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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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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

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Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?

Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal.  Is this dangerous/serious?

Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more

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Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Infection: of the ear would cause both. It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more

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The bone behind my left ear is swollen and very painful like a burning sensation. Have a lump where ear meets jaw. Could this be a mastoid bone infect?

The bone behind my left ear is swollen and very painful like a burning sensation. Have a lump where ear meets jaw. Could this be a mastoid bone infect?

Unlikely: It is impossible to have a mastoid infection without a middle ear infection. The tendons of the large neck muscles attach on the mastoid bone and you could have either a tendonitis or myositis. The lump where the ear meets the jaw could be the parotid gland tail. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...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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A lump show up behind my left ear in the crease, just before the ear lobe starts, is this a swollen lymph node and should I see a doctor?

A lump show up behind my left ear in the crease, just before the ear lobe starts, is this a swollen lymph node and should I see a doctor?

Possibly: May be any number of things, including a sebaceous cyst, node, folliculitis, etc. Not a bad idea to have it checked out if it doesn't go away on its own. ...Read more

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What would cause a swelling right behind my right ear at the base of the ear?

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What would cause a swelling right behind my right ear at the base of the ear?

Sebaceous cyst: That anatomical area is very common for sebaceous cyst. A sudden swelling may indicate infection. See your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. Definitive treatment may require surgical excision of the entire cyst. ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease ) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind my left ear right at the top of the jaw bone?

Need exam: This is the area of the parotid gland. Could be a parotid tumor, or lymph node, or enlargement of TMJ. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear.I got headaches too

Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear.I got headaches too

Lymphadenitis: Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Headache is a separate issue. If concerned, check with your pcp. ...Read more

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My right ear tragus is swollen and feels hard it is hurting, i also feel a wound or scratch in my ear if touch behind the tragus inside the ear.

My right ear tragus is swollen and feels hard it is hurting, i also feel a wound or scratch in my ear if touch behind the tragus inside the ear.

Ear swollen : The symptoms you describe sound like an infection from an insect bite. Would recommend being examined and be sure there is no abscess formation and whether you need antibiotics Hope you feel better soon ...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