Top
30
Doctor insights on: Protruding Ears

Share
Dr. Minas Constantinides
19 doctors shared insights

Protruding Ears (Overview)

Protruding ears otapostasis = prominent ear.


1

1
What physical damage could protruding ears possibly have on the individual?

What physical damage could protruding ears possibly have on the individual?

No physical effect: Prominent ears, also known as "bat-ears" is a congenital condition, with some genetic effect, that leads to a perception of being different, often by others, rather than the individual. The damage from this condition is not physical but rather emotional. Children can be ridiculed and sometimes assigned a level of immaturity or low intellect. Corrective surgery can be done, but is cosmetic. ...Read more

Dr. Minas Constantinides
19 doctors shared insights

Protruding Ears (Overview)

Protruding ears otapostasis = prominent ear.


2

2
Is otoplasty a permanent solution for protruding ears? I've heard that ears keep growing your whole life. Does that mean that even if I have otoplasty now, my ears might end up looking the same again in a few years? .

Is otoplasty a permanent solution for protruding ears? I've heard that ears keep growing your whole life. Does that mean that even if I have otoplasty now, my ears might end up looking the same again in a few years?
.

I : I have yet to see a patient grow out of an otoplasty result. Generally the cartilage in the ears does not grow after your early 20s. What may change is the soft tissue covering the cartilaginous skeleton. There are several techniques, but when you have an otoplasty done the cartilaginous skeleton is sculptured and repositioned then the soft tissue is trimmed and re-draped. The good news is that no matter how esthetically pleasing somebody appears, they are not perfectly symmetrically. ...Read more

3

3
Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use acetaminophen or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
6

6
Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
Once
Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
Once
See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
Once
7

7
What physical damage could protruding ears possibly have on the individual?

No physical effect: Prominent ears, also known as "bat-ears" is a congenital condition, with some genetic effect, that leads to a perception of being different, often by others, rather than the individual. The damage from this condition is not physical but rather emotional. Children can be ridiculed and sometimes assigned a level of immaturity or low intellect. Corrective surgery can be done, but is cosmetic. ...Read more

10

10
Can I see a general practitioner about protruding ears?

Can I see a general practitioner about protruding ears?

ENT/facial plastics: You may see a general otolaryngologist, facial plastic surgeon, or a plastic surgeon for protruding ears if you're seeking surgical correction. ...Read more

11

11
Is otoplasty a permanent solution for protruding ears? I've heard that ears keep growing your whole life. Does that mean that even if I have otoplasty now, my ears might end up looking the same again in a few years? .

I : I have yet to see a patient grow out of an otoplasty result. Generally the cartilage in the ears does not grow after your early 20s. What may change is the soft tissue covering the cartilaginous skeleton. There are several techniques, but when you have an otoplasty done the cartilaginous skeleton is sculptured and repositioned then the soft tissue is trimmed and re-draped. The good news is that no matter how esthetically pleasing somebody appears, they are not perfectly symmetrically. ...Read more

13

13
How long is post-surgery recovery for ear surgery for pinning ears? I have been embarrassed about my protruding ears since I was a child and am thinking about having ear surgery to pin them back. I don't want to have a long recovery period though, because

How long is post-surgery recovery for ear surgery for pinning ears? I have been embarrassed about my protruding ears since I was a child and am thinking about having ear surgery to pin them back. I don't want to have a long recovery period though, because

It depends.: It depends on how the surgery is done, and who the surgeon is. We leave the big bandage on for 1-2 nights, and then ask the patient to wear a sports headband for 2 weeks all the time, then another 2-3 weeks just at night. ...Read more

15

15
The underside of the head part of my penis has small white things growing on it, like a lot of protruding dots. Is this serious?

The underside of the head part of my penis has small white things growing on it, like a lot of protruding dots. Is this serious?

May be ...: Those described spots might have been there all your life long and may represent inborn benign pale spots on the sides of frenulum of foreskin. So, you may just watch them for 1-3 months if not hurting but keeping growing in size and number; if not, they may be what I described; if growing, seek pro-evaluation so to decide what they are and how to handle them timely. ...Read more

16

16
My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?

My neck is lordosis and my head is protruding how can I have normal posture. Thank you in advance?

