Is slight bleeding from the ear with prior tinnitus a problem?

Yes, slight bleeding from the ear with prior tinnitus a problem. Bleeding from the ear is caused due to injury and also other reasons. That cause tinnitus and hearing loss. If you are suffering from painful bleeding in the ear. Immediately visit hearing care professional for treatment. There is some condition which is associated with bleeding and cause of tinnitus.

Types of Tinnitus

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Subjective tinnitus

In more than 75% disorders related to the ear, tinnitus is included as a symptom and people who have hearing loss, regardless of cause, often develop tinnitus.  The most common causes include

  • Exposure to loud noise or explosion (acoustic trauma)
  • Aging (presbycusis)
  • Some medicines that damage the ear (ototoxic drugs)
  • Meniere disease

Objective tinnitus

Purpose Tinnitus usually involves noise from the blood vessels near the ear. In such cases, the sound comes with each beat of the pulse (pulsatile). Causes include

  • Turbulent flow through the carotid artery or throat vein
  • Some middle ear tumors which are rich in blood vessels
  • Peritoneal blood vessels of the membrane covering the brain


There are a number of causes that can lead to the bleeding from our ear. Some of the causes are

EarDrum Torn

A tear or cut in your eardrum can cause side effects like:

  • Agony or distress in the ear
  • Hearing misfortune
  • Ringing in the ear
  • A spin sensation (vertigo)
  • Sickness or regurgitating brought about by the vertigo

Infection in Ear

  • Pain in the ear.
  • Fever.
  • Sleep-Deprived.
  • Balance Problems.

Damage to Ear Drum via object

  • Pain and pressure.
  • Discharge of fluids.
  • Dizziness.
  • Hearing Loss


Barotrauma can cause due to alteration in the altitude. The atmospheric pressure is not similar in the altitudes. Thus, this cause bleeding from the ear.

  • Pain and pressure in the ear.
  • Dizziness.
  • Tinnitus.

A condition associated with bleeding in the ear:

  • Ear canal infection: A infection in-ear canal cause pain in the ear and also itching, decreasing hearing, drainage and many other problems in the ear.
  • Poking ear derm: A people use an external object such as cotton swap and many other substances that damage eardrum and cause bleeding.
  • Pressure changes: If the pressure inside the ear or outside ear the is not stable. Then it causes damage and produces painful symptoms like bleeding.
  • Head injury: A severe head injury can damage your eardrum that causes tinnitus and hearing loss. You need to immediately consult with ENT specialist when you have any type of head injury.
  • Acoustic trauma: A sudden explosion and also loud music or any other loud noise can damage your hearing and cause hearing loss and tinnitus.


When you have ear bleeding visit your doctor as soon as possible. Firstly your doctor will evaluate your ears, head, neck, and throat. Your doctor will ask about the incident. From when bleeding is occurring? And many more things.

Your doctor may suggest you for X-ray or MRI if there is a serious issue. Otoscopy test can be done to look inside your ear so that damage can be noticed. Several lab tests to monitor your condition is evaluated.

Treatment by doctor

For treating tinnitus, generally, the doctor first tries to identify any underlying condition that can be associated with symptoms. If the health condition is the reason for causing tinnitus,  maybe your doctor is able to take steps that can help you out. Examples include:

Wax removal from the ear- Removing impacted earwax can be the first step taken by the doctor for improving your condition.

Treatment of blood vessels- Underlying any vascular conditions may require some kind of medication, surgery or any other treatment for addressing the problem.

Change in medication- If a medication you’re taking appears that they are the only cause of tinnitus and ear bleeding, your doctor can recommend you to stop taking that drug or switch to a different medication.

Antibiotics: Antibiotics can treat ear-bleeding when prescribed by doctors. However, all ear infections and damage cannot be cured with antibiotics.

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