Perforated (Ruputured) Eardrum


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Comment from: life duo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 09

I have fluid inside my eardrum, and my hearing is almost lost. Before this, I received a puncture treatment at the hospital, to take the fluid out, the effect was very good, and my hearing got fine. However, two month later, again there is a lot of fluid inside my eardrum and my hearing is almost lost. I am worried I have a ruptured eardrum.

Comment from: Mary, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 04

I am a 63 years old woman with perforated ear drum as the ENT doctor said. It will start with itching and then pop it will start draining. It will be treated, then in a week or two it will be draining again with pains, and I didn't have ear problem when I was a child. I cannot really say what causes it, but I was one time a secretary answering phone calls.

Comment from: tina, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 25

From the age of three to five years old I suffered constant ears nose and throat infections. I had green and black pus from my ear that smelt terrible. Every morning I'd wake with the pillow stuck to my ear. Then from five to eight years old, I had tonsillitis. I had my tonsils removed at age eight, but by then my eardrum had a huge hole in it I am totally deaf in the ear.

Comment from: Skyken89, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 25

As a flight attendant I knew ear problems were going to be in my future. When I was a kid I use to get ear infections all the time I also popped my ear drum when I was a kid. About three months ago, my ears wouldn't pop at all when we would be landing. My ears would be crackling and trying to pop but never could. I used hot water and held it to my ear which helped and I was given an allergy shot as well as 2 steroids ended up getting fluid in my ear as well as an ear infection so was put on more antibiotics and pain killers. I decided to get tubes in my ears. When the ENT went in my ear he saw my ear drum was bent which was causing my ears not to pop.

Comment from: varshit, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 26

I dove from five feet end up in a side head dive. After four days, my ear is still discharging.

Comment from: Stupid IEDs, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 10

I was in close proximity to the detonation of military high explosives, resulting in the loss of my eardrums among other much more serious problems like pneumothorax and dozens of pieces of shrapnel. Due to the severity of my other health problems it was about 6 months before I got treatment for my ears, which ended up being tympanoplasty, first on the left ear, then on the right ear six months later. My left ear has held up well, and remains intact to this day. My right ear has since failed and I'm seeking additional treatment to correct the re-rupture.

Comment from: Keshav, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 27

A dive from about 20 feet high into water caused a hole in both ear drums.

Comment from: mdradmsu, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

About 10 years ago had a horrible pop and pain, while giving a business presentation. GP said it was the 'worst' ear infection he had seen, sent me to an ENT. He said yes it was a really bad infection and that it was enough to make the eardrum rupture. Well, it has happened again. I am a little more worried this time because of the level of pain and tinnitus (ringing). I've felt quite dizzy and there is significant swelling on the right side of my face.

Comment from: Maggie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

My eardrum perforated when my GP was pumping water into the ear canal to clean the ear. His pumping was vigorous and quite painful. After consulting with other doctors, I realized that the syringe the GP was using was too large for the job. I now wished I had asked him to stop sooner when I felt the first intense pain. This procedure happened almost four years ago and I am now considering surgery to have an eardrum created in my ear. However I am concerned that I might lose all hearing or that I might get facial paralysis as a result of the operation. I would like to know if there is a procedure whereby the ear does not have to be cut in order for an eardrum to be repaired.

Comment from: Russ, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

My eardrum ruptured after only six hours of an ear infection. I was using a heating pad and think this might have been a bad idea. Saw doctor next day and am taking antibiotics (amoxicillin).


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Comment from: CA, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I had frequent earaches when I was a child so my pediatrician suggested tubes. Unfortunately I was a little too old for the procedure and the hole in my left ear never healed. I didn't realize anything was wrong until my early teens when I went scuba diving with some friends for the first and last time. 'Excruciating' doesn't even begin to describe the pain! Three reconstructive surgeries later and it just won't close. What's worse is that each procedure has left some scar tissue so my hearing, which was already not great because of the perforation, is now even worse than if I had just left it alone...

Published: September 26

My little brother placed a phone speaker playing music over my ear while trying to sleep in the car. An hour or so later I was fiddling with my ear and felt pain inside my ear that i wasn't familiar with. I went to consult with my GP and he said that my eardrum was torn in two places. Sometimes I feel some wetness oozing out of my ear and when i touch my ear it looks shiny like glycerin or oil. GP prescribed allergy medication because of the shiny substance. He also gave me some antibiotics and painkillers. I'm in constant pain. Hope I've helped somebody.

Comment from: fancyj, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

My ear drum perforated from coughing. I didn’t have a cold. I just had a dry cough for two nights. I woke up in the morning and the pain was terrible, then it felt like a waterfall in my ear. Then it started to bleed a little. I was given medication for 10 days. I still can’t hear from that ear, and the ringing is non-stop.

Comment from: time, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: June 06

My eardrum became perforated because a roach crawled in my ear.

Comment from: Sarah, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I have no clue how, but my left eardrum was 75% perforated, so more than half of my eardrum was gone! I couldn’t hear properly for a really long time, but then I got a surgery done. After the surgery my ear was great, I had to wait a year till I could swim, but otherwise my ear was great. Then I found out my right eardrum is also perforated. Now I have to get a surgery for that one too, and it hurts. I really hope that after this surgery all the pain on airplanes, when swimming and when snorkeling will go away.

Comment from: mahmood, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 04

Pus came out from both the ears some six months ago. After that, I was hard of hearing visited the EMT specialist doctor at the Holy Family Hospital Rawalpindi Pakistan. He checked and diagnosed that the ear drum of both the ear were ruptured and advised some medicines and assured that the tympanic membrane would heal automatically, but yet no symptoms of healing.


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