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    Hi, was just wondering if someone could take a look at the tragus piercing I had done on monday and tell me if it's at too much of an angle? And if it will cause any problems if it is? Here's the link (with gap as don't have enough posts to put a pic up)... http ://tinypic.com/m/fdriu9/4

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    the swelling is more than likely contributing to the angle plus the bar is long to make room for the swelling. you wont truely know if the positioning will be a problem until the swelling has gone

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    Just interested in an opinion here. I've spoken to my piercer, Darren and Lara, and now Luna Cobra, Joeltron and waiting for Elayne Angel's response. According to Luna and Joel, this odd bump on the back of my ear after an outer conch piercing is a small result of cauliflower ear/boxer's ear. The bump is obvious, skin coloured, and almost feel's like a 'knot' of cartilage with no free fluid, no blood, no lymph. (the HT scar that was on the back of it has buggered off now.) So, I was wondering, what do you think it is?

    Here's the problem ear: (all the redness around the fistula has gone now, including the HT scar. It's like bumpception there)



    And my normal, left ear for comparison:



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    Does look a lot like a cauliflower ear, my ears are a little cauliflowerd because I do MMA.. Does it feel hard or soft?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spike View Post
    Does look a lot like a cauliflower ear, my ears are a little cauliflowerd because I do MMA.. Does it feel hard or soft?
    Hard, you can feel a sort of tough 'knot', but any softness from the HT scarring's totally gone.

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    If its really hard then that would tie in with cauliflower ear... cant say ive ever seen it caused by a piercing though before. Its usually caused by constant hard impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spike View Post
    If its really hard then that would tie in with cauliflower ear... cant say ive ever seen it caused by a piercing though before. Its usually caused by constant hard impact.
    That's what I thought. But it's incredibly hard and the skin is normal colour etc. I have no idea what would cause it. I'd love to get it punched out but I know I could NEVER get a job in the field I want with it. Maybe a 3mm punch, leave jewellery in and then shrink would help?

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    I'm really new to everything. Uh, I got my cartilage piercing last Monday. Three days later, it starts to swell and hurt. I'm not sure if I actually slept on it. Anyway, I go back to my piercer and have it looked. He tells me it's natural. So I just endured the throbbing pain. But then when I was cleaning it yesterday I saw a pale yellow substance with some brown stuff which I think might probably be blood. Should I be concerned? Do you think it's infected? D:

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    If the fluid was pale then it doesn't sound like anything to worry about, clear or pale yellow fluid is usually lymph which is a normal product of healing.

    Is your jewellery long enough to accommodate the swelling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felidae View Post
    If the fluid was pale then it doesn't sound like anything to worry about, clear or pale yellow fluid is usually lymph which is a normal product of healing.

    Is your jewellery long enough to accommodate the swelling?
    Nope. The end of the earring is parallel with the lock. Is that bad? I went back to my piercer and he says it's fine.. Should I stop being paranoid haha?

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