Q. I had bleeding from ear due to q-tip. Is it due to damage of eardrum or bony canal membrane?

Answered by
Dr. Sanjeev Davey
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 15, 2018

Hello doctor,

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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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Please see an ENT specialist as early as possible to get your eardrum checked.


The Probable causes:

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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