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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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Little bump inside my earlobe been there forever. Is this bad?

Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
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Little bump inside my earlobe been there forever. Is this bad?

Cyst?: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. It is not something to worry about in general. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. You should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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I have a bump inside my earlobe and it is painful when It gets touched and has been there for several weeks what should I do?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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I have a bump inside my earlobe and it is painful when It gets touched and has been there for several weeks what should I do?

See a dermatologist: Probably an inflamed acne cyst which will subside after an injection of a small amount if triamcinolone. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What can I do for a painless bump inside earlobe?

Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What can I do for a painless bump inside earlobe?

Cyst?: This may be a cyst and commonly from ear piercing. .Could have your primary care doctor check it. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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Why do I get these pimply like bumps on my earlobes? Its more inside the earlobe like a pimple but they hurt if I try to bust them.

Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
23 years in practice
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Why do I get these pimply  like bumps on my earlobes? Its more inside the earlobe like a pimple but they hurt if I try to bust them.

Hmm....: Best to have your physician eyeball them; always hard to diagnose lesions/moles/etc. Through cyberspace as there is no direct visualization. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I feel a small bump inside my neck right below my right earlobe what could it be? Thyroid cancer?

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I feel a small bump inside my neck right below my right earlobe what could it be? Thyroid cancer?

Not likely: The area below your right earlobe is more likely to have a lymph node. The thyroid is more toward the center of the front of the neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
21 years in practice
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Bump in my earlobe that is right next to my first piercing. I'm not sure if it's a keloid or not because it's actually inside my ear?

Dr. Patrick Abuzeni
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
21 years in practice
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Probably not: Difficult to say without examining you. It is however unlikely to be a keloid from your description. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Hard bump on earlobe, what is wrong?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Hard bump on earlobe, what is wrong?

One possibility: Is a cyst. Have your dermatologist evaluate it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
19 years in practice
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Should I get this bump on my earlobe checked out?

Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
19 years in practice
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Should I get this bump on my earlobe checked out?

Yes: Although most bumps will turn out to be nothing (a skin cyst, a keloid, a pimple), you can also have more serious problems such as skin cancers. So when in doubt, get it checked. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sherris
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
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I have a bump on the back of my earlobe.I just got it repeirced 6 weeks ago.

Dr. David Sherris
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
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I have a bump on the back of my earlobe.I just got it repeirced 6 weeks ago.

See doctor: See your doctor to make sure you do not have an infection or keloid. ...Read more

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Dr. John McMahan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
43 years in practice
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I've noticed a bump feeling in my left earlobe. It never hurt but i'm curious what it is. I've noticed it before but pretty sure it went away before?

Dr. John McMahan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
43 years in practice
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I've noticed a bump feeling in my left earlobe. It never hurt but i'm curious what it is. I've noticed it before but pretty sure it went away before?

Earlobe bump: If your ears are pierced, this could be a cyst - see an ENT doc to sort it out . Some of these cysts need to be removed and the ear love re-pierced. ...Read more

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