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It very sore under my ear lobe when I press it, but doesn't feel swollen or any lumps. only hurts when I press it. what could this be?

It very sore under my ear lobe when I press it, but doesn't feel swollen or any lumps. only hurts when I press it. what could this be?

Jaw: Hello Scott944, Behind your earlobe are bones. If you are pushing near the lower part of your earlobe you may be pressing on your jaw. If your symptoms worsen or if you have pain with eating or have a hard time opening your mouth please see your health provider as these may be symptoms of TMJ. Regards, Dr. Cacho ...Read more

Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe a Dr. said swollen lymph node. It went away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?

I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe  a Dr. said swollen lymph node. It went  away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?

Salivary gland: The swelling you describe sounds more like swelling of the salivary gland called parotid gland. It may infected or its ducts may be obstructed with stone, See an ENT. ...Read more

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Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Got my ears pierced aboit 2 weeks ago. Now they're really tender and painful and I've discovered a swollen gland right below ear lobe. Is it infection?

Otitis externa: very likely it is.Please see a doctor right away.You need antibiotics ASAP.if the infection spreads,you will be in terrible pain.not to scare you,seek medical help. ...Read more

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I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.

Possible lymph node: Yes it could be a lymph node that is swollen or even a small sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve on its own you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have an infected lower ear lobe. What should I do. It's red, swollen and has puss. ?

I have an infected lower ear lobe. What should I do. It's red, swollen and has puss. ?

Ear lobe: If this is near a piercing, do not use your earrings. You need to see a clinician so that a culture can be taken and so you can be placed on empirical antibiotics. Any earring that has been used recently will require special attention to clean with antiseptic and rubbing alcohol to remove the chance of possible reinfection. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch . What could this be ?

I have a pain on the left side of my neck directly below my felt ear lobe that's sore to the touch . What could this be ?

Various...: This could be related to various possibilities: it could be a muscle spasm, an infected gland, ear infection, shingles. The only way to tell is getting examined. Make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a formal evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ear lobe suddenly got swollen, red, painful, and hot. It's the part of the lobe that's right below where the cartilage begins. What's causing it?

My ear lobe suddenly got swollen, red, painful, and hot. It's the part of the lobe that's right below where the cartilage begins. What's causing it?

Infection likely: other possibility is contact dermatitis. However, unless you wear ear ring in one ear only, infection is likely cause. You may want to see your doctor to start antibiotics as soon as possible since infection may spread in cartilage with may require surgery to treat ...Read more

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Hi, my ear lobe is inflamed and swollen to around double the size of it's counterpart. I've no piercings but think it's a result football on Saturday?

Hi, my ear lobe is inflamed and swollen to around double the size of it's counterpart. I've no piercings but think it's a result football on Saturday?

Get seen now: A swollen painful earlobe, especially if tight, firm swelling, from injury needs to be seen right away so you do not develop a permanent deformity (cauliflower ear). See http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/cauliflower-ear-symptoms-causes-treatments Protective headgear prevents this from happening more often now. ...Read more

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Why is my lymph node and ear lobe on my left side swollen?

Why is my lymph node and ear lobe on my left side swollen?

Possible infection: Swelling of ear lobe could be related to an infection with resulting lymph node enlargement. Medical eval should be able to clarify issue. Take care. ...Read more

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Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Lymph nodes: Given the information it is likely that you have some inflamed lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more