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Loss of hearing, pain on putting q tip in ears, tingling sensation. Tympanic membrane damaged?

Hello. I foolishly got a q tip stuck in my left ear after an impact, went far inside, it plugged into my ear pretty far and took some encouragement to pull it out, now i have been feeling loss of hearing in my left ear for 30 minutes...physically it hurt ofcourse but now im in no pain i can swallow normally no headache ...just loss of hearing and slight tingling my Tympanic membrane damaged?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Yes it is likely that you have damaged your ear drum and would need to meet your ent doctor for confirming this. Please dont use q tips and keep the ear dry otherwise you may develop an infection.
Please meet your ent doctor .
Answered: Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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