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Bremerton, WA
A 26-year-old female asked:

i noticed a lump or swelling on the bone behind my right ear last night. its now very painful today should i be seen by a dr?

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Ear lump: Hello, the bone behing your ear is called your mastoid prominence. There are lymph nodes in this area that may become inflamed and cause pain. I would recommend ibuprophen as directed for a few days. If this persists, then see your family doctor. I hope this helps.

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Last updated Mar 20, 2016

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