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Bump in ear lobe, pain on touching, hearing loss. Should I see a doctor?

I have a bump in my ear lobe and it hurts when ever I touch it or move my head around. It feels like a scab or a hard zit but when I try to pop it it dosnt pop. It throbs after I try popping it like it has pressure that wants to be released. Also, it s effecting my hearing because the bump gets bigger and my ear lobe almost closes. Should I go see a doctor about this?
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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Yes, go and see a doctor immediately. Although this appears like an infective lesion because of the degree of pain you are experiencing with head movement, one should also exclude something sinister like any growth.
However, in most cases it is due to infection and since the ear lobule is composed of soft tissue with a covering of stretchable skin, any infective lesion tends to grow easily and attains a large size and can therefore obstruct your ear canal. If the cause is infection then it needs to be drained immediately.
Therefore, get yourself evaluated by a surgeon ASAP. Till then you can take analgesics to allay your pain.
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