Perforated (Ruputured) Eardrum


What signs and symptoms did you experience with a perforated or ruptured eardrum? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: SueC333 , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 21

I’d had a bad cold with horrible coughing for over a week. While blowing my nose on the left side I felt a pain in my right ear. Over the next couple days the ear pain gradually became worse, until it suddenly became excruciating for less than a minute, followed by relief of the pain and a thin bloody discharge from the ear. I went to a doctor, was told I had a ruptured eardrum, and was given antibiotics 3 days ago. The discharge stopped but I have barely any hearing in the ear. It’s extremely annoying as I wait for it to heal.

Comment from: Dee, 45-54 (Patient) Published: August 07

I started off with what felt like razor blades in my throat, then the next day I woke up with my throat still the same and a heavy head cold. I bought a spray for my throat which was great but in the evening my ear was doing whooshing noises and crackling. Then this almighty explosion and the pain from the ruptured eardrum was horrendous and the crackling was bad. I had to go to walk-in at 3 in the morning and I got antibiotics. Fluid kept on coming out of it 4 days. I feel sick and dizzy and feel like I have got a bad cold.


Ear infection or acute otitis media is an infection of the middle ear. See Answer

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