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Bleeding from ear Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bleeding from ear. 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 by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. Has there been any trauma to ear?

    Why: e.g. penetrating injury, direct blow, loud noise, pressure changes - may suggest ear drum perforation or canal trauma.

  2. Have you been cleaning your ears out with any foreign object?

    Why: may have caused ear canal trauma or accidental foreign body.

  3. Has there been a recent head injury?

    Why: at risk of basal skull fracture which can cause bloody discharge from ear.

  4. Past medical history?

    Why: e.g. bleeding disorder, recurrent ear infections.

  5. Family history?

    Why: of bleeding disorder.

  6. Ear pain

    Why: may suggest ear infection, boil, cholesteatoma, foreign body, ear canal injury.

  7. Ear discharge e.g. pus, mucous or clear

    Why: may suggest ear infection, cholesteatoma, foreign body.

  8. Fever?

    Why: may suggest ear infection.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Bleeding from ear:

The following list of conditions have 'Bleeding from ear' 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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