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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

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

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Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

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

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Hard lump behind ear sore when i touch it.What is it and what will i do?

Hard lump behind ear sore when i touch it.What is it and what will i do?

Probably lymph node: The mass is probably an inflamed lymph node related to your ear infection. Please see your doctor for treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind ear and on back of neck for over a month. Feeling very tired and nauseous. Should I be concerned?

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

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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.

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.

See specialist: You should see a specialist who may biopsy the area or get a radiological exam like a CT scan. This could be a lymph node or a mass in the tail of your parotid salivary gland ...Read more

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Found a hard lump behind ear that doesn't move. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be RA related? Like a swollen lymph node? Or new nodule?

Found a hard lump behind ear that doesn't move. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be RA related? Like a swollen lymph node? Or new nodule?

You kno when I was-: -in med school I felt the same thing. As a med student I thought it just popped up & I was going 2 die or had some horrible disease. Now @ 74yrs it's still there @ I'm alive & well. So the reality of it is that like mine it has been there 4 a long time & U just noticed it. I finally gave up feeling it & no more worries. 2 B sure,ask Ur rheumatologist on Ur next appt. it probably due 2 infec. Child ...Read more

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Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?

Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?

Lymph node: It is probably a small lymph node but it is best to get it checked by your GP. Make an appointment to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump behind ear had no infection scared it could be sumthing more am having lot of sweats and feeling tired?

Hard painless lump behind ear had no infection scared it could be sumthing more am having lot of sweats and feeling tired?

Lymph node.: It could just be a swollen lymph node. Make an appointment to see your doctor to have this examined. ...Read more

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Sept9 posted about painful lymph nodes..Since have fatigue, glands still up. Hard painless lump behind ear. Epstein virus test positive. What is it?

Sept9 posted about painful lymph nodes..Since have fatigue, glands still up. Hard painless lump behind ear. Epstein virus test positive. What is it?

Mononucleosis: Classic description of the viral illness mononucleosis. Contagious by oral contact.Self-limited, but can be chronic.No antimicrobