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Elkridge, MD
A 25-year-old female asked:

I have a hard painful lump just behind my ear by the hairline. it's rock hard,tender,i also have headaches, dizziness, and a ringing in my ear.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Solomon
39 years experience
See Your Dr: Assuming lump, headaches, ear-ringing and dizziness started more or less together or w/in a short period of time (as opposed to say, you had headaches or dizziness for years which now worsened), I would see your doctor without delay. These could be serious. They could also be related to a musculo-skeletal condition. A doctor will need to see and examine you to help.
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Dr. Adam Lewis
Dr. Adam Lewis commented
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
This may be an infection with an inflamed lymph node and pressure on the greater occipital nerve. A medical evaluation with determine the cause of the lump.
May 26, 2014
Last updated Dec 11, 2016


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