Thanks for your question
It sounds like you really have been battling with your left ear for a while!
I am so glad that you went to a doctor who actually had a look in your ear, physically removed the wax that was there and was then able to see your eardrum. Often if earwax has been blocking one's ear for a while there can be an infection of some sort behind it.
I would definitely recommend that you follow the doctor's instructions and return to see him after the 7 days have passed. Holes in the eardrum can sometimes heal by themselves. If it doesn't, you may need to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, but don't worry, your doctor should be able to tell you if this is necessary or not. In the meantime, I would be very careful not to insert anything too deep into your ear and I would also make sure that water does not get into your ear. Bath rather than shower and try to avoid swimming. If you have to get your head wet then get some earplugs that seal your ear canal so that no water can get to your eardrum.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.