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What could this painful lump behind my earlobe be?

What could this painful lump behind my earlobe be?

Clogged pore: Your ear lobe has sebaceous glands like most areas of the skin. This can be clogged and become inflamed as a result. This causes it to become swollen and can be painful. ...Read more

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19 yr old daughter has a painful lump inside her earlobe. It feels like a little ball and very painful when touched. Can't be moved, feels hard.

Lump: She may have a granuloma or bump secondary to having had infected ear ring site. The resulting healing process resulted in a lump of scar tissue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful, itchy, white bleeding lump behind earlobe piercing?

How long since pierc: You will want to see a DR, preferably a dermatologist. You may need to stop using anything in it. A common cause for this is the use of an ointment which causes an allergic or irritant reaction. AVOID bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic, peroxide, tea tree oil as these are common causes for what you describe. Water (shower) is good for this. ...Read more

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I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?

I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?

Infected Cyst: This is likely an infected inclusion cyst in your earlobe. It needs to be drained. Therefore you need to be seen by a physician to be treated. Do not try to pop it on your own. ...Read more

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Have a hard lump the size of a small marble in my earlobe. painful if you squeeze it n doesn't move. What could it possible be n should I tell my gp?

Have a hard lump the size of a small marble in my earlobe. painful if you squeeze it n doesn't move. What could it possible be n should I tell my gp?

Epidermoid cyst ?: If you have pierced ears and the area of the painful lump is close by, you could have epidermoid cyst. This is caused by implantation of epidermis (skin cells) into the dermis (below the skin level) during ear piercing. They can also be caused by a blocked pore adjacent to the piercing. Cysts can be removed by surgical excision if it is causing significant discomfort. ...Read more

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Every few months I have reoccurring lump in right earlobe.Painful.No piercing.When'dormant'bump still there, no pain .Feels between skins, not visable?

Cysts in earlobes: Earlobes are common places to form cysts. These cysts will occasionally get inflamed, become larger and painful, sometimes coinciding with menstrual periods in women. It's important not to squeeze it so that it won't get more inflamed and/or scarred. Sometimes intralesional injections of cortisone by your dermatologist may help settle the cyst down. If not, it may need to be excised. ...Read more

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Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside. What could this be, a boil?

Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside.  What could this be, a boil?

Ruptured cyst: Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why. ...Read more

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I have a small ear lump on my earlobe in the front. My right ear feels fat and its very painful, escpecially if i put my hand on it. Is this serious?

I have a small ear lump on my earlobe in the front. My right ear feels fat and its very painful, escpecially if i put my hand on it. Is this serious?

Perinidal Abscess: i small lump in front of the ear may represent a perinidal sinus. It is possible for these to become infected and swollen. These sometimes need to be drained and be treated with antibiotics. All the best and be evaluated soon. ...Read more