Doctor insights on:
Small Ear Gauges
Your body: Any increased size of gauge in general will decrease the chances of the ear being able to return to its original size/shape. For some people the earlobe may be able to recoup after larger sizes, but i would gather that any size larger than 0.5 inch, and especially if added wt or stretching were involved, may lessen possibility of complete recovery of ear shape. ...Read more
Lymph node: Posterior auricular lymph nodes are often enlarged behind the ears of infants as a result of cradle cap, scratches to the scalp or infections of the external ear canal. The mastoid process is a normal bony structure of the skull which is behind, and slightly below the ear. Lymph nodes are generally rubbery in texture and somewhat motile, while the mastoid is larger, hard, and non-mobile. ...Read more
I don't know: Truthfully i don't think anybody has ever done such a study. I guess one could argue someone with larger ears can hear danger coming, but these days i don't think it's that important. If there's a specific issue you're concerned about, ask your doctor about it. ...Read more
Depends on type: “Current or history of chronic otitis media (382), cholesteatoma (385.3), or history of any inner (P20) or middle (P19) ear surgery (including cochlear implantation) is disqualifying.Myringotomy or successful tympanoplasty is not disqualifying. Current perforation of the tympanic membrane (384.2) or history of surgery to correct perforation during the preceding 120 days (P19) is disqualifying.” ...Read more
Left top of ear in pain and feel a small bump on the actual ear, what can this be? Just felt it today.
My ear has a little bumb on the hole where i put my 12 gauge through and it hurts to put it in. What is wrong?
See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more