How do I know im about to get cauliflower ear

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  1. tommboy

    tommboy White Belt

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    How do I know im about to get cauliflower ear? Is there before signs or something I can do to prevent it? I really do not want to get them as I want to stay pretty lol. No but seriously anything I can do to prevent it/ know im about to get it/how do I get it? lol
     
  2. LCDforMe

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    To prevent, wear headgear.

    I guess you will know when they start to swell, you have intense pain in your ears, they start to feel squishy ( think these are all signs, somebody back me up here).
     
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    sigh...wear head gear
     
  4. tommboy

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    will they hurt really bad? Like will I easily notice im getting them? Lol god I really don't want to be the only one in jiujitsu wearing head gear!
     
  5. Crooks

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    haven't you heard? cauliflower ears make you hard as nails.

    wear head gear to prevent

    when i had mine they got very sore and when i tried to bend them like you would bend an ear normally, they KILLED.

    Soon thereafter they started to swell and became tender, to the point where it was hard to roll, so i went to the drug store and asked for the largest guage needle they had, it was like 20 cents, and got my training partner to suck all the crap out

    it didn't really hurt, and they are normal now, if you don't catch it soon enough the stuff calcifies and becomes hard, so you can't drain anything out.
     
  6. tommboy

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    lol! What size needle did you get and how long do you have to do this? I think im ok since my ears are just red lol
     
  7. Diligent

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    I just got my first little bit of cauliflower ear last week ... trust me, you'll know when you start getting it. Swelling of the ear and soreness are dead give aways. It'll be pretty obvious ... about as obvious as a ring-taw game in the middle of a hoe-down.
     
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    Thank god god I'm ugly already and won't have to worry about getting any uglier. But i must say, cauli's do look teh 1337
     
  9. infamous mattyd

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    I like it when you post funniness...everyone knows you are handsome
     
  10. basher

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    get em they look tough! but it hurts like hell gettin em drained!
     
  11. NC Grappling1

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    I think a 23 gauge needle is plenty big enough...ears often refill with fluid afterwards though.
     
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    My girlfriends going to kick my ass if I get cauli.
     
  13. ARIS

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    lol funny thread... Your ear will be filled with blood and the form changes, if you won't treat it in a hospital it will stay that way... It doesn't mean that you get a calliflower though, im rolling 5 years now once i got hurt in the ear i went to hospital they cut it open got out the blood and i was ok afterwards.
     
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    Cauliflower ear is the black belt of grappling.

    Your ear will be painful to touch. This will be due to bruising and fluid buildup in the cartilage. If you do not get the fluid drained, it will crystalize and form cauliflower ear. If you do get the fluid drained, it will probably just come back and crystalize and form, you guessed it, cauliflower ear.

    Wear it like a badge of honor. It's like wearing a sign that says,
    "I know how to hurt people."

    Headgear is the only way to prevent it.
     
  15. colinm

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    ive got a little bit in a couple scattered spots, you wouldnt notice if you werent looking for it. now i wear headgear. spring for good headgear and its not that bad...shitty headgear sucks ass.
     
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    your ear hurts, and it starts to swell.
     
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    it hurst to answer the phone and to sleep on you side...that's a sure sign..
     
  18. deathcon4

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    Ice your ear first and you wont fill any pain
     
  19. Commissar

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    Yeah. My ears started getting it recently. The ear sweels and gets squishy (I figure it's a bunch of blood). Then, after some time, the blood leaves your ear, but some residue remains. That builds up and that is what makes cauiliflower ear.
     
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    i got some syringes from a friend and drained it twice a day. now you can barely tell i had any.
     

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