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I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?

 I was hit on my face and have a swollen ear lobe and tenderness around the ear . The swollen ear lobe is long, thick and floppy . Is this permanent?

Hematoma: You could have a hematoma..(collection of blood/bruise)in the soft tissue of the ear lobe. This is very common and if it occurs frequently (as in Boxers) so called "Cauliflower ear" may develop. A single episode is unlikely to produce any permanent changes however! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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My 6 yrs daughter has swallowed ear lobe after 1 week of ear piercing which is tender to touch. what to do. please help?

My 6 yrs daughter has swallowed ear lobe after 1 week of ear piercing which is tender to touch. what to do. please help?

Worrisome: Sometimes frequent cleaning of the site with peroxide followed by effective drying can reduce the localized infection.You may need to remove the post for this to settle down, but the healing process will seal the hole and you start over later. It's important to keep on top of this since the germs can actually get into ear cartilage and deform the ear.If it doesn't improve quickly, have her seen. ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil?   Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease ) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day.If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more

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Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Cyst: This bump is probably an uninflamed cyst....However, you should have it verified by a dermatologist.You may or may not want to have it surgically removed. You want to be sure that is all it is. Depending on the size and if it's growing you may decide to remove it. ...Read more

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I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

Possible lymph node: Yes it could be a lymph node that is swollen or even a small sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve on its own you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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0800 neck tender to touch or turn under lobes to base of neck only, has gotten worse all day, no cough or sore throat. Ears started hurting 1600.

0800 neck tender to touch or turn under lobes to base of neck only, has gotten worse all day, no cough or sore throat. Ears started hurting 1600.

External otitis : See an ENT on monday to get the ear checked. If it hurts to pull on the ear you will need to get the ear cleaned out and ear drops. If the canal of the ear is inflamed too much, you will need some temporary packing. You will also need good pain medication as this is very painful. Good luck. See the ear nose and throat doc asap. ...Read more

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urinating dark brown for about 3 weeks now and now I have a very hard tender pea Size lump knot behind my right ear lobe 2 cm in towaRds my spine?

 urinating dark brown for about 3 weeks now and now I have a very hard tender pea Size lump knot behind my right ear lobe 2 cm in  towaRds my spine?

Dark brown urine: is probably blood or bile, and not related to your ear mass. Either blood or bile in urine is abnormal, and could be related to SERIOUS kidney or liver disease. Get to a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more