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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

I have a bump in my ear lobe

09/27/2006

Question:

I woke up and i felt a bump in my ear lobe. If i push on it or put pressure on it it hurts i dont have one on my other ear. Its not very noticable unless you feel my ear lobe

Answer:

You probably have an infected cyst of your ear lobe. You need to see an otolaryngologist; you may need antibiotics or surgical excision of the cyst.

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Response by:

Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati