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what happens if you have a cyst in your earlobe

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience Family Medicine
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
43 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Tucker
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
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.
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A 50-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 30-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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A sebaceous cyst does not go away on its own. You need a minor surgery.
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A male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
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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Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Infection: Apply antibiotic ointment under a bandaid. If the area gets red or tender, please see your doctor.

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