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Bone Growth Behind Ear
Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline. Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing. Bone growth?
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
No: Once the bone is removed it smooths over but does not grow back as the mastiod process. ...Read more
Grape sized bone like lump underneath left ear behind jaw bone. Its been there for aprox 2.5 years... No palpable symptoms?
See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Possibly: You might have some type of infection. Please see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more
26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?
Cellulitis: tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. if you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more
Hearing loss (with middle ear effusion in right ear), enlarged firm mastoid node on same side for 10 months, nose chronically blocked. Possible cause?
Regeneration?: Bone grafting mostly produce a regeneration effect, which meant eestablish a loss bone height (hard to achieve in horizontal defect) or bone width (easily achieved). Your jaw bone growth can only achieved with bmps (bone morphogenetic proteins) and patient should be at young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If the lump feels stone hard and immovable and it is not painful to touch it might be a Torus Palatinus - a natural and normal part of your mouth. If on the other hand the lump is different than the above description, you should see your dentist and have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear discomfort that follows behind jaw to lymph nose that is swollen below ear and ear pops when i swallow????!
Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare, so it is likely not a cancer right out of the gate. Where is this lump, behind the ear? If so, it's likely normal anatomy (mastoid process). No skull is completely without irregularities, if you have symptoms such as pain, headaches, or increase in size would get it checked out, if not there's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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