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Ok..about 2 nights ago i was cleaning my ears, and some how i pushed the Qtip in too hurt mean it really hurt...i thought i would be fine..but then during school the next day my ear itched and i went to scratch it and i found dry blood in my ear..ok i knew it wasn't good from the begining of it..but just ignored it..then last night i cleaned my ear and it had not alot..but enough of dry blood on the Qtips to know that it was not good...i've already ruled out that i did not do anything to my ear drum...because i can hear out of that ear perfectly fine...but i'm kinda worried..cause my uncle..who is trained or whatever in some kinda medical business told me (cause i asked him) that it was rare for my ear to of bleed from a this got me worried even more....i want to get a check up from the doctors..i really really really do...but my parents..they don't care...they tell me there sry..and "your fine" but they don't really know could be really bad..and it couldn't..

but my parents won't even take me to get it checked..i know we are having some money problems right now....because of a stupid coffee shop my mom opened and all this other crud..but they can't even take me to get it looked at...i feel they don't care about me..if something were really wrong and i knew if something were to happen to my appendix..they wouldn't believe me...they would say.."we're will go away soon". so i would sit there and die..all because they don't know how to take me to the doctors to get it checked when i'm serious..but anyways..sry for that destraction..

but yeah..does anyone know how to help me w/ my ear..i can hear, i don't have a head ache..and it doesn't hurt as much anymore..but i'm stilled concerned cause it bleed..and my uncle said it was rare..and i think its can anyone help w/ this problem i have?

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You simply HAVE to go see a doctor. You do.

If your parents will not take you, go to the ER yourself.

Heather Corinna
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Hey..i persuaded my mom to atleast call the doctors to see what is up w/ it..they told me to come in today..and i did..but i just did something to my ear canal..nothing to serious..i'm glad my mom took me and all..cause i was still worried about it, just cause thats how i am..but i felt bad, because my mom took me there and payed 54 dollors just for them to tell me that and that i was going to be fine..i made me feel really really bad, cause i know she didn't want to take me or pay for that, the only good thing about me going is that she got to go and get some anti-biotics for her very bad sinus effection or whatever it is..she has felt very bad for the last couple of days..she lept all day today..but i'm just posting to say that everything is ok w/ my ear, and that now i feal bad
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Hey, no, don't feel bad, you were lucky! If something had been seriously wrong and had gone untreated, think how much worse you'd feel.


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Isn't it better to go to the doctor and have them tell you it's no big deal than to not go and discover that something serious is wrong once it's too late to do anything about it? Yes, health care costs money. But staying healthy is what's important...and especially with something as important as your hearing, you've gotta bite the bullet and take care of it.

Feel better soon!

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And the extended mega-mix version of the moral of this story is:
don't use a Q-tip for cleaning out your ears.

Seriously. My doctor told me, after a particularly grueling ear-flushing session, that I should use Q-tips for all kinds of things, like cleaning my laptop after I spill Dr Pepper in it, but NOT for cleaning out ears.

Your ears clean themselves. If you have earwax where you can see it, use a warm washcloth after you shower (loosens stuff up) and clean around the outside. You should never put anything smaller than your thumb in your ear canal.

Laurel Lemming
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