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i have a lump behind my ear and it hurts

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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hard lump: that hard lump may represent an enlarged lymph node that has been present for awhile and may have become calcified
A female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Common problem: Do not worry at this point. This could be a an inflamed hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst, or a lymph node. There are other possibilities to consider. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Level II Lymph Node: What you are describing is a level ii lymph node. These are enlarged when you get a sore throat, and can be enlarged when cancer spreads to them a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
Wait: it is normal mastoid bone. stop rubbing it, u may feel ok
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she will be able to remove it for you if that is what you want.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Berman
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get checked: By a dermatologist who can let you know what it is or need for more tests. Take care
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Many things: without an exam, I can only give general information; dermatologic conditions in particular are hard to discuss without seeing them. The tenderness ce ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Middle vs outer ear: There are several reasons for ear pain. Your family doc needs to examine you to determine if you have an middle or outer ear infection. Painful bump b ... Read More
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Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Common problem: This could be a an inflamed hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst, or a lymph node. There are other possibilities to consider. I would recommend seen an EN ... Read More
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