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Hit the water hurting the right ear, paining. Is the eardrum hurt ?

I was SUP today and I fell off the board and I guess I hit the water at a weird angle because when I came up my right ear was hurting. This was around 11am it is now almost 5pm and I m still in a fair amount of pain. Is this something that will go away on it s own---did I really just give the eardrum a good whack? I ve been a swimmer all my life and granted I haven t been in the water for some time but I ve never had pain like this unless it was swimmer s ear.
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
It is possible that you have a ruptured ear drum.
Do not worry, traumatic ruptures of the drum heal very well unless complicated by infection.
Please see an ENT specialist for further management.
Till then keep your ear dry, do not probe your ears or try to clean with ear buds.
Dr Kishori.
Answered: Thu, 26 Dec 2013
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