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Pregnant. HIgh blood pressure. Blood in ears. Advice

Hi, Im 37 weeks pregnant. I went to clean my ears out with a q-tip tonight because they felt clogged.
When I took the q-tip out there was blood on it. I started with the right ear first I was a little concerned but I didn't think much of it until I did the left ear and it was the same thing. I have been having problem with high blood pressure since about week 34 of my pregnancy. Could this blood in my ears be cause by the high blood pressure or is it something more serious?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for query.
First of all never put anything in your ear by yourself because it may harm your ear,clogged ear is always treated by your doctor.
this problem is because of high blood pressure or may be because of some minor injury in your ear but chances of high blood pressure is more because it is in both ear.
immedieately consult doctor for high blood pressure and ear problem because you are pregnant,high blood pressure complicate your pregnancy also.
don't worry.take care.
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is more likely to be due to injury - external auditory canal.
Never put anything in the ear! You may perforate the drum / introduce infection.
If possible, have the ENT doctor look at it.

Unlikely to be related to the blood pressure...
With pressure / pregnancy / bleeding - check your blood counts (especially platelets), bleeding time...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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