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    Bleeding from ear?
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    KatHowe0408 posted:
    My boyfriend was cleaning his ears tonight and after removing a disturbing amount of wax from one ear be removed a small amount of dried blood from the opposite ear. I personally think he just irritated a spot that may have already been irritated, but should I be more worried than I am and should I take him to the hospital?
     
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    Hospital? No. There is really nothing in your posting that would indicate the need to go to a hospital. If you want to do something, throw away those Q-tips and he won't damage his ear next time.

    Obviously, I have no way to look inside your boyfriend's ear to find the source of the blood. A tiny amount is probably from the ear canal (like you suspected); a larger amount of blood could come from a ruptured eardrum caused by the Qtip. Assuming he is not in pain or having any more bleeding, I think it would be fine to just let it be for now.


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