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A huge lump behind the ear?

A huge lump behind the ear?

See your doctor: Could be a lymph node, a skin cyst, a tumor, or an infection. This needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the huge pustule behind my ear lobe?

What is the huge pustule behind my ear lobe?

Cyst: It is likely an infected epidermal / sebaceous cyst and will require incision and drainage along with antibiotics. Please seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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What is a lump behind the ear be?

What is a lump behind the ear be?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, cartilege and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can ur bone behind ur right ear be larger the the bone behind the left? Is this normal? I do have a small pea size cyst behind right ear.

Can ur bone behind ur right ear be larger the the bone behind the left? Is this normal? I do have a small pea size cyst behind right ear.

Mastoid bone: The bone behind that ear is the mastoid bone. It commonly has many air cells that communicate with the middle ear. If there is no redness, pain or tenderness to the touch and you ear drum and hearing are normal, it is possible that there may an asymmetry of the size of the mastoid bone. See an ENT doctor is you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea size bump on the right side of my head near the tragus of the ear. It is a little sore if touched.

I have a hard pea size bump on the right side of my head near the tragus of the ear. It is a little sore if touched.

Needs evaluation: In all likelihood, it is an inclusion cyst but it would be best if you had it checked by your Primary Care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Small painful pea size lump below the skin behind left ear, what is this?

Small painful pea size lump below the skin behind left ear, what is this?

In this area it is: Probably an inflamed lymph node. Check for a source of inflammation in the ear or scalp. You may want to have your md check it, . ...Read more

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Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now! ...Read more

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Possible mastoiditis? There's a lump behind my ear, somewhat tender.

Possible mastoiditis? There's a lump behind my ear, somewhat tender.

Lump behind ear: Most lumps behind the ear are either an enlarged lymph node, possibly infected (if it is tender) or a sebaceous cyst (a sac of cheesy smelling oil and fat), which can be tender as it enlarges. Mastoiditis does cause tenderness directly behind the ear, but is not usually associated with a lump except in severely advanced, untreated stages, which is unlikely. ...Read more

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A small lump on face near the right ear?

A small lump on face near the right ear?

Not enough info!: How long have you had this lump? Does it hurt? Are you having any other symptoms, like a rash, cold, or teeth problems? Ask your question again and be more specific please. There is a 150 character limit so be brief but complete. ...Read more

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I have a small lump the size of a pea on my head behind my ear. What would that be?

I have a small lump the size of a pea on my head behind my ear. What would that be?

Ear mass: The most common thing is a small, insignificant lymph node. If it doesn't hurt, and is not enlarging, it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a pea size lump on top of the ear. Help?

I have a pea size lump on top of the ear. Help?

Need exam: Hard to say what it is without examination. See ENT doc for exam. Often these things need to be biopsied. ...Read more

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Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more