2 years

Sharp Pain In Ear and Discomfort

Hi! I am 22 years old and a female. My left ear has been hurting for a few days. It’s painful even when I’m not doing anything and when I press onto it, pull my ear or sleep on the side of that ear, it hurts even more. I think the location of the pain is at the ear canal but I’m not too sure. I have no other symptoms beside this. In addition, it feels like there’s a bit of liquid in the ear and sometimes I feel like my ear is a bit hot at the moment. To test if there’s liquid, an hour ago I placed a cotton swab into the ear and there was some blood. I don’t know what to do. Can you please advise me on this?

Hello, thank you for your enquiry.

For your information, the symptoms you having such as ear pain, discharge from ear and so on may have several causes. For example:

  • Impacted ear wax or foreign bodies
  • Otitis externa (ear canal inflammation may due to infection or irritation)
  • Acute otitis media (middle ear inflammation)
  • Secretory otitis media
  • Tympanic membrane infection or perforation (eardrum injury)

To find out the cause and diagnosis for your case, a more detailed history is needed, as well as a proper clinical examinations and relevant investigations. Therefore, you need to refer this problem to your doctor as soon as possible for further information, then only a proper treatment plan can be given.

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