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Ear Stretching Gauges
I'm thinking about stretching my ears, but I don't know what size to start out with. Would it be bad if I started out with an 8 gauge?
Not healthy: I will start by asking you to consider gauging in the context of the health problems that can result from gauging. A 16-gauge or 18-gauge needle is often used for an initial piercing for ear gauging. Read more
Should I go in to a doctor if my lymph nodes behind my ears have been swollen for two weeks after gauging one size up? (ear stretching)
Up to you: If you're comfortable with what you're doing and the lymph node size is stable and under 2 cm, yuo probably don't have to go. Read more
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Yes: That is quite possible - especially if you quickly jumped up in size. Read more
Do you mean: Putting in increasingly larger guages? Or, just pulling on the ear/lobe to vent tension? The former is a fashion statement, similar to what the Ubangi's do with their lips, while the latter is tension release. Either can be compulsive but neither is usually thought of as an addiction Read more
Ear swelling: May be a normal response. But need more information to answer this question. Read more
Stretching ears.: I do not know what stretching your ears means. Are you putting weights on them so they hang down? Or what? Read more
What to do if I got my ear pierced 3 weeks ago now, I was just wondering, when can I start stretching my ear lobe?
Not for quite a: While - Let your piercings heal. BE PATIENT OR YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS!! Read more
What to do about my scar tissue and somewhat of a cat butt preventing me from stretching my ears. Help!!?
Question: I cannot make sense of this question. Please talk to your Dr. Read more
Ear stretching bleeding 19mm puss swollen painful and im scared its happened before n just gone away but for some reason I am concerned now?
When I open and close my mouth, I can hear like an elastic stretching sound in my left ear, there's no pain just very irritating, any advise?
I have a tight, stiff, pulling pain on the left side of my neck. It causes my jaw to click and my ear to pop on that side. Massaging, rubbing, stretching it makes it more irritated. What could it be?
Small lump in ear lobe close to head, currently getting headaches everyday and feeling dizzy occasionally. Is this connected to me stretching my ears?
Stretching ears, made the hole bleed 2 days ago. Today it seems infected. Earlobe is huge and the lymph node and inside ear hurt. Read mupirocin helps?
You need prompt: Medical care. This is one I wouldn't try to nurse by yourself at home. Please get this treated. Take care. Read more
Can you get ear & jaw pain from continuously stretching your mouth wide? Doc said tmj. Taking 400 mg motrin not helping. Achey pain. Spasms?
Yes, overstretching: Can cause tmj/tmd. Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Tmd can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and those emanating from the tmj. Earache and is a common symptom due to the close location to tmj. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for a consult. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have pulsitile that comes and goes in my left ear. I hear it most when stretching my neck. I've had normal a brain and cervical mri. Any other tests?
Blood pressure cuff: You need to get your blood pressure checked, especially at the moment when you feel the symptoms. The most common cause of a "pulsing" sensation in the ears is hypertension (high Blood Pressure). You don't need "tests" like an MRI or CT scan to diagnose them - only rarely does anything show up on those scans for this symptom. Talk to your doctor. Good luck & thanks for using HealthTap. Read more