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A 24-year-old female asked:

Does it hurt getting your ear hole sewed? one hole was pierced lower than the other one it's nearly at the bottom of my lobe. sewing pain? anaesthesia

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Have you been: evaluated yet to see if surgical correction is indicated ? If hole is small then incision made may cause may of a scar then the current piercing hole. Local would be used.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Slot ear repair: Slot ear repair is performed in the office under local anaesthesia. It is not a painful procedure. The previous hole is excised and the edges are sewn together to close the hole.

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