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Causes Of Lump On Ear Canal
I noticed a small pea size lump right in front of the tragus of my right ear its under the skin. Causes dizziness and headaches. Infection?
Strange: Your presentation is very odd for your described symptoms. You should see your doctor for all the symtoms and get evaluated ...Read more
Ear pit: If there is just a small hole, the condition is called a pre-auricular pit. These are congenital, meaning that you were born with it. This is not a serious condition, but these can get infected. Many people have them and have no problems with them at all. If they get infected recurrently, we generally recommend having them excised or removed. They can be removed before they get infected, too. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor, an ENT doctor, or a dentist can look to see what a bump on the palate might be. If it is a small, soft, temporary sore bump, that could be due to trauma, a virus, or a canker sore. Any other bump should be checked to see if it is a mucocele (cyst with mucus/saliva inside), a wart (caused by some strain of hpv), or more rarely, some sort of oral tumor. ...Read more
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
Age24f,A painless swelling behind the ear over the bone ,no pus,just hard swelling,no pain.What could be the cause of this?
Are lymph nodes present on ear cartilage? I have a small lump behind my ear cartilage. Not on the neck or the head part but on the ear.It is tender.
Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. no trauma to the area. could it be cancer?
Some concerns about: that. It is not exactly the right spot for normal lymph nodes. Furtehrmore that is quite large for a normal lymph node. without an exam, I can only give general information and it would seem to be something to get an exam for. ...Read more
Sinus infection : Only if over the forehead. Check for a cyst or other problem if on the top of the head. ...Read more
I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?
Cause of swelling below ear along right side jawline almost to chin? feels full of fluid. Could this cause pinched feeling under same side of tongue?
A few possibilities: There are several types of infections that can cause these symptom.s How long have you had them? If you feel like you can't swallow or are having any trouble breathing, you should go to the emergency room. Otherwise, I would be seen in the next day or two to be evaluated for infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?
Reactive node: It sound's like you have a reactive lymph node. This is a lymph node that is doing it's job by enlarging to help get rid of the infections you've been suffering. It should be gone within 4 weeks. If it's not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Hard bump at the bottom of my ear where the earlobe meets the side of my head. Been there for months, swelling goes down sometimes. Lymph node?
Bump around ear lobe: The most likely lesions are sebaceous cysts. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?
Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more
It can: Pain in the head, neck, and jaws very often is felt in areas outside where the source is. This is true of toothaches (i.e. Root canal infections), muscle pain (myofascial, tmd, muscle tension), among other things. You could always seek an evaluation by an endodontist to rule out a tooth source. If still unsure, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is hidradenitis?Have a leaky cyst on upper ear lobe-very painful ear top and back of ear, is this it? Hot compresses and squeezing out fluids .
Hydradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disease that commonly affects areas bearing apocrine sweat glands or sebaceous glands, such as the underarms, breasts, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. The ear lobe is not a likely location. You should have this seen by a doctor and if necessary referred to a dermatologist. ...Read more
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