I've done a search and nothing's come up! So I've started a new thread. After having sore ears for a while, I had to fight off 5 guliotine attempts last night during sparring and now have a swollen ear, which I'm guessing is blood between the cartilage and the skin. I know this needs to be drain, but how long do I have to get it done before it sets. It's still soft at the moment. Anything I can do to stop it setting before it's drained? Do I have to get a medical professional to do it, or can it be done yourself or by a friend? I'm only managing to grapple once a week here in the UK at the moment and I don't think I'm good enough to be sporting a cauliflower ear! Also don't think the missus will approve! Any advice welcome. Going to the doctors tonight for Jabs for a trip aboard, so am going to ask there If someone can drain it. It'll be about 22hrs after the grappling that caused it.