I thought my ear was full of wax. The Q tip came out with blood on it. There is no pain. Do I need to see a doctor?
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In the absence of pain, you did not puncture your ear drum. The skin of the ear canal is fragile and bleeds relatively easily. That said, you should never insert Q-tips into your ear canals, and you do need to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to carefully clean and assess your ear and perceived hearing loss.
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Sounds like an abrasion of the ear canal skin with the Q tip. Q tips are not as soft as they may seem and the ear canal skin near the eardrum is the thinnest and most fragile skin on the human body. I believe your family doctor should be able to take care of this problem before seeing an ENT specialist.