When cleaning out my ear, I forced the q-tip too deep and blood came out. There was no stream of blood, but after mostly lying on my side while sleeping, I found very small dots on my pillow (I would say the size of the tip of a pencil). There is little to no hearing loss after a full night. However, I often have to swallow to pop my ear. I did some research on my own, but I am not certain if this is damage to the bony canal membrane or to the eardrum. Do you think this is an emergency that requires a visit to the ENT or not?
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Please see an ENT specialist as early as possible to get your eardrum checked.
Trauma.Investigations to be done:
Pure tone audiogram and otoscopy.Differential diagnosis:
TM (tympanic membrane) perforation.Probable diagnosis:
TM perforation.Treatment plan:
Avoid water entry during the bath.
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