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Cause of blood spot from the ears - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Okay so i used a q tip in both my ears a few minutes ago and in my right ear there was a TINY speck of blood on the q tip. this has never happenned to me before and im really nervous what should i do! :[ :[
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr xxx here
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   hi
User :   i might be worrying for no reason.
Doctor :   Do you have any associated pain
Doctor :   You might have probably cleaned a bit deeper or harder
Doctor :   Might resulted in scartched'
User :   no, no major pain
Doctor :   * scartches
Doctor :   OK
User :   it feels itchy
Doctor :   Do you have bleeding now
Doctor :   You have probably damages the side walls
Doctor :   Which are always itchy after injury
User :   no nothing is coming out of my ears at all it only came onto the q tip
User :   and it was a very small amount
User :   VERY small
Doctor :   Then fine its just a minor bruise
Doctor :   So just avoid head baths / swimming
Doctor :   use ear muffs avoid exposure to water for three days
Doctor :   you will get it sorted
User :   okay thank you
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you?
User :   no thats it . oh wait should i not check with a q tip again?
User :   just to see if theres any more
User :   or will i hurt it more
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Dont repeat usage for few days
Doctor :   it will not hurt
User :   okay thank you :]
Doctor :   give it some time to heal
Doctor :   Wishing you speedy recovery
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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