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Metal under the skin?

Patient: I have a small piece of steel lodged in my ear lobe. There seems to be no pain, and no sign of infection, but there is a noticeble lump when touching the area. Should I be concerned?

 

 

Doctor:

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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