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my son has a lump behind his ear

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Infection: Likely abscess with possible cellulitis. Needs evaluation to rule out mastoiditis which can be very serious. Will also need antibiotic treatment. Plea ... Read More

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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated.W ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably OK: A 19 year old boy with 2 "marble sized lumps behind ear." Based on description, I am not sure if he has other symptoms, but these are probably just en ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would recommend an evaluation with dermatology. There are pediatric conditions which may cause these findings. Does he have any skin rashes or lesio ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Should be checked: These sound like lymph nodes which can swell up to fight anything foreign in your system- infection, inflammation, etc. Most are benign, but if they a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 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 female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 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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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recen ... Read More
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