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I have a small hard lump behind my right ear. i have headaches nausea, and dizziness. it doesn't hurt to the touch... what is it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea and when stimulated they are often bean sized or larget.Size often changes over weeks & often reflects bug bits, skin rashes or throat irritation, it is not likely related to headaches, nausea or dizziness. Your doc can confirm this.

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Last updated May 20, 2013

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