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Blood started coming out of my ear about 3 hours ago. I have

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Blood started coming out of my ear about 3 hours ago. I have no pain. It's small amount but hasn't stopped. Should I go to the emergency room or can this wait until the morning to see my regular doctor?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 6 years ago.
Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

Hello, Welcome to JustAnswer, It will be a pleasure to try and help with your concerns.

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

Is this fresh red blood or mixed wiht any discharge / dark blood ?

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

do you have a cold / hearing issues ?

Customer:

fresh blood, bright red. no hearing issues and no cold

Customer:

I was bending and reaching, taking decorations off the Christmas tree when it started.

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

ok

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

any previous vertigo / hearing issues ?

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

giddiness ?

Customer:

no hearing issues. minor, momentary vertigo occasionally

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

ok

Customer:

I do have high blood pressure but it's well controlled with medication

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

well .. with your history of a mild vertigo and this fresh blood ..

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

i would advise you to go to the er to look for a cause of bleeding

Customer:

thank you.

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

some vascular tumors like Glomus Jugulare and Glomus Tympanicum .. over grown blood capillaries near the ear can present as fresh bleeding

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

this needs ot be ruled out

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

this can be something simple like pressuretrauma caused by bending etc

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

I always advise to play it safe and get this examined

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

as soon as possible

Dr.Saurabh Joshi :

I hope you understand, wishing you the best, ***** *****

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