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A 23-year-old female asked:

A lump behind my left ear. kinda hard and it itches, what can it be? notice it today. it is tender to touch and about the side of a pea.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
? Lymph node: What you described suggests a slightly enlarged lymph node. Wash you scalp thoroughly, daily You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
May 13, 2018

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