According to this article I'm in the 1% of the population that has one. If I lived in Asia somewhere I'd be one of the 3 to 4% of the population to have it.
I've had it, since birth. I always thought I got it inside the womb. I had a skin tag on my leg. Inside my Mom I must have been positioned like a pretzel. I thought the skin from my ear grew on my leg instead. I had the skin tag removed when I was itty bitty.
Taking a photo of your own ear that has hair flopped over in that spot isn't easy. Ha! Do you see the hole?
It's right here:
When I was really young it bothered me at times. I felt like something got stuck in there. When I was babysitting age I'd tell little kids that my brain leaked out there - just to mess with them.
As it turns out it's part of the sinuses. Who knew? I sure didn't! About 1% of the population has this little hole. It's usually above the right ear (It's above my right ear). It's not a big deal usually. Although some people have been known to get a cyst inside of it. Then it's kind of a big deal. It's probably a bad idea to put an earring in it - like I did when I was a kid.
I contacted both the ENT and the dreamy Allergy Asthma doctors just to let them know I have it. I don't know if the ENT will close it up, while I'm in surgery for the deviated septum and polyps, or if he'll just leave it, since it doesn't seem to bother me. Regardless I felt like it should be something to add to my chart.
Do you have any oddities like a birthmark, skin tags, or Preauricular Sinus like I do?
Isaak has a birthmark right on his spine. It's always been something his doctor told us to watch. Basically a birthmark in that spot means that area is a little weaker than the rest of his spine. So far no changes have happened with it though.