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Old 01-06-2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Ear bleeding: unexplained

I recently went to the hospital because my ear was bleeding.

The doctor told me there was much blood in the ear. He said there was no external or internal otitis and no inflamation and no injury in the ear. So my ear was healthy except for the blood. The doc asked many times if I fell or struck hardly my head. He insisted on that question. I answered: "No. There's no question about that...". The doc finally concluded that I may have hurt my ear by putting a finger deeply inside it. I never do such a thing (?!). I didn't understand because he previously said there was no injury in the ear. He gave me a paper and sent me tot the drugstore.

But the phamacist refused to gave me the drug. It was a liquid antibiotic that you put in the ear. She said there was no reason to take such a powerfull antibiotic if there's no sign of otitis. She didn't like the fact that there was "cortisol" in this drug (or is it "cortisone" ?) . She was also wondering why the doctor chose a so expensive drug. The pharmacist gave me a less powerfull and less expensive antibiotic.

I took the antibiotic only 2 days... It seems to me there's no reason to take it because I never felt any pain in my ear and I don't have an otitis...

Am I wrong to think it's strange and abnormal to bleed from the ear? I'm a little anxious 'cause it wasn't explained (I mean: I still don't know why it happened)...

Do you think I should see an another doctor?

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Old 01-06-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: Ear bleeding: unexplained

Two things here , if you still feel any pain and/or bleeding yes i'd see another DR and see about X-rays and/or Cat Scans. Secondly only taking Antibiotics 2 days and not taking the full prescribed coarse will make germs more Drug resistant !! later !!
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:55 AM   #3
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Re: Ear bleeding: unexplained

This whole episode is really kind of bizarre.did this bleeding actually come from deep INSIDE the it just kind of drained out or something?was this bright red blood or did it look kind of like 'watered down"?to have spontaneous bleeding from anywhere without any sort of trauma could indicate any number of medical problems,especially when it comes out of your ear like that.this really DOES need to be looked into a bit further to find the actual reason for this type of a sudden bleed.I think your doc was so clueless as to why this was happening that he did not want to admit that he did not have a clue so he brushed you off with some totally uneeded anti Bs.your pharmasict was right in questioning this docs Rxing practices,really.just because I don't know,I will throw some anti biotics at it.way to go doc!please see another doc about this.This would in no way be considered 'normal" to just have happen like it did and does need further evaluation possibly by a good ear nose and throat doc,or ENT specialist.really,I would not just blow this does need to be looked into.If I suddenly started bleeding from any part of my body for no good reason,you can bet I would be demanding answers from someone,and soon.Please get this checked out and then let us know what you find out.this is not normal.**
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Old 01-07-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Re: Ear bleeding: unexplained

It seemed to come from deep inside the ear. I got much coagulated blood deep inside.

Yes it just suddenly drained out from my ear. Very spontaneous! What hapened is that I suddenly became deaf from this ear, then there was blood getting out of my ear.

It wasn't blood mixed with water or something else : it was clearly blood. Red bright...
I wonder if I badly expressed myself : I never felt pain in my ear.

Thank you for your advice.
I have to see my doctor in 10 days. I'll talk about that. I'll ask to see a ear specialist.

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Old 01-07-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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Re: Ear bleeding: unexplained

I was just reading that blood coming from the ear is usually a sign of the eardrum rupturing and that an infection can cause it to rupture. You should keep taking the antibiotics to get rid of the infection in case it is that and obviously something is injured in there and the antibiotics will prevent any infection if there isn't already one going on.

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