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Took tylenol for ear pain, hearing high pitch echo. Eardrum ruptured or ear infection?

My ear just starting hurting last night. I m pregnant and the only thing I can take is Tylenol . Now, there is a high pitch echo from all noises. Do you think my ear drum has already ruptured or just an ear infection right now? My doctor doesn t open for another 4 1/2 hours and I m extremely nervous that my ear drum might/has ruptured.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Hope your ear pain is better after the medication. The high pitched sound in the ear may be an indication of a middle ear infection. Do you have a running/ blocked nose/ phlegm associated?

Severe pain with sounds could signify an underlying middle ear infection. In the initial stages the ear drum bulges; looks red and angry. If untreated it may rupture. But once the drum ruptures the pain reduces and a mucus like discharge comes out of the ear. So it is unlikely that the drum has ruptured. Your physician will physically examine your ears and decide on the next course of action. So just relax in the meantime.

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