When I got my ears pierced, the right one was always getting infected. I eventually decided to just let the holes close up because I didn't want to deal with it. It has been about a year since I stopped wearing earrings and my right ear still has a huge lump in it that has not gone away. Is this just scar tissue or do I need to worry about this?
It is granulation scar tissue and is unlikely to go away on its own. Some people decide to have plastic surgery to have it removed but it is not necessary.