking into you ears to see if they are scratched if there is a foreign object etc ...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