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How long do I have to drain my cauliflower??

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by BJJ_Rage, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    Damm it, I've got it finally... at first it didnt look bad, but today after practice, I hurt it again pretty damm badly and now is definitely a big ass cauliflower, how long do I have to drain it till it hardens up?
     
  2. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Do it as soon as possible. I've seen guys ears harden up in 3 days...some it took about a week or so. Unless you want to look like Wallid Ismael. Which is okay too...
     
  3. teamcarvalho

    teamcarvalho Green Belt

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    Dude just leave it......it is the MARK OF A BEAST. I wear mine with pride.
     
  4. Knock Out Ned

    Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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    I had to drain mine everyday (sometimes twice a day) for a about six or seven days maybe. Taping something flat onto it didn't help (Dr.'s method), and it would swell up in the morning if I rolled over in my sleep onto my ear. Definitely a b*tch.
     
  5. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    I totally would if I was married or something, still single and really man, cauliflower dont help with women around here.....
     
  6. teamcarvalho

    teamcarvalho Green Belt

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    Dude chicks dig it man......girls hit me up all the time about my ears......they say "Oh they are so hard" shit if I was not married......hmmm:icon_chee
     
  7. Johnno

    Johnno Yellow Belt

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    Wear headgear !!!
     
  8. Knuckles69

    Knuckles69 Purple Belt

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    You need to drain it and then have it injected with lidocaine or another type of vasoconstrictor to keep it from filling back up with blood.
     
  9. adoniscomplex

    adoniscomplex Orange Belt

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    i got ear guards and when my swelling went away the cauliflower was minimal
     
  10. Bebop

    Bebop Brown Belt

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    You need to do it ASAP. While it may not harden for a long time, the cartilage gradually softens and loses its contour. If you wait too long, the cartilage will die off and become lumpy. Not pretty.

    If you are worried about getting it treated correctly, go to the hospital. Go to the minory injury clinic. If they say it's been too long, ask for a referral to the head and neck surgery department to see specialists. They will slice your ear open and sew it closed with some cotton to keep the skin pressed against the cartilage, depending on how bad it is.

    How do I know? Because I just had this done on Monday, a month after having sustained my auricular hematoma. Personally, I recommend going to the hospital instead of having someone else do it. It is a lot safer.
     
  11. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    I just drained that sht my self! my first drain... kind of cool...
     
  12. SkateOrDie

    SkateOrDie White Belt

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    ^^^ I just drained mine for the first time as well about an hour ago.

    We must have been draining our ears at the same time! That is so cool, we are like blood brothers or something now (or we are just too stubborn/stupid to wear headgear and too lazy/stupid to go to the doctor)

    Did you bolster it with anything? I have some gauze and a small "chip clip" on mine. It seems to be clamping well across the affected area. I am not expecting this to work and I anticipate a trip to the doctor in a few days to get it done correctly.

    Good Luck!
     
  13. Crazy Legs

    Crazy Legs Orange Belt

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    You have a couple days, but the sooner the better. I would make sure you get it sewn together because if it is anything beyond mild it will swell back up. You also need headgear for a couple of weeks/months while it is aggravated/reaggravated.
     
  14. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    damm it, it seemed to work yesterday, but today it was back! so I drained it again, now feels much better thant yesterday anyways, and also way more blood came out...
     
  15. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    hmmm it move quite a bit, but I drained it in several different locations (by the way, i used like 5 different syringes)
     
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    redaxe Silver Belt

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    You have to keep it compressed with something or else it will just keep filling back up
     
  17. 879lexus

    879lexus Blue Belt

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    Can a cauliflower happen soley in BJJ training. I know in MMA, you my get slapped or kicked in the ear and that would cause it. But in BJJ, can you still get this?
     
  18. BJJ in Chicago

    BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    ^This.

    The guys at my gym roll up toilet paper into a cigarette shaped thing and insert it into the top of the ear to give it shape. Then put medical tape over top and around to hold it tight (just don't misshape the ear). I kept mine on for over 24 hours and it filled up again a little after I took it off, but it went down a bit and looks alright.
     
  19. BJJ_Rage

    BJJ_Rage Gold Belt

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    I've got mine only from grappling...
     
  20. Bebop

    Bebop Brown Belt

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    Yes. If your ear is in contact with your partner's gi and they move suddenly, the friction may be enough to cause the shearing of the skin from the cartilage, as was the case with me. My ears have been hurt most frequently in this way, the other usually being due to grabbing and fighting in the single collar tie and Muay Thai clinches, as well as having someone's neck just smush my ear in similar situations.
     

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