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Anyone got any idea what this is?

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2girlsandagap Sat 14-Sep-19 22:43:57

It’s in my ear and is white and hard so definitely not an abscess. I’m booked in with the nurse practitioner on Tuesday but it’s driving me insane- not sore just makes my ear feel huge

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NomDeQwerty Sat 14-Sep-19 22:46:31

The top of a cotton bud left to fester?

2girlsandagap Sat 14-Sep-19 22:52:30

No- I’m a picker but I’ve never used cotton buds in my ear. Dh said it looks like exposed cartilage. I don’t know whether to go to the walk in in the morning and just have it checked- tbh the compulsion to pick it is becoming overwhelming

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MrsEricBana Sat 14-Sep-19 22:57:08

Alien egg?

MrsEricBana Sat 14-Sep-19 22:57:50

Sorry, not helpful. Definitely ask the nurse flowers

peachgreen Sat 14-Sep-19 23:06:44

Hmm, it could be surfer's ear? They're bony growths (benign!) which are often caused by exposure to cold water (hence the name).

fergusthefrog Sat 14-Sep-19 23:09:45


2girlsandagap Sun 15-Sep-19 00:01:25

I’m hoping it’s something easily fixed that feels amazing when it’s pulled out. Dh has had to remove tweezers, Kirkby grip and a bic pen top from my vicinity as apparently my picking fetish is worse than I thought

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Paperdolly Sun 15-Sep-19 00:18:24

Looks like a massive blackhead ready to burst. Have you tried warm water on it?

Tigger001 Sun 15-Sep-19 00:48:04

I'm sorry but the tweezers would be well and truly out and in the ear, just to see what happens if I gave it a gentle pull. Obviously not recommended but I just wouldn't be able to help myself

Is it sore ?

Keep us posted when you find out

MotherSpider Sun 15-Sep-19 00:56:52

A black slug?!
Do report back, won't you OP?

NoSauce Sun 15-Sep-19 04:39:26

I wouldn’t be poking anything in there OP. Wait for your appointment.

Alicewond Sun 15-Sep-19 04:41:16

I would say spiders and eggs

Anerak Sun 15-Sep-19 04:44:27

My goodness I would stryggle to resist trying to remove this!

Monty27 Sun 15-Sep-19 05:11:30

An earwig nest

Silvercatowner Sun 15-Sep-19 08:38:41

Is that a foreign body or a bit of you??? Does it wiggle if you touch it?

2girlsandagap Sun 15-Sep-19 08:42:51

Not a foreign body. It’s hard. Seems to have appeared over the last few days

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Whoopstheregomyinsides Sun 15-Sep-19 09:40:16

Get it seen. I’m intrigued!

Paperdolly Sun 15-Sep-19 20:07:49

In growing hair? Not usually seen in ears though. Can’t wait for results of the nurses look n prod.

2girlsandagap Tue 17-Sep-19 10:51:21

It was super boring in the end- slight inflammation of the ear canal. Got some drops and no popping or anything juicy occurred

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pennow Tue 17-Sep-19 17:21:50

Of course I'm glad for you OP but very disappointed at the lack of some kind of pus draining abcess etc. grinHope it clears up soon.

2girlsandagap Tue 17-Sep-19 17:35:07

@pennow Me too strangely. I’ve spent the weekend looking forward to a really satisfying draining or a thorough ear syringing at the very least. This has been the most catfishy disappointment of a lump I’ve ever produced.

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Paperdolly Wed 18-Sep-19 03:21:30

Ahhh welll. You tried. 😂. Hope it clears up soon. 💐. If it doesn’t...let us know.

SoreAndFedUpToday Wed 18-Sep-19 10:42:02

I'd go to the doctor, don't wait til Tuesday, can you get an on-the day appointment?

SoreAndFedUpToday Wed 18-Sep-19 10:42:33

Sorry, just seen your update! Glad all ok smile

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