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perforated eardrum
 

A ruptured or perforated eardrum is an opening in the eardrum, also called the tympanic membrane.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

 

  • drainage from the ear
  • ear noise or buzzing
  • earache
  • hearing loss in the affected ear
 
Causes

Causes may include:

 

  • direct injury
  • trauma from pressure
  • inserting cotton-tipped swabs into the ear
  • foreign objects in the ear
  • ear infections
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 

  • medication

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