View Full Version : The back of my ear just exploded. (TMI, big time)

Airman Doors, USAF
06-07-2001, 06:58 AM
I have no earthly idea what happened, but I felt a bump behind my ear yesterday. I poked, prodded and squeezed it, and the next thing I know I have like three pounds of absolutely disgusting pus like substance in my hand. It looked like I blew my nose directly into my hand. And then, to make things worse, blood starts gushing out.

Holy hell, I thought I was gonna pass out. From the blood loss, that is. It didn't stop for about three hours.

And so there I was, in the middle of the mall, just oozing bodily fluids.

How friggin' gross is that?

Just had to share. ;)

06-07-2001, 08:33 AM
Well, if I had to rate it on a scale of 1-10 (1 being kinda gross, like a zit and 10 being horrifically gross, like a sawed off finger) I'd say it's...


Zette ;)

06-07-2001, 08:43 AM
"Wash behind your ears!"


"Don't pick at it!"

06-07-2001, 08:52 AM
My sister had one of those, didn't pick at it, and ended up having a three inch infected cyst of pus and blood removed and she now has a huge scar (looks like she had half a facelift). You got off lucky.

06-07-2001, 09:10 AM
I'm sorry babe...sucks to be you! I'd offer to kiss it and make you feel better, but....EWWW! I love ya and all, but that's just a little too yucky for me. :eek:
I feel your pain bro...hang in there!!!

Mr. Cynical
06-07-2001, 09:13 AM
I am sorry to hear about the loss of your brain. I am sure that it will be missed. :D

Airman Doors, USAF
06-07-2001, 09:15 AM
*looking for the smilie that gives Manservant the finger*

And I do wash behind my ears. I come from a long line of men with clean bodies and dirty minds. ;)

06-07-2001, 10:22 AM
It was probably a cyst of some kind. The only problem is if it had that much pus inside it, it might still have some left and may become re-infected. If you can't be sure that it's completely cleaned out a trip to the doctor might be in order for some anti-biotics or to make sure it's completely irrigated out.

06-07-2001, 12:05 PM
Hey Airman, I have to agree with Astro on this one....

My SO, (coming home tonite!!! YAY!) got a staph infection when he was 5. It caused him to get these type of cysts all over his body. Every once in a while he would get one behind his ear. One of them got so big, it started pushing his ear away from his head. (I called him Dumbo until he went to the doctor.)
Anyways, he had to have the cyst drained, and when they realized that it wasn't going away, they cut open a flap behind his ear. There was a small, hard cyst behind the one that was giving him so much trouble. They actually had to cut that one out, put a small drain tube in the flap, and sent him on his way for a week.
Now, the thought of a dripping, pus-filled drain tube is not very attratctive, I tell you. But they removed it after a week, and it healed nicely until a couple of weeks ago. The cyst is back.

So, yes, go get it checked out. It may cause some trouble, but it will probably be worth it if you don't have to do it over and over again, like he does. Keep in mind, this is a condition he will have forever, due to the staph infection, but yours is probably just a freak occurence.
Good luck, and make sure to wash behind your ears!! (ha ha)

06-07-2001, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by Airman Doors, USAF

And I do wash behind my ears. I come from a long line of men with clean bodies and dirty minds.


06-07-2001, 01:46 PM

I miss you and your dirty mind, though. I haven't talked to you in what? Days?

06-07-2001, 04:10 PM
Doors, perhaps you missed The TMI Thread? It's back on page 1 of MPSIMS now after being bumped by lolalola.


06-07-2001, 04:43 PM
Uh, guy? No offense, but that is really gross. I mean in a big, nasty, hard-core kinda way.

Perhaps you should invest some of your $$ in a visit to a doctor.



Jonathan Chance
06-07-2001, 08:18 PM
Christ on a crutch, man.

Two thoughts...

A) I'm glad it didn't happen at the party.

B) I'm glad I won that 15 bucks off you before this happened.

06-07-2001, 09:36 PM
That is sickening!

...I kinda want one!

Searching For Truth
06-07-2001, 10:32 PM
I can't decide whether I'm going to cry or be sick..

