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Ear discharge

Ear discharge: Introduction

Ear discharge: Discharge of fluid from the ear. See detailed information below for a list of 28 causes of Ear discharge, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ear discharge:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ear discharge. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Ear discharge

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Causes of Types of Ear discharge:

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Ear discharge: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ear discharge, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ear discharge Treatments

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Stories from Users for Ear discharge

Real-life user stories relating to Ear discharge:

Message Boards for Ear discharge

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Ear discharge or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Ear discharge:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Ear discharge. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Manipulate the pinna to establish if this aggravates the pain - would suggest otitis externa.
    • Examine for enlargement of the local lymph nodes
    • Examine the nature of the ear discharge
  • more tests...»

Ear discharge: Animations

Ear discharge: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ear discharge may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ear discharge

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ear discharge. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Ear discharge: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Ear discharge

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Ear discharge: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Ear discharge listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Ear discharge as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Ear discharge:

The list of organs typically affected by Ear discharge may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ear discharge

The list below shows some of the causes of Ear discharge mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ear discharge?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ear discharge. Of the 28 causes of Ear discharge that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 28 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ear discharge:

The following list of conditions have 'Ear discharge' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Ear discharge:

The following list of medical conditions have Ear discharge or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ear discharge?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ear discharge, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

What are the alternative names for Ear discharge:

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Classifications of Ear discharge:

Subtypes of Ear discharge:

Bleeding from ear (24 causes), Otorrhea (18 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Ear discharge:

Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Discharge (773 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

Symptoms related to Ear discharge:

Earache (162 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Discharge (773 causes), Ear pain (66 causes), Ruptured eardrum, Ear wax, Ear infection (83 causes), Otitis externa (10 causes), Swimmer's ear, Otitis media, Chronic otitis media, Cholesteatoma, Ear polyp

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ear discharge

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