Symptoms of ruptured eardrum

POSTED: 01:20 PM CST Jan 13, 2014    UPDATED: 02:48 PM CST Jan 30, 2014 

By Mayo Clinic News Network

Signs and symptoms of a ruptured eardrum may include:

When to see a doctor

Call your doctor if you experience any of the signs or symptoms of a ruptured or perforated eardrum or pain or discomfort in your ears. Your middle and inner ears are composed of delicate mechanisms that are sensitive to injury or disease. Prompt and appropriate treatment is important to preserve your hearing.