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lump behind toddlers ear

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swelling: Any type of unusual swelling or skin lesions with ulceration or continued growth in size should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist.
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Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Various forms: Basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers can be very ulcerative and bleed often. Sometimes, basal cell lesions can be very nodular. This is something ... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
26 years experience Radiology
Lymph nodes: These are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If you have a little cold or something, then this is common. If they don't go down or away in a week or so th ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Shoddy nodes: Lumps are lymph glands that pop up with upper respiratory infections or nasal congestion. They are benign in nature.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not for sure.: You need to be examined. That is the best way to help with your question.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Looked at : Lymph node vs inflammed cebaceous cyst. Needs examined either way.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, v ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard lump: Could be a lipoma, fibroma, calcified cyst or a carbuncle and less likely a cancer
A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Monitor : This may be just a benign lymph node. Monitor the lump for changes such as increasing size, pain, texture, pigmentation. Any of these changes indicat ... Read More
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