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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have a ball in my pierced earlobe how do i get rid of it? my ear's have been pierced for over 40 years.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Keloid?: It sounds like a keloid, which is a hyperactive scar. Ears are common places for them, but any wound will do it. Plastic surgery is needed, but may result in another forming.
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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Surgery, easy: This may be a keloid, or just scar tissue. It is a simple operation for a facial plastic surgeon, or general plastic surgeon to remove it.
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Last updated Mar 8, 2015

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