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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Typically: Tumors and infection will enlarge and harden. In your case is resolving, suggesting perhaps a pimple.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sebaceous cyst?: If your doc had diagnosed this a a sebaceous cyst ask him/her about removing it. It the sack of the cyst is not removed it can keep refilling. It is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Need exam: If not identical to bony bump behind other ear then he needs a full exam/history.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
20 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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
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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.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
In this area it is: Probably an inflamed lymph node. Check for a source of inflammation in the ear or scalp. You may want to have your md check it, .
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
25 years experience Family Medicine
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
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