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Smallball shaped lump inside earlobe, what could it be?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Lots of things
Depending on whether it's painful and your history with that ear, it could be a keloid (lump of scar tissue), could be a small cauliflower ear, it could be an infected cyst or a big pimple.
If it is bothering (pain, itching, redness, etc) then you need to get it checked out. A lump should always be evaluated and investigated by a physician. Don't play around with it.

In brief: Lots of things
Depending on whether it's painful and your history with that ear, it could be a keloid (lump of scar tissue), could be a small cauliflower ear, it could be an infected cyst or a big pimple.
If it is bothering (pain, itching, redness, etc) then you need to get it checked out. A lump should always be evaluated and investigated by a physician. Don't play around with it.
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