Hey everyone! I feel a bit like a dork asking this question, but here it goes: TLTR-version: Down below. When training for a grading there was an ear-throw included. You grab the ears, twist them a bit and the partner flows (not from the twisting, but that part is the important part for my current problem). Quite a nice throw actually, even though it hurts the ears when done right And boy, did my teacher do it right So, I felt that the cartilage hurt a bit for weeks now. Didn't think much by it, to be honest, because: Man, he twisted the ears, of course it hurts a bit. So I didn't pay any attention to it and kept training; everything was fine. Now,this Saturday we went to a seminar and "played" a bit and he grabbed my ears again. All was fine. Until I wanted to scratch my ear on Sunday and my finger wouldn't fit anymore If it weren't for the itch, I wouldn't even have noticed something was wrong, because the pain wasn't that bad and the part that's now swollen doesn't hurt either. Fast forward to Monday: I went to training, showed it and asked one of my JJ-teachers and became a dirty grin as an answer: Well, that's gonna be cauliflower, congrats! When was it? Saturday? Well, tough luck and enjoy your ear!" so to speak. So: He was certain --> cauliflower. He had his own ears drained quite some times in his competition time, so I think he's probably right. Same with my Judo-teacher: I asked him if I could come train even if my ear looks like that. Hey, cauliflower, nicely done, hardyhar. So, yes, schadenfreude as its best My other JJ-teacher, who "did it", was too busy laughing But: Today yet another teacher looked at it and said: It's just a hematoma, it will go away. Cauliflower is only in the upper part of the ear. I tend to believe the first two more, because they were both active in competitions and have seen their share of ears, but I got curious. Because my swelling is more "middle-ish" and not in the upper part (sorry for the bad wording here). It's not horribly bad either; the left side is worse, the right side has only a slight swelling I noticed by accident (I actually had to touch my teachers ear first, to see if it's normal that the ear is a bit soft on that place; well, it's not ) TLTR-version: I added a picture (feel free to ignore the cat), so that I can show where the swelling is, when I say "middle-ish": Sorry that the quality isn't better. So: Cauliflower or not?