Maybe both *gagging*

06-08-2001, 12:01 AM
I just squeezed something large and semi-solid out of my earring hole. We should start a club.

the sickest part is that i enjoyed squeezing it out

06-08-2001, 12:11 AM
Originally posted by Airman Doors, USAF
How friggin' gross is that?

Just had to share. ;)


Suck it up, and put a sock in it. . .

I had the exact same thing happen to me behind the left ear. The only thing I can gather is that it was a zit that happened to form in a shallow-skinned area. From what I understand, the ear is pretty thin-skinned and wrestlers have a hard time preventing "cauliflower ear" -where blood fills up and hardens, causing bulbuous formations. I'd imagine pus might gather there too . . .

Fear not, you are not alone. The exact same thing happened to me!

It took you to admit it, but it *is* pretty gross.

06-08-2001, 02:35 AM
One summer when I was thirteen or fourteen, I had the lovely experience of a boil forming on my eyelid. Right down at the edge, I imagine a lash follicle got uppity. It hurt like the devil to even touch, blinking was constant pain. My mother, being a hospital lab technician and used to various oogy things, got some of the pus out when it was clear the thing was just getting larger and larger by lancing. I nearly fainted and I think that made her more woozy than the lump itself.

The next morning I woke up with my eye about caked shut, got it open, barely touched the still quite prominent lump. I swear it made an audible splort sorta sound, and an astonishing quantity of ick erupted out, followed by a minute or two of steady bleeding.

An hour or two later, it was like my eyelid had never even known anything wrong with it. Very odd, and thankfully never, ever, repeated.

The Mermaid
06-08-2001, 03:27 AM
OK my daughter had a huge goose egg sized cyst on her back. She cultivated it for about a month then finally went to the Dr and had it I&D'd. She reported an impressive amount of blood and goo drained from it and the dr said "it was the biggest nastiest thing I have ever drained" She lives about 5 hours from here and I'm still waiting for the pics she's supposed to be e mailing me. I'm so proud.

:goes off to look for a "my child's cyst beat up your honor student bumper sticker:

Airman Doors, USAF
06-08-2001, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by Drastic
One summer when I was thirteen or fourteen, I had the lovely experience of a boil forming on my eyelid...

I had the same thing happen to me when I was seven. My eye was shut tight for two solid weeks. When I finally did get it open, I had to rip it apart. The tearing sound was audible, and quite disturbing. :D

My body has done some of the most disgusting things, whether I liked it or not.

Oh, my ear is just fine now. Other than the scab, you'd never have known that anything happened.

06-08-2001, 09:24 AM
I get small boils often enough for me to check periodically, they tend to confine themselves to my waist or the back of my neck. I have a dark patch of skin near my bellybutton, this is all that's left of my most unusual boil. It was more like a blood clot. I had tried lancing it several times but it just stayed there. One day, I decided to try to get rid of it once and for all. I drew a bath because I knew there would be some blood flow after. Instead of lancing, as I had been doing, I tried squeezing instead. I had tried this before, but this time I actually got a positive result! So, I squeezed more. After what seemed like a few minutes, there was an audible pop and a black mass the size of a split pea landed on the tub wall.

06-08-2001, 03:10 PM
There's actually a video of a guy gettin a boil on his butt lanced. It is Pantera's III (Watch It Go). Completely gross.....

When I was about 14 I went snow skiing and skied through some trees. I hit a tree and felt a sharp pain and a bit of blood from my ear, I noticed the tree had these sort of spikes in its bark - from then on I had a little raised hard spot on my ear - never thought anything of it. Fast foreward about 6 years, my ear got real sore and swollen and I squeezed it an along with the pus comes this little piece of wood the exact same shape and size as the ones on the tree I hit a few years earlier.

06-08-2001, 04:06 PM
I was there when this happened and let me tell you! It wasn't totally gross seeing as how i watch surgery on tv and all but still, I must say this is probably the nastiest thread i've ever seen on here! David all I have to say is Get Over It ;)

06-08-2001, 11:57 PM
I must be really sick. I want one too!!! I love popping that kind of shit.

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