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Viral ear infection or Bruised ear drum?

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  • Posted By: Scarfac3
  • November 8, 2008
  • 01:06 AM

So i went to the emergency room just to have my ear checked out by a doctor. Nothing too severe but just my hearing in my left ear seemed to be a bit off off compared to my right ear, and i was feeling some dull aching, and sensitivity to loud sounds. No ringing or feeling that sound is being muffled. For example my right ear is hearing everything @ 100% and my left @ like 80%
The doctors looked in left ear with the Otoscope and saw some fluids with a slightly swollen membrane tube. They (2 doctors) asked if i was sick and i just said nothing but a runny nose here and there. So they just said it could be related to a viral infection i could be having. They checked if my lymph nodes were sore or anything and they are a bit.
Told me to take some decongestants advil etc fora couple days. If it gets worse or doesnt seem to be gettin better i go see my GP.
Would they have been able to see my eardrum looking in there? and tell if was bruised or anything was wrong with it. I forgot to ask them.
They already asked me a bunch of questions like if i hear ringing, having any pain, discharge from ear, and i dont have any of those.
Appreciate any help/opinions

I also forgot to mention couple days ago i had a painful aching feeling in my left ear or by it. I went to my GP and she said it was TMJ, i was having troble chewing food etc cause it hurt. Couple days later it went away.
Could this be related?

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  • Have your doctor check to see if your saliva glands are impacted or infected. This would give you not only swelling in your glands under you jaw but would also cause pain in the jaw. If the saliva glands are infected it may have caused a secondary infection in the tubes leading from your throat to your ear. Most likely infected by sleeping on that side at night.
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    • November 12, 2008
    • 07:51 PM
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