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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, and pain.
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I have woken up with fluid in my right ear, but have no

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Hello. I have woken up with fluid in my right ear, but have no other symptoms. I did have a sharp pain inside the same ear before going to bed a few hours ago, but it doesn’t really hurt now. Should I be worried?
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
What do you mean by fluid in the ear?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
It’s wet inside
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I had something similar when I burst my ear drum years ago but that was really painful and there doesn’t seem to be any pain currently
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

You may have an external canal infection

If this continues for another day you should see a doctor to see if you need antibiotic ear drops

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Does it always mean a burst ear drum? Or can I have fluid there without a damaged ear drum?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 16 days ago.

It most likely isn't a burst ear drum