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Saturday, July 24, 2010 rebecca, Community Member, asks

Q: What condition causes ear pain after being hit in ear? any cures?

My husband had a family reunion last sunday. It's now Saturday and the pain has gotten worse. He said it started hurting after a game of football where he received an elbow to the ear. A few days later we then went swimming and it said it still hadn't stopped hurting. Then both yesterday and today he said the pain seems to being getting worse.

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
7/26/10 8:55am

There are a number of possible injuries that could result from a blow to the ear, including a tear in the eardrum, dislocation of the tiny bones in the middle ear, or damage to the inner ear.  If your husband's ear has been hurting for a week and is getting worse, he really should see a doctor as soon as possible. 

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By rebecca, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 07/24/10