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What happens if you have a cyst in your earlobe

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Have it examined: A cyst will feel like a moveable ball. They can form from piercing and they can also get infected. You should not get another piercing until it is exa... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Commonly tender : Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse.
A male asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Possible infection: Cysts are benign. However, they can get infected and they can increase in size. If pain, one would think in terms of infection. If not pain then non-i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tucker
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Infection: It can get bigger and become painful. There is also a chance that a cyst could get infected and the removing it can become a bigger problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Ball in ear: This could be a keloid or like you said a cyst. See a surgeon.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: It could have been a lymph node, but it is much more likely that it was a cyst. Even if it were a node, squeezing won't kill you, but squeezing anyth... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
May stay: These cysts are common and usually can stay w/o any tx. Occasionally, they may enlarge and become irritated and infected. Quite often piercings may ca... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: A sebaceous cyst does not go away on its own. You need a minor surgery.
A male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutel... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
NO: Most likely you have infected cyst , if you get it drained ( I&D) you will get quicker relief from pain and less scar formation on your ear... Read More

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