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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 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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Does the appearance of a lymph node or any lump behind the ear affect hair growth?

Does the appearance of a lymph node or any lump behind the ear affect hair growth?

Not necessarily: Whether a lump behind the ear affects hair growth depends on the location, depth and size of the lump. What exactly is causing the lump is important to know as well. You should see your regular doctor or ear, nose and throat specialist to see what the lump is. ...Read more

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Fluid- filled and pea- sized lump behind the ear. It started as pimple that had a head and popped. I have irritated it yesterday and it's now a soft pea- sized lump where clear sticky fluid keeps coming out.

Fluid- filled and pea- sized lump behind the ear. It started as pimple that had a head and popped. I have irritated it yesterday and it's now a soft pea- sized lump where clear sticky fluid keeps coming out.

Lumps, bumps on Skin: This is where a picture is better than a thousand words. This sounds like a post infection cyst or scar forming in your skin. We call these sebaceous cysts...They can become bigger and infected. And, they can be removed. If the spot is changing, growing, or causing pain please let some good medical provider help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I hit my ear, it's bruised around inside lining & swollen & got a lump behind the ear. My ear feels stiff and hurts. How long will that take to heal?

I hit my ear, it's bruised around inside lining & swollen & got a lump behind the ear. My ear feels stiff and hurts. How long will that take to heal?

A week or so...: The skin of the ear is well-supplied with blood vessels, while the inner cartilage is not. This supply of blood vessels allows for good healing in general, with appropriate wound care. The bruise (which is blood staining the skin from within) may linger and can look worse before it looks better. If stiffness and pain persist, it is best to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear. What can this be?

I have a lump behind my ear. What can this be?

Depends: The mastoid bone behind the ear can develop a lump from chronic infection. Lymph nodes can be felt as a lump but are softer. Simple cysts in the skin can be found where you describe. Make your question known at your next physicial examination, or make a special appointment if the lump is growing larger. ...Read more