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What causes a recurring swelling on top of the bone behind your bottom earlob? This happens every couple of months and rotates sides...
Swelling behind ear: The most common swelling right behind the ear over the mastoid bone is some kind of cyst. Sebaceous cysts are common. Another swelling could be an enlarged lymph node as a reaction to some prior infection in this area. Both of these can fluctuate in size from month to month. Lymph nodes feel firmer, solid and tend to get smaller over time. Cysts feel softer, compressible and get larger over time. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump
Fells like hard little knot on mastoid bone behind ear been there a couple of weeks has not gotten bigger 31 yr old female no other symptoms w c i be?
I have a hard bone behind my left ear. It is significantly different from the right side. It feels like bone and doesn't hurt but I get frequent migra?
Often times this: is a normal variation..none of us are perfectly symmetrical and if you compare the right side of your face to the left, or your right hand to your left, you will see they are different: larger, smaller, different shape, etc. But sometimes the larger size of the mastoid indicates infection that has spread from the ear. Usually there would be significant associated pain. Consult your Doctor with ?'s ...Read more
Bone behind right ear is more prominent then behind left ear. No pain. Is this type of asymmetry normal?
Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?
Mass: It doesn't matter what I think it might be based on the limited information you have provided, it needs to be seen by a doctor. I'm not sure why you have been watching it for "awhile" but now sought medical attention on line instead of in person but you already know you need medical evaluation. See your doctor. ...Read more
My lingual frenectomy was done by cutting part of the flesh off the bone behind my bottom teeth instead of frenulum itself. Is that a normal method?
Yes: The true attachment for the tongue is huge. A frenectomy will look gruesome for a while. Any oral surgeon who performed such a procedure will require you to return for a post operative evaluation. Discuss your concerns with them at your follow-up appointment. Provided that there was no infection or complications i'd expect 1mm of healing per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do u wear glasses?: If you wear glasses make sure they do not get too tight behind your ears! Very common pain in bone from pressure! If not - do u have sinus& ear pain, congestion? Fever? Headache? If not - unlikely sinus infection. Try Ibuprofen, cold compress, rest, gentle massage- " Tiger balm". If pain persists - see doctor. ...Read more
I have 3 hard, painful lumps on the bone behind my right ear. Im starting to get a slight headache and a little naseas. What is it?
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
31 yr old female knot on mastroid bone behind ear for a month has not gotten bigger. Is not sore or moveable no other symptoms should I worry?
No.: A knot or lump in that area is probably an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes enlarge due to infection/inflammation typically. I only worry about cancer if nodes continue to grow over time. If it does not go away on its own within 2-4 more weeks, see a physician. But, otherwise i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
I have a hard, swollen bone behind my right ear that has not gone away in two months. I have headaches and pain behind my right ear. What is it?
Pain behind ear: Many possibilities. You need to see your doctor to get examined to determine cause. ...Read more