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Bump To Head And Bruise Behind Ears
My son (3) hit head on his top middle of ear. He has a bruise and a small cut on ear. But he has a 2" bump behind ear too with a red mark. Hurt 2 touc?
Ear injury: Have it checked by your pediatrician. May need to have ENT take a look. Put ice on area for two hours. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I found a bump on my head behind my ear that wasn't there before. Its hard, doesn't move and feels like touching a sore bruise. Should I be concerned?
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
Small, bite like bumps, in clusters on top of head, left side of head and now spread to top left of forehead. Tender to the touch with bruise-like bump behind left ear. Pain moving into left eye socket. Started 6 days ago. No pain or fever or headaches.
See a doctor: Se a doctor soon and get checked. ...Read more
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
I just noticed a small bump on my head that is beneath the skin, just above my ear and behind my temple. It is painless but tender. What could it be?
My mom got bit on the arm when she was outside. She told me that when she got bit started out as a little red dot then it swelled up. Now she has two MORE bumps, a big one on her head and a smaller one behind her ear. They are very tender to the touch and
Bit by what??:
Prob best to have an exam and get a correct answer.
This format is not ideal for DXing this kind of question. ...Read more
My ten year old son has a painful bump on bone right behind right ear. It is not red or bruised. Should I take him to ER?
Lymph node: This is likely an inflamed lymph node and being tender is a good sign. He must be fighting an infection. Observe, drink plenty of water and see if goes away. After it has done its job. ...Read more
2 swollen lymph nodes behind ear. Extremely tired, itchy little bumps and a line of bruises? Anything to worry about?
I ve a tiny bump behind end of one ear, [not painful but a bit tender, [ since 6 --8weeks], can this be tumour? Do I need an urgent scan now? Thanks
It is likely to be an enlarged node due to some issue with your scalp. There is no urgent need for a scan. Watch the "bump": If it doubles in size, more bumps develop, the bump becomes painful, the bump ulcerates or bleeds, it would be time to see a doctor.
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I have a bump behind my left ear that is tender to the touch and was wondering what it could be. Dot believe it's an allergic reaction to earring beca?
I have a medium size bean shaped size bump behind my right ear that's hard and tender to the touch. It causes mild headaches.
If just started, likely a reactive lymph node. If so, wait 7-10 days. If still present, see MD.
I present for more than a few weeks now, see MD. ...Read more
Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe. What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1
Reactive lymph node: You may have a small infection there with a reactive lymph node right below it. If this fails to resolve then see your dr. To make sure there is nothing suspicious that needs a biopsy. We can get infections at a hair follicle that may be causing the tenderness. Get it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more
Last night car trunk hit my head I have no bruise/bump. Later my ear felt like h2o draining. Now it hurts w/pressure. What to do? Should I be worried?
Local trauma: If the trunk banging on head didn't leave any bruise or bump, it is unlikely that it was severe enough to cause any internal damage. You may have some fluid build up in your ears from previous allergies etc. That was exacerbated by the trauma last night. You may use OTC pain/anti inflammatory agent like Ibuprofen. If symptoms persist, get it checked with your doctor or Urgent care. Feel good. ...Read more
Rock hard, pea sized non tender non movable bump over mastoid bone behind left ear. Been there for 3 months does not change in size? Concern?
Follow: Likely a safe lymph node or if non mobile a small bone. It is tiny and non mobile and does not change. A US may be able to define it further but I'd doesn't sound bad. All the best. ...Read more
Woke up w/a tender bump (size of a pea/marble) behind my rt ear I started to get a radiating pain down my neck that also sits on my clavicle/rt should?
Infected cyst: Most likely you have infected cyst, you will need antibiotics and I&D please see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?
See your doctor:
If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent.
If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more
I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?
Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more
My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him
Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?
See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.
Hit head on metal pole about 12 hrs ago im on 20mg xarelto no headache or anything now. Do I really have to go to the dr for every bump or bruise?
Not necessarily: You don't have to. However, if you develop any bleeding, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or blurry vision to name a few symptoms then certainly you should. Blood thinners can cause potentially life threatening bleeds with or without trauma. When in doubt always call or visit a doctor. ...Read more
The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but I did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?
My 20 month old baby fell and hit her head real good on a door. Now she has a bruise and bump. What to do to bring down swelling? Is she gonna be ok?
Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr. Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion. Cold compresses can reduce the swelling, if the kid will let you. ...Read more
Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?
Yes it should be OK: Yes it should be ok. It is not unusual to have a bump persisting after a month and may have some color changes as well. ...Read more
I have a small tiny bump plus surrounding small area on the left side of my head just above the ear, that's tender when touched, what could it be?
Tender spot: That is probably a lymph node. They will swell up with any breach of the skin on the scalp or zits near it's drainage area ...Read more
A box of soap fell from the top cabinet on the crow of my head two days ago no bruise or bump! Started a mild headache! Should I be worried?!
Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??
Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more
My 5 year old fell down 5 steps, they were wooden, he has a bump on his head and a bruise on his left side above his hip, 24 hour ago, did not passout?
Post trauma: As long as he did not pass out and he is playful I would just keep a watchful eye on him. ...Read more
My son tripped and hit his head and has a bump on the side of his head raised up and bruised right away?
Head injury: Should be monitored closely. Needs to be examined if not acting like himself, is sleepy, vomits or had loss of consciousness. ...Read more