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My son has a lump behind his ear

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
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
Pediatrics 39 years experience
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
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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.When ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
52 years experience
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
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Ear lump: Hello, the bone behing your ear is called your mastoid prominence. There are lymph nodes in this area that may become inflamed and cause pain. I would... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Squishy ear lump: Have your local ENT specialist look at it. If it is growing, painful or connected to any part of you ear or neck, it will likely need to be removed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked... Read More
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