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What causes a lump on the ear cartilage ?

What causes a lump on the ear cartilage ?

Most commonly trauma: However, this could be neoplastic and should be examined by a physician with possible biopsy to establish a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is the hole on my ear serious (preauricular cyst)?

Is the hole on my ear serious (preauricular cyst)?

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

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What causes a lump or bump on the roof of the throat?

What causes a lump or bump on the roof of the throat?

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

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Infection is the cause of swollen left ear or right ear?

Infection is the cause of swollen left ear or right ear?

Can be rt or left: You can get infection in right or left ear, and there will be swlling of the ear lobe or ear canal in external ear infection there are other conditions which can also cause swelling of external ear, so have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Age24f,A painless swelling behind the ear over the bone ,no pus,just hard swelling,no pain.What could be the cause of this?

Age24f,A painless swelling behind the ear over the bone ,no pus,just hard swelling,no pain.What could be the cause of this?

Need more informatio: There are many possibilities but infection and growth both have to be considered along with examination of the ears, nose, throat and possibly imaging with CT scan, etc. An Ear, nose, throat expert should be consulted. ...Read more

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Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. no trauma to the area. could it be cancer?

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

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Can a sinus infection cause a lump on the top of my skull?

Can a sinus infection cause a lump on the top of my skull?

Sinus infection : Only if over the forehead. Check for a cyst or other problem if on the top of the head. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Any : Inflammation can cause swelling of the lymph nodes. Most likely the contusion to the head caused inflammatory reaction. Which lead to the swelling if the nodes. Keep an eye on the swelling. If things change. See your doctor ...Read more

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There's lump in side of neck and behind my ear. What is this?

There's lump in side of neck and behind my ear. What is this?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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Could the lumps and bulges behind my ear be the cause of my severe headaches?

Could the lumps and bulges behind my ear be the cause of my severe headaches?

Unlikely: Behind the ear may be lymph nodes or the mastoid process which is a bony structure. Headaches may be related to migraine or tmj. If you have pain in the temple or with chewing, you may have myofacial pain related to tmj. Softer food warm compresses and Motrin may help. ...Read more

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What causes back of tongue pain that travels into ear canal, and painful swallowing?

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What causes back of tongue pain that travels into ear canal, and painful swallowing?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Does a root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

Does a  root canal infection cause headaches? My headache is on top of my head and forehead..

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 more

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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 .

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