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I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey.?

I notice that my husband has a small purple spot on his earlobe. Should this be of concern........or is it a hickey.?

Purple spot: If it is a single small purple spot it is likely a type of benign nevus or hemangioma. A hickey would generally be at least 2-3 cm in diameter, and that is not "small" by dermatologic standards. If it gets larger, changes colors, etc, it should be examined and possibly biopsied by a physician.

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The bottom of my earlobe is purple it don't hurt, itch, burn, or a no bump

The bottom of my earlobe is purple it don't hurt, itch, burn, or a no bump

No: No nodule? No pain? No itching? No skin irregularity? No trauma? The ENT doctors can add to this. I do not know the cause of your your purple earlobe. From an acupuncture standpoint, it may result from stagnant energy and blood. The ear is considered a microsystem which reflects the health of the body. Lesions on the ear often correspond to illness in specific areas or organs of the body. A medical acupuncturist can use a point finder to locate a specific point or points on your ear that are indicative of lack of health in the corresponding part of your body. It is remarkable how accurate aricular acupuncture can be. There are many doctors (md's and do's) in the United States who practice acupuncture. The practice of acupuncture has spread from both asia and europe to the us.

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My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

My two ear old's earlobe was red and swollen for two weeks and now it turned purple with a small grey/pale area in the middle. What can this be?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

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I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

I had a pimple on my ear lobe that is painful and the back of my earlobe is dark purple?

See below: Inclusion cysts are common in earlobe. Occasionally they get infected. See ENT doctor for treatment.

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I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen?

I have a bruise and a knot under the skin on my earlobe. It is sore. I am not sure what it could be. It is reddish purple color and it is swollen?

Reddish purple knot: What you are describing may be a bruise, a vascular lesion or a small skin infection. Best to have your primary care provider or ENT specialist examine you to determine how best to treat and resolve it.

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My husbands right earlobe was purplish red. Should I be concerned?

My husbands right earlobe was purplish red. Should I be concerned?

Multicolored ear lob: Your husband may have traumatized his ear lobe giving it, its purple red color.

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What could this purple lump behind my ear be?

What could this purple lump behind my ear be?

Cyst/venule/skin CA: Could be lots of things, have a medical professional look at it.

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The inside of my ear is purple and I have acne on it. What's going on?

The inside of my ear is purple and I have acne on it. What's going on?

See a doctor: The doctor can look with an otoscope and see what you are describing. Acne pustules can occur in that area and she will be able to prescribe medication for you. If it is an abscess your doctor will be able to incise and drain the pus as well as start you on medication. If it is hair that grew backwards she will be able to treat the folliculitis and possibly drain the pus..

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I was hit in the ear yesterday now my ear has turned a purple color. Iam am icing it about every hour is their any thing else I should do?

I was hit in the ear yesterday now my ear has turned a purple color. Iam am icing it about every hour is their any thing else I should do?

Yes: You should probably seek medical attention promptly. Collection of blood in the cartilage of the ear can cause permanent deformity if not treated properly leading to "Cauliflower ear" often seen in boxers. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Cyst in ear, ear turning purple at bottom of lobe?

See your doctor: See your doctor for an exam of the ear to determine the cause.

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I hit my ear and now it hurts really bad and it's turning purple from the top. Is that bad? What should I do?

I hit my ear and now it hurts really bad and it's turning purple from the top. Is that bad? What should I do?

Most likely not: Some bleeding in the ear loob, just clean it and apply cold compresses on it if got bigger you have to see the doctor.

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My head feels soft and mushy plus bumps are appearing and it feels like somethings in there crawling. Plus my left ear turns purple every now n then?

My head feels soft and mushy plus bumps are appearing and it feels like somethings in there crawling. Plus my left ear turns purple every now n then?

Bumps on head: MAY be sebaceous cysts, which are common on head, neck, and shoulders. You need to see your doctor to be certain. Peace and good health.

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I have a lump behind my ear, for the last 2 months it's abit purple. It's painless?

I have a lump behind my ear, for the last 2 months it's abit purple. It's painless?

Lump behind ear: This may be a cutaneous or subcutaneous lesion. If it's purple, it may be a vascular lesion. However, with limited information and no ability to examine the area, further guidance is difficult. See your primary care doctor and get referred to an ENT surgeon for evaluation.

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I ate large quantity of beets and my urine turned purple for a day. I just noticed purple ear wax on my headphones. Is that even possible?

I ate large quantity of beets and my urine turned purple for a day. I just noticed purple ear wax on my headphones. Is that even possible?

Way cool!: So, tried answering question earlier, but had tech error. "Beeturia, " the change in your urine, is common. Since the dye from the beet travels through your entire bloodstream, it makes total sense you would secrete it in new earwax. Then I thought, "wow, what would it do to the brain? " So I net surfed & found that's exactly how the blood-brain barrier was discovered! The dye can't penetrate it!

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My 7 yr old son has purple ear wax. It is wet and very sticky. What does this indicate?

My 7 yr old son has purple ear wax. It is wet and very sticky. What does this indicate?

Evaluation: He should see his pediatrician to remove the wax and evaluate the ear to find the cause so be treated.

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My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

My son has purple circular spots in his ear and they r spreading up onto his scalp as time goes by? Help.

See your doc: Describing dermatologic phenomenon is an exercise in futility. I would take him in and have these looked at. There are a number of innocent possibilities, and a few not so innocent, but a trained professional can identify them readily.