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i was wondering bout what happen to my ear i already suspected that it was an ear cancer.. cause it almost 3 mos. since my ear is still aching. and it discharge of yellowish thick fluid and also with blood.. but its not smelly unlike the media otitis.. its very painful my neck and my head was connected in pain. I'd been in some physician and they gave me the same medicine like aplosyn(eardrops) and amoclav(antibiotic) but those medicine doesnt help. I do already command whats phycisian said like put eardrops at least 5 drops in my ear for every 30 min. and take the amoclav 3 times a day. but still there is no cure. pls help i need to know what is the right and effective medicine i should take to ease this suffering of mine.. thanks

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replied May 19th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A12200
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the thick yellowish discharge from ear accompanied with blood.
You seem to be afflicted with acute exacerbation of chronic otitis media which involves a perforation (hole) in the tympanic membrane and active bacterial infection within the middle ear space for several weeks or more. This disease is much more common in persons with poor Eustachian tube function. Hearing impairment often accompanies this disease.
As far as your problem is concerned, you should have a hearing test, tympanometry (a test that measures the pressure in the middle ear) and CT or MRI scan. Treatment depends upon the stage of the disease. Initially, efforts to control the causes of eustachian tube obstruction, such as allergies or other head and neck infectious problems, may prevent progression of chronic otitis media. Uncomplicated chronic ear fluid is treated with antibiotics, steroids, and/or placement of ventilation tubes. If the antibiotics are not helping you then you should opt for other methods after consulting your ENT doctor.
Surgeries to achieve these objectives include tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, or tympanomastoidectomy. The ENT doctor or otologist makes an incision within the ear canal or behind the external ear. Part of the mastoid bone is then drilled away to gain access to the middle ear space. The abnormal tissues are removed. Healing after surgery takes several months. In 90 percent of cases, surgery is successful in repairing the eardrum and a dry, healthy ear results. Hearing improvement is more difficult to predict and varies greatly depending on the severity of the disease, including the presence of cholesteatoma, ossicular erosion, mastoid disease, and eustachian tube function.
You must consult your ENT doctor for thorough evaluation and diagnosis as the same cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.

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