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Suggest treatment for ear bleeding while using Q tip

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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: I was cleaning my ear with a q tip and was bumped resulting in me poking in my ear causing it to start bleeding. It does not hurt but has been bleeding for over an hour
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If it is still bleeding, go to Urgent Care clinic or ER.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

I am sorry that your ear got bumped with the Q tip. It's possible it scratched the ear canal, or may have injured the ear drum. Since it continues to bleed and we don't know what part is bleeding, I recommend you go be seen now so that a doctor can have a look.
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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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Brief Answer: If it is still bleeding, go to Urgent Care clinic or ER. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, I am sorry that your ear got bumped with the Q tip. It's possible it scratched the ear canal, or may have injured the ear drum. Since it continues to bleed and we don't know what part is bleeding, I recommend you go be seen now so that a doctor can have a look.