What's up with my ear (pictures)

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  1. Teknik

    Teknik Purple Belt

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    Basically this started before i started grappling. Naturally i feared the worst and asked a doctor about it. He told me it was nothing to worry about (although all he did was look at it for 10 seconds) and was common for ppl that have had peirced ears, which i haven't. Other than looking weird, it is starting to get in the way and hurt. I come home from class with it either red or black and blue, it gets in the way when i put my motorcycle helmet on, and has been annoying me lately getting dressed. After class yesterday i decided i was going to try to drain it. It's not "hard" exactly, but it doesn't feel like water either. ANyway, i tried first with a 25gauge needle, then with a 20 gauge. Both of which clogged and nothing would draw out. I was thinking of trying an 18 gauge (ouch) next.. Any ideas?

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  2. Masakatsu Funaki #1

    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    Nevermind, its just a icky infection :/
     
  3. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    I don't know if it's possible, but you have the least cool cauli I've ever seen. Then again, are cauli's ever cool?
     
  4. Teknik

    Teknik Purple Belt

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    I didn't think it was cauli ear because it started before i ever grappled. Plus i thought cauli was a condition of the cartilage in the ear, ear lobes are just....um, not cartilage.
     
  5. Cardio

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    Go see a doc. Say, "Doctor, my ears have suddenly changed in shape. Can we find out what's happening here?"
     
  6. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    Can you send clearer pictures, and of BOTH ears?
     
  7. Teknik

    Teknik Purple Belt

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  8. Teknik

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    Profiles are a little blurry, but you get the idea. This is probably the best i can do on clarity.
     
  9. FStep

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    that doesn't look like cauli too much could just be an ear infection you picked up elsewhere go see a doc (a diff one) and don't leave until he tells you how to get it fixed
     
  10. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    i think my schoolmate had the same thing like last week. he got it by doing judo, we just figured it was cauli in the making. he went to see a doc to get it pumped and they had some trouble doing it but the second time he was there they cleared it right up.
     
  11. DMcKayBJJ

    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    You said it was there even before grappling, so it ain't cauli.
    No piercings, so not some funky infection or scarring.
    Probably just a boil...you know, like a humongous deep ass pimple around your earlobe area, especially if it's only been there for a short time (days, couple weeks max). I get'em all the time and they hurt like a bitch but either go away by themselves or open up and drain pimple-like stuff and/or blood out, and then go away.
    I'd say stop poking it and playing around with it and go see another doc for some antibiotics and more guidance. Or just wait till they go away like mine.

    Just a guess, though. Thanks for sending the clearer pictures, too.
     
  12. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    If you take antibiotics, make sure you finish the prescription even if they go away. You DO NOT want to breed antibiotic-resistant bacteria...
     
  13. Teknik

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    The thing is, it's been there for quite a while. But in a much smaller form. I would guess at least 1 full year, if not more. So i don't think it's anything that's going to go away any time soon. It's only since i have started grappling that it has got bigger. Since no one here really knows what it is I'll let the needle marks heal up in it then consult a doctor.
     
  14. dapunisher

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    you shouldnt let your boyfriend suck on them so hard.
     
  15. Bubble Boy

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    Are you talking about your earlobes our what? As far as I can tell, there's nothing wrong with your ears other than general and non-descript earnessism.
     
  16. Teknik

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    Ear lobes, yes. You don't see a problem? I'm glad everyone else can see it so i don't think i'm going crazy.
     
  17. Teknik

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    Thank you for that insightful and thought provoking response. It's people like you that strive to make this forum a great place where one can come to learn and discuss all aspects of his/her chosen sport. Without supportive people such as yourself this forum would surely cease to exist, or at the very least become a shell of its former self.



    PS: What are you, 10 years old? Grow up little boy.
     
  18. El Tiburon

    El Tiburon 1959 The year we picked our poison

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    First, go to a good sports store and buy some ear protectors. Like what college wrestlers wear.

    Second have you tried Ice for 20-min 3x aday.

    Third, and most important. Go get a second opinion. Physicians are just that Physicians. They are not specialists. I went to mine because I had these bumps forming on my face that hurt really bad. I went to my physician and he told me that it was acne caused by stress. The condition worsened and became even more painful over time and I went to him again. Again he gave me the same diagnosis. Finally, I went to a Dermatologist and he said I had a Staph Infection that needed antibiotics. I can't imaging how my face would be now had I not gotten a second opinion.

    If you have insurance just ask your physician to give you a referral. If not then simply fork over whatever the cost.
     
  19. Half Boston Crab

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    Caulis are FUCKING cool.

    That doesn't look like it though. The doctor was probably right, nothing to worry about. Wear ear guards, wait a while and if it still hasn't gone away, see another doctor.
     
  20. DMcKayBJJ

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    Chronic sebaceous cyst in the earlobe, with recent acute exacerbations from trauma, resulting in secondary acute infections...treatment options include full excision or needle aspiration with corticosteroid injection.

    Just a guess, though. I agree that you should see a doctor.
     

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