What Causes Ear Bleeding?

What Causes Ear Bleeding?
Published on, 23 January, 2024. Answered by Dr. Mohammad Nawaf Alhamed and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I noticed bleeding from my ear, and despite waiting for two hours, the bleeding persists What could be the cause, and what should I do?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Trauma or Injury:

1.Physical injury to the ear canal or eardrum could lead to bleeding.

2.Inserting objects, like earbuds, may cause abrasions or damage.


Infection or Inflammation:

1.Infections in the ear, such as otitis externa, might cause irritation and bleeding.

2.Inflammatory conditions can also contribute to bleeding.


Cease Ear Cleaning:

1.Avoid inserting anything into the ear to prevent further damage.

2.Refrain from attempting to clean the ear until seen by a medical professional.



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