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Hard Lump Behind Ear
Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more
Either or see a doc: it could be either a lymph node and that will explain the tenderness and mass effect it could be an oil gland cyst what is called sebaceous cyst that could get hard like a solid mass and it could get infected and turn to abscess like structure either way you need to see your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment at least with antibiotic before the infection spread good luck ...Read more
Should be checked: This is not usual so it should be checked by your child's doctor. ...Read more
Hard lump behind ear was told it was a lymph node. Hasn't grown but hasn't gotten smaller. I lost 6-7 lbs in last 3 months. Do I need to be concerned?
Below: You need to be seen and have the "node" rechecked. The weight loss is concerning and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Small painless hard lump behind ear lobe on neck about 4wks. Came when earlobe was infected. Lobe ok now but lump still there and remains same size.
Hard lump behind ear and on back of neck for over a month. Feeling very tired and nauseous. Should I be concerned?
Need evaluation: Hard lumps can be caused by many things. most causes are temporary and will resolve, like an enlarged lymph node in response to a local infection. However hard lumps it can be found with more serious illness like lymphoma or leukemia. Its very important that you go for evaluation ASAP, especially since you have been feeling tired. Losing weight or having fevers at night are other concerning signs ...Read more
Bloods came back- all fine regarding bloods and liver function. found a hard lump behind ear connected to my neck? i have minimal symptoms at the mo.
Had 2-3 lumps in left breast,today noticed a hard lump behind ear beneath my skull.With occasional pain in ear n stiff neck.R both these lumps related?
NO: Breast lumps and lumps behind the ear are not related. ...Read more
Found a hard lump behind ear that doesn't move. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be RA related? Like a swollen lymph node?
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