Lump in my right earlobe? :( Watch

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Hi all. Well I have to say i'm gettng rather worried.

A couple of days ago, i noticed a slight lump forming on my right earlobe, not visible but nevertheless you could tell there was a lump when you felt it

Anyway, today it has started to get considerably bigger. Its hard to dscribe, but if I was to sum it up I would describe it as a hard lump and now it is visible. I should also add that you can feel the lump on both sides of the earlobe.

What could it be? It didnt hurt until I started to fiddle with it lately. Does any potential medic know what this is? Should I be worried? It has definitely started getting worse and Im scared in case it gets any bigger or doesn't go at all.
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getting* describe* sorry about the spelling mistakes.
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don't worry, i get them all the time. not sure what causes them but they're nothing to worry about, just stop fiddling with it and it'll be gone in a few days
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hi all. Well I have to say i'm gettng rather worried.

A couple of days ago, i noticed a slight lump forming on my right earlobe, not visible but nevertheless you could tell there was a lump when you felt it

Anyway, today it has started to get considerably bigger. Its hard to dscribe, but if I was to sum it up I would describe it as a hard lump and now it is visible. I should also add that you can feel the lump on both sides of the earlobe.

What could it be? It didnt hurt until I started to fiddle with it lately. Does any potential medic know what this is? Should I be worried? It has definitely started getting worse and Im scared in case it gets any bigger or doesn't go at all.
It could just be a spot. I once had a 'spot' on my earlobe but it started as a little hard ball in the earlobe (felt really weird) and was exactly how you describe. It was not visible at first but you could feel it very well. eventually it came more to the surface and yeah dissapeared. Is it red at all?

If you are really worried I would just make an appointment with your GP just to be on the safe side!
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This might be gross, but it is probably just a spot. It's probably just getting filled with pus, yuck! If it doesn't go within a week or two, see a doctor, but don't worry about it.
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You sure there isn't an earring in there?
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I've been getting these on and off for the past 5 or 6 yrs and in both ears. Nothing to worry about. Slightly painful to touch/squeeze. So I don't touch or squeeze them :p:
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i've had one of these before. i think they're quite common
i'm sure it isn't dangerous to your health
if it doesnt go away / you get worried about it, go and see a doctor, at least then you'll know what it is
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They're quite common, I used to get them a few years back. Basically they are like internal spots - just leave it alone for a few weeks and it will disappear.
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This has made me feel a lot better thanks guys!
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It's probably just a swollen gland, but you could see a GP just to be sure : ) x
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Sounds like a sebaceous cyst. Nothing to worry about.
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Sounds like a sebaceous cyst. Nothing to worry about.
Beaten to the punch.
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I always get these.. I have to take my earrings out but it's always one within 3 days If your isn't, then see your GP, but it should be fine.
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I get this all the time. The worst it's ever got was to the point it burst open and dripped out all this watery, pusy, bloody liquid.
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I've had this before. I'm not sure what it is, but it went away so it can't be anything worrying.
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same i get them all the time in fact got one right now lol yeah it probably dissapear soon if it gets tooo big though and your woried yeah then see the doc =P
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Yeah I've got one too just like u described , it feels like a tiny ball underneath the skin of my earlobe, I was really worried but then was told its just a small cyst and nothing to worry about , but if it does get any worse I will be seeing my GP just to be sure.
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Hi, I had a spot in the same place, popped it, now I have a small round lump in the same place of the right ear, it hurts if I touch it and stuff. The size of it is roughly half a centre meters in size
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Been getting those for years. I actually got one out a few times. They are like tiny little balls of yarn, all intertwined, strange looking. They are made of the same material as like a pimple or blackhead. Sometimes they go away and sometimes not. If you keep messing with it in certain ways it will eventually swell up into a very large cyst. At that point you can either let it pop open by itself or get into it with a razor blade or stickpin. It is not easy, you have to get past the membrane that surrounds it. Once you do you will hear a loud pop and then the stuff starts coming out, there is a lot of puss and blood and it is pretty gross. You may have to do it a few times because you have to get those little balls out of there or it will keep happening. They are what you call the head, and by that point there may be several, just move them toward the opening you made and they will shoot out fast, then you will see what I'm talking about with the ball of yarn thing, very odd looking. Have done this several times. Just make sure the device you are using to break the membrane is sterile. Boil the device in
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