Patient Comments: Ruptured Eardrum - Causes


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Comment from: heether7, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 26

I have had bad ears since I was a child. Now at 49, I still deal with infections, which is likely what landed me here. I have most of the symptoms of a ruptured right eardrum, especially the pain, yet my doctor doesn't visually see a tear. It's been about 3 months now of pain, ringing, dizziness, headache, and hearing loss. Oral antibiotics and drops haven't worked. My left ear is full of fluid too but doesn't hurt. Wonder if it is possible to have a tear not visible. I don’t know what else this could be. I'm miserable.

Comment from: Sea, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

When I was 5 years old, I put my ear to a swimming pool jet. It was in an Olympic size pool, so I’m sure the jets were more powerful and ruptured my eardrum. I came up screaming and ear draining green.

Comment from: Jeodan, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

My left eardrum was ruptured due to a heavy slap. I have lost my hearing in the affected area. The doctor told me not to get the affected area wet so as to avoid infection, and for me to avoid sneezing heavily. I hope, the rupture will heal as soon as possible, because it affects me and my job.


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