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Small painless lump above left ear

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
For peace of mind have a physician examine and advise you. It mist likely is a burnt out lymph node or a benign inclusion cyst.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 30 years experience
Typically: Tumors and infection will enlarge and harden. In your case is resolving, suggesting perhaps a pimple.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not yet: Often lumps behind the ear are enlarged lymph nodes. A visit to your family doctor can give you answers and possible treatment. It is always better ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Pinna lump: Most lumps on the pinna are not a major issue. Probably a blocked duct of some sort. There are small hairs on the pinna. If you do not like the look... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are normal structures that sift serum before it returns to the blood stream. They are often found easily on the head/neck where they are n... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
These are often lymph nodes that sift through body serum in a nearby region. They enlarge when they deal with local irritation or infection.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lipoma or a cyst: A lipoma is just a collection of fat cells that feels like a lump under the skin a cyst is like a gland, sometimes it can get blocked and fill with f... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Blood, maybe pus: Probably it's just blood. There may be an infection there too, so blood mixed with pus might cause this. If it gets red, hot, painful, then I would ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Can't dx: using this venue. Possibly a cyst or an enlarged lymph node. Would take an eval to know for sure. Take care.
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