Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
An external injury
while cleaning the ear could be anywhere along the ear canal
or even the tympanic membrane (ear drum). In children, the ear canal is set at an oblique angle and so the entire canal cannot be directly visualized. While examining the ear canal or tympanic membrane, the external ear (pinna) has to be pulled outward and backward, in order to get a better visualization.
I would suggest that you refrain from using q-tips from cleaning the ear of children as it can cause such injuries. The safest way would be to use cotton ear buds. Regarding the current injury, if she continues to bleen or develpos any pain or ear discharge
, then I would advise you to have her ear examined by a doctor.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar