Ear Drum Perforation

Perforated eardrum doctor Pembroke Pines Florida

Perforated Eardrums

The eardrum is a thin membrane that separates the ear canal and the middle ear. A hole, rupture or perforation in this area is called a perforated eardrum. Doctors often use the medical term for eardrum – tympanic membrane and thus officially call this condition a perforated tympanic membrane. ENT doctors like Dr. Contrucci in Pembroke Pines treat this condition routinely. Call us if you would like to learn about treatments at (954) 437-5333.

The middle ear is connected to the nose by the eustachian tube, which equalizes pressure in the middle ear. A perforated eardrum is often accompanied by decreased hearing and occasional discharge. It can also lead to ear infections. Pain is usually not persistent.

This condition is caused by any of the following:

  • direct force to the ear
  • infection
  • scuba dives
  • airplane flights
  • Getting hit in the ear
  • high altitude driving
  • shock waves
  • sports injury
  • falling on your ear
  • car accidents
  • inserting objects in the ear
  • an extremely loud noise

So if you have the following symptoms, pain of increasing and decreasing intensity, bloody watery or pus filled fluid or tinnitus, you may be experiencing the symptoms of a perforated eardrum.

ENT Dr. Robert Contrucci treats patients in Davie, Plantation, Pembroke Pines and surrounding communities in South Florida with this condition from his medical office in Pembroke Pines, Florida.