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i have a bump in my ear and it hurts

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Pimple?: Due to the limited space in the ear canal and sensitivity of the skin on the outer ear, minor issues can cause a lot of pain. Should get it checked to ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: with available info. Might be a cyst or a pimple.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: You must be examined-OK to use topical Neosporin Ointment on a Q-Tip to the outside of the irritated ear.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Examination needed: A physician would need to examine this structure for diagnosis. It could be a bony exostosis which is benign or a simple cyst or even an enlarged lymp ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Swimmers Ear: External otitis (swimmers ear). Keet ear dry. No Q-tips. Use OTC drops (ask pharmacist). If symptoms persist, see ENT doc.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Impossible: to tell what it is "on-line" An exam is needed!! For the present would STRONGLY recommend that you do not keep "feeling" it!! Leave it alone until inf ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: It's likely a lymph node because you are sick. Push fluids, take some Ibuprofen and get some rest. If it persists see your physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bump must be seen.: Unfortunately, it would be necessary to see the bump to answer your question as there are many causes for the same.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please your dentist: This may a wisdom tooth problem / abscess.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibilities: Maybe an inflammed on infected cyst or an enlarged postauricular lymph node.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Swimmer's ear: Mandy, this sounds like Swimmer's ears which means some sort of infection or inflammation in the outer ear canal. You need an ear drop with antibiotic ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You see MD: It is possible you have an infection. You should see your physician.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Right infront?: It is difficult to tell what type of problem you have from a short question/info you provided. Being 18 and i assume this is a new , large, painful bu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
36 years experience Dentistry
Poss. infected tooth: Can you pinpoint the pain to a tooth? It could be an abcess lower tooth. Please go see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen Gray
12 years experience Family Medicine
See your doc: It could be a cyst or inflammation if there was some trauma. Hard to say unless you have a doc look at it.
A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You should be: At your gynecologist.....Call and get an appt.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: It may be a swollen lymph gland as a result of an upper respiratory infection
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Check it out: See your doc. Could be different things.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Thomsen
33 years experience Family Medicine
Please be examined: It is always concerning when anyone presents with a "hard" lump. A good history and physical by a physician along with any indicated tests will aid in ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Injury or infection: You may have a small abrasion injury from picking or scratching the area, or an oil gland may have become plugged and infected. But i'm just guessing; ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: No way to determine what is going on without further history, exam and possibly lab tests or imaging studies. Please get this taken care of soon, and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?lymph node: Without an exam never sure what it may be, but possibly it is a lymphnode that became enlarged with a minor cough/cold/viral illness etc. If it does ... Read More
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