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Old 04-29-2006, 03:46 AM   #1
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Blood in Ear?

Just a little question, the past couple of mornings I've noticed that when I clean wax from my left ear, I keep noticing specs of blood mixed in with the wax. It's bright red, and definitely looks like blood. So what can cause this? Is it blood pressure, sinus, or what? I have been getting a few sinus headaches around my forehead area every now and again. Just want to clear this up, if it's anything to be concerned with... or just something like a cut that's being irritated when I clean my ears. I use tissue btw that I just tear from the roll, and I don't press too hard...

I've also been taking Citalopram for nearly 2 weeks (an anxiety medication).

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Old 04-30-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: Blood in Ear?

I would see an ENT for sure. He or she can tell you if you have a cut in your ear and also help with the sinus headaches. Never use tissue to clean your ears, the fluff can lodge itself inside your eardrum. My doctor told me, just use a washcloth, that's it. Never q-tips for sure.

Old 04-30-2006, 02:15 PM   #3
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Re: Blood in Ear?

P.S. Oh yes, don't dig - clean your ears gently - never sticking anything inside.

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