Physical thrapy: Lordosis is normal but poor posture is not. See a physical therapist for exercises to improve posture. ...Read more

17

17
I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a neck injury, which can be quite dangerous (a risk of spinal cord injury). In general, possible spine injury victims should be transported by ambulance on a backboard, wearing a special neck collar. Afterwards, if only a minor sprain or strain, the physiatrist or orthopedic doctor can examine and refer one to physical therapy for help. ...Read more

18

18
My wife has this growth on top of her head which looks as if its brain tissue protruding from a tiny hole in her skull. What is this?

My wife has this growth on top of her head which looks as if its brain tissue protruding from a tiny hole in her skull. What is this?

Mole on scalp: There are some lesions that can be benign that look cerebriform (brain texture-like with folds and crypts) such as moles (nevi), warts (verruca) and seborrheic keratoses. As this is a new lesion, it should be evaluated in-person by a dermatologist. Often biopsies are suggested on new lesions to be sure they are benign. ...Read more

19

19
My husband had a small spot frozen off from his ear lobe. Now there is a white thing sticking out of his ear. He just noticed it. What now?

My husband had a small spot frozen off from his ear lobe. Now there is a white thing sticking out of his ear. He just noticed it. What now?

Consult doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

20

20
Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front. Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad. Only right ear

Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front.  Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad.  Only right ear

This : This may be a dermatitis or an eczematous lesion. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream two to three times a day and monitor for relief. If this does not work and the symptoms persist, schedule a visit with your primary care provider.
Good luck. ...Read more

21

21
5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more

22

22
It feels as if my bone is sticking out behind my ear. Not breaking the skin or anything but a hard bone-like bump and its extremely painful. Any ideas?

It feels as if my bone is sticking out behind my ear. Not breaking the skin or anything but a hard bone-like bump and its extremely painful. Any ideas?

This is the mastoid: The mastoid is part of the temporal bone, It can get infected, which may cause fever and sever pain. Your symptoms may be related to a chronic problem in your ear or mastoid, but could be neurogenic also or not infected. We typically will do a CT of the temporal bones to evaluate this more completely. My recommendation would be to be seen by an ENT doctor about this. ...Read more

24

24
Having extreme pressure in my head and ears. 2 vains one on each side are sticking out and sore? My jaw really tight and popping

Having extreme pressure in my head and ears. 2 vains one on each side are sticking out and sore? My jaw really tight and popping

Please get evaluated: IF you have a severe headache, it may be a simple as allergies and sinus issues, but it could more, please get help to give more information. ...Read more

25

25
I have a vein by my temple that is sticking out. My ear blocked alittle. History migraine, high BP 140/80, anxiety, allergies. Should I be worried??

I have a vein by my temple that is sticking out.  My ear blocked alittle.  History migraine, high BP 140/80, anxiety, allergies.  Should I be worried??

With this collection: Of symptoms and problems it would be a good idea to have a thorough evaluation by a health care provider and to have your BP treated. I do not think you should be worried but you should be appropriately concerned about your health. The enlarged vein could be a sign of a number of different things. Don't wait to be evaluated. ...Read more

27

27
I lifted my arm over my head then felt a pop in my collarbone. The angle is off now and my collarbone is sticking out too much. What happened?

I lifted my arm over my head then felt a pop in my collarbone. The angle is off now and my collarbone is sticking out too much. What happened?

If that is all U did: & there was no prior injury, U may have always had that. Many times people notice some asymmetrical body parts. A separation of the AC joint needs some force, so I doubt U did anything. ...Read more

28

28
I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?

I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?

Normal: It's common to see dissolvable stitches stick it out through the skin. It's not an indication of any failure of the wound closure. If you see a lot of redness or any signs of infection then it would be worthwhile to show one of us a picture. Otherwise, allow a few weeks for the suture to fully dissolve. ...Read more

30

30
What would cause a portion of the medial head (about an inch wide) of the gastrocnemius to feel like it is sticking out? From behind knee + descending

What would cause a portion of the medial head (about an inch wide) of the gastrocnemius to feel like it is sticking out? From behind knee + descending

Muscle mass: The muscle can get torn. Tumor, abscess, hematoma would all be possibilities. A Baker's cyst if it goes lateral could cause the muscle to stick out. ...Read more