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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bump behind ear: Hello, the bump behind your ear could be the normal mastoid process which is prominent behind our ear or a lymph node. I have seen nodes behind the ea ... Read More

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
See an ENT: Pain behind the ear can occur due to many illnesses. Ear, infection, swimmer's ear to name a few. Any person experiencing pain behind the ear should o ... Read More
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Tr ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: An asymptomatic ball or nodiule in that location is likely to be a benign lipoma, a fatty tumor of no pathologic significance. These sometimes enlarg ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
23 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Seborrhea: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis an inflammatory skin condition...You can try otc hydrocortisone. See your dermatologist for stronger medications as ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience Neurology
Head spasm: Spasm behind the ear is the result of neck muscle spasm. It is common and usually has no worrisome underlying cause.
A female asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several possibilitie: Most likely represents musculoskeletal discomfort, but could be secondary to ear or mastoid inflammation. Should be examined by physician.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain behind ear: Hello, i would recommend ice to the injured location as well as alternating between tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. This pain should resolve quick ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doctor: Significant neck pain following a car wreck needs to be evaluated by a physician.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes t ... Read More
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