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What is the large lump that forms behind your ear called & how to heal it?

What is the large lump that forms behind your ear called & how to heal it?

Bump behind ear: Could be a swollen lymph node or infection/tumor mass in the mastoid bone behind the ear. Any mass behind the ear needs to be evaluated by a physician b/c antibiotics or even more intervention may need to be undertaken. ...Read more

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Fluid lump behind ear?

Fluid lump behind ear?

Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more

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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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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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What can be done for a soft lump behind ear ?

What can be done for a soft lump behind ear ?

Monitor : This may be just a benign lymph node. Monitor the lump for changes such as increasing size, pain, texture, pigmentation. Any of these changes indicate a need for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Two big lumps behind left ear, what could this be?

Two big lumps behind left ear, what could this be?

Lumps: May be lymph nodes or sebaceous cysts. Best to have them checked out with an ENT ...Read more

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What can cause a lump to form behind the left ear?

What can cause a lump to form behind the left ear?

Node? cyst?: A post auricular lymph node can become inflammed and become enlarged if there is a small infection or sometimes a cyst can form. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm young and worried! lump behind ear!?

What to do if i'm young and worried! lump behind ear!?

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. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a movable lump behind ear. What should I do?

I'm worried about a movable lump behind ear. What should I do?

See your doctor: This type of mass may be a lymph node or may something more worrisome. The parotid salivary gland typically extends just behind the earlobe and may develop tumors in that portion of the gland, called the tail of the parotid. You should have your doctor evaluate this mass. ...Read more

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I have flat squishy lump behind ear for numerous years, question?

I have flat squishy lump behind ear for numerous years, question?

Squishy ear lump: Have your local ENT specialist look at it. If it is growing, painful or connected to any part of you ear or neck, it will likely need to be removed. ...Read more

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How do you know if a lump have a hard dot behind ear but don't know its there until you touch?

How do you know if a lump have a hard dot behind ear but don't know its there until you touch?

ENT consult: A lump should be evaluated right away. What you are describing is most likely a benign growth but consult an ENT physician soon. ...Read more

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I have a small, painful lump behind both ear lobes. They dont hurt outright, but they hurt to touch. Is this serious?

I have a small, painful lump behind both ear lobes. They dont hurt outright, but they hurt to touch. Is this serious?

Hard to say: These could be lymph nodes or cysts or infected/clogged follicles or even something else. Since it's bilateral - as in on both sides - lymph nodes are more likely the culprit. To be sure you should seek an in person evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have two seperate lumps directly behind my rught ear. Both are about an inch in length. They ache, sometimes painfully. Had them for 24 hours

I have two seperate lumps directly behind my rught ear. Both are about an inch in length. They ache, sometimes painfully. Had them for 24 hours

Lymphadenitis: Enlarged, painful lymph nodes behind the ear are often a reaction to a local infection in the face, scalp, ear, salivary gland, or other structure. It is best to see an otolaryngologist to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Found small lump behind my 4 year old ear it does not hurt . Did not know it was there until she felt it n told me it turns blue when you touch it?

Found small lump behind my 4 year old ear it does not hurt . Did not know it was there until she felt it n told me it turns blue when you touch it?

Lump behind ear: Lumps behind the ear are common. Oftentimes, these are lymph glands. As you describe it, it may happen to be a cyst. Please bring her to the pediatrician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do cancereous lumps behind ear look like?

How do cancereous lumps behind ear look like?

Various forms: Basal cell or squamous cell skin cancers can be very ulcerative and bleed often. Sometimes, basal cell lesions can be very nodular. This is something that should be seen by a dermatologist or ENT doctor. Many other things can cause bumps behind the ears. ...Read more

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I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one ?

I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one   

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Lymph nodes: These are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If you have a little cold or something, then this is common. If they don't go down or away in a week or so though, or get worse, i would see your doctor. ...Read more