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Ok so i have 2 helix piercings on my left ear. The first one didnt give my any trouble. I think the second one may be next to a nerve cuz it hurts a little when i twist it. Keep in mind that the second one is 3 months old and the first one is a year old. So next to the second one i have developed this... bubble... at the back. This bubble is filled with blood and is gross as hell. If i poke a hole in it, it bleeds and bleeds and bleeds (and bleeds and bleeds and bleeds) but never gets any smaller, which sort of worries me, and then it stops bleeding and never goes away. So i was wondering... what the heck is it and how can i get rid of it??? If i take off the earing back it tries to engulf the hole and i therefore cant take the earing out... I tried putting a hoop though it but the lump only got bigger, the earing back seems to squash it a little and keep it under controll. If anyone has ever experienced a gross bubble of blood im willing to try anything!
 

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If it bleeds a lot but doesn't go down, it's probably more likely a keloid or scar tissue. Actually...if it bleed a lot and hurts, that means there's pressure on it, so it could be infected. I'd advise seeing your piercer asap.
 

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i had a lump of keloid on the back of one of mine - it didnt hurt or bleed tho. It's still there and i took the ring out about 6 years ago! Def go see the piercer. Bathing it in saltwater might help too
 

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I've gotten that before... and I didn't follow the advice the others listed (although it is the best thing to do!). I popped it... eww, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> It hurt for a few months, but once I burst the bubble and got all that gross stuff out, it only hurt for a few days, peeled a little bit, and it's been fine ever since. I still have that piercing.<br><br><br><br>
My guess is that the piercer used a gun instead of a needle? Usually, you'll never get someting like this if you were pierced with a needle. Guns cause this very frequently, especially when pierced in your cartilage, because they cause the skin to pop back behind the hole when the earring is punched in. Needles slip throuh the skin and actually pull a little sliver of the skin it cuts out, instead of pushing that skin behind the new hole.<br><br><br><br>
My advice: Let the hole heal up before it scars and when you decide to get it pierced again, get it done with a needle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I have an ear bubble, also. I did get my cartilage pierced with a gun. The first time I got it pierced, the earring in my left ear got imbedded in the front and there was this gross gaping hole there... so I took it out. Ha, well at least I know what those bubble thingies are now.
 

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If you think it might be infected, do not remove the jewelery! That will seal the infection inside.<br><br><br><br>
Don't squash or poke it. I would give it sea salt soaks one or two times a day (use 1/4 tsp of salt in 1/2 pint of water) for 10 minutes. It just sounds like a blood blister, not a keloid. If it's infected it would feel hot and itchy and pus.<br><br><br><br>
In future, don't get any piercing (let alone cartilege!) done with a gun.
 

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Ah thankyou guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I had attacked it before posting the thread, and it bled and bled and bled, and then i went to a ratyher rough beach and got smacked over the head with a couple of waves. They dried it right up and the scab fell off and oh! no more lump! joy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> i think there might have been like a hernia in a vein close to the surface or somehting which is why it bled and bled and bled without stopping or getting smaller. Either way, all better now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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