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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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