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To perform minor surgery on myself?

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AlannaPartridge Thu 12-Sep-13 21:26:55

Serious question.

I have a sebaceous cyst on my earlobe. It's been there about two years and is the size of a pea. It's not sore or painful, but it's quite obvious & I feel self conscious about it.

I also want to get my ears pierced (finally!) but can't while it's there.

The doctor won't do anything because it's purely cosmetic & causing me no problems at all.

So....I'm thinking.....what if I clean the area really well with antiseptic wipes, sterilise a craft scalpel, make a small cut over the top and squeeze the bugger out (making sure the sack comes too)?

I am a sporner and feel quite excited at the thought of squeezing it out (blush) but obviously don't want to do myself a serious mischief.

What do you think?

GillyBillyWilly Sun 15-Sep-13 12:32:23

Marking place grin

colourmehappytheresasofainhere Sun 15-Sep-13 11:55:27

Disgrace, thanks for the heads up on that, now I think about it it is very close to a major artery!

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Sun 15-Sep-13 10:19:11

colour: DON'T!!

Seriously, there are some fairly important arteries around the jawline; my Dad was a dentist and he referred to that part of the face as " tiger country".

colourmehappytheresasofainhere Sun 15-Sep-13 08:04:49

Wow. Grossed out and inspired all at once! Good luck Op with this. I have a sebaceous cyst on m jaw line which I hate. Dying to get rid of it and was about to pay private. Too squeamish to look at YouTube videos to guide me. So I just get myself Some anaesthetic cream, a scalpel and a mirror and tcp and let battle commence is that right?! and I have to get the whole sac out? Any other tips?

MrsMinkBernardLundy Sat 14-Sep-13 10:49:40

Marks place

Alohomora Sat 14-Sep-13 09:56:02

Sam OOoh, I just watched that and husband will now have to forgo food for the rest of the day, he is so freaked out and disgusted. OMG! Mind you, the people retching in the background have now put me off my food...

Ezio Sat 14-Sep-13 08:18:55

Sinful, come over and let me do em.

RobinSparkles Sat 14-Sep-13 07:36:50

Has OP done it yet?

TBH, I think I would just tell the GP that it's hurting, then they'll remove it.

My friend had lumps on her back left from an insect bite. She went to the GP for them to be removed. The GP said she wouldn't remove them as they were just cosmetic and not doing any harm. Friend told GP that they hurt her (they didn't) so GP removed them.

Pinkbutterfly31 Sat 14-Sep-13 07:28:43

I knew I wasn't the only one with this fetish :D

When I first met my DP he was really shy about his body due to bad acne. I caught a glimpse of it one day and was like "erm...would it be weird if we went into the bedroom and I squeezed the FUCK out of you". Cue an hour of pure blackhead and angry spot squeezing joy! He thinks I'm weird but it has made him completely relax around me (well, unless he sees the 'glint' in my eye, then he knows he's in for a damn good grooming session mwahahaha).

Do it OP, I wouldn't be able to resist.

Sinful1 Sat 14-Sep-13 05:06:02

damnit my girlfriend refuses to pop any spots on my back sad so they grow big and i can see them in the mirror all juicy and tempting but i just cant reach them sad

DaleyBump Sat 14-Sep-13 01:57:21

Ooooh, DP is sleeping and I've just spotted a great big pussy spot on his back. Result.

ChubbyKitty Sat 14-Sep-13 01:49:29

Casual place marking.

Also I just accidentally on purpose popped one of those ingrown hair spots.

No pictures. It was way too close to my fanjo for that haha. There is one on the other side(confused) came up about a day after this one so maybe tomorrow night I can do it all again!

Hopefully that can tide everyone over until OP does her ear?wink

Footface Fri 13-Sep-13 23:59:45

Sam, it's like a puss udder

Coconutty Fri 13-Sep-13 23:27:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ezio Fri 13-Sep-13 23:19:58

That must have been so painful.

Ezio Fri 13-Sep-13 23:17:25

Sam, thats so vile, but i cant stop watching.

AmberLeaf Fri 13-Sep-13 22:55:04

Don't do it seriously.

I am a sporner, but if you get a staph infection [quite possible] you will regret it.

AlannaPartridge Fri 13-Sep-13 22:45:34




That is the worst I have ever seen shock

samlamb Fri 13-Sep-13 22:34:18


If you really want it done by a pro, and the docs here don't want to help otr, how about asking a vet? wink

SauvignonBlanche Fri 13-Sep-13 22:18:22

I've seen all these links, apart from the OP's. blush

AlannaPartridge Fri 13-Sep-13 21:51:20

He's my plan for now - going in to see our exceptionally lovely practice nurse with DS about something else on Tuesday, so I shall raise the matter with her again then. If it's still a definite no, then I'm taking out bugger - pics, vids and everything!

(Sorry, Mutant. Don't be toooooooooo cross).

PedantMarina Fri 13-Sep-13 21:46:04

Ahhh, Alanna, you have a good son, you do.

Clearly the solution to your own problem is to get together with mutantandproud for some mutual satisfaction (and get it on tape for the rest of us).

FreudiansSlipper Fri 13-Sep-13 21:42:41

i really think you need some sort of professional to do this for you

you are in luck am that very person i used to be a professional pimple popper grin

and i am happy to be filmed and shall not charge

Panzee Fri 13-Sep-13 21:38:12

Why did I not see this thread till now?

I have rotten dyshidrosis eczema at the moment. It itches, it hurts, it flakes.

However it also has easily-poppable blisters. That bit is ace. grin

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