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Ear drum injury while cleaning the inner ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I cleaned my ear with a Q-tip and must have pushed it in too far, it hurt. This morning when I woke up there is blood and my hearing is muffled.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Did it get stuck there?
User :   No
Doctor :   Are you sure that you have not left anything inside?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   So Probably you have hurt your ear lining
Doctor :   that might have caused the blood to clot inside
User :   Is that serious?
Doctor :   leading to deafness
Doctor :   yes you need to consult
Doctor :   an otorhinolaryngoloist
Doctor :   to see inside your ear using
Doctor :   otoscope
Doctor :   and to further rule out ear drum injury
Doctor :   which is some thing serious
User :   the blood did not clot it is still bleeding
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   So that is an emergency
Doctor :   you will have to go to Emergency room now
Doctor :   Medical therapy for perforations is directed at controlling otorrhea.
User :   Thank you for you help
Doctor :   IS THERE anything else i can help you with now?
User :   No, thanks again for your help.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting...Bye For now....
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Take care...
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