I had 14g captive rings on my left and right ear lobes. about 5 weeks ago I stretched to 12g IS steel ear plugs (no problems there. the plugs slided in with no resistance whatsoever). My left ear lobe has been pierced for years so that's just perfect but I had pierced my right ear lobe just a month before I stretched. My right ear lobe hadn't totally healed but since it was such a small jump in sizes I didn't think it would matter. Now there is a bump (like a little ball) right around the piercing .I remember having a similar issue when I had my left ear lobe pierced and all I did was squeezing the liquid out and it healed fine. well, I tried doing the same thing on my right ear lobe, it swelled overnight and then went back to how it was before. if you look at the picture it doesn't look bad, you can't even tell there is this bump around the piercing but every time i take the jewelry off liquid comes out and it smells funny and if i squeeze it I get a little blood (more like redish water). It doesn't hurt. I'm a little concerned because it doesn't seem to be healing or planning on going away any time soon. I take the jewelry off once a day to clean, is that wrong? any ideas of what it is or how to get rid of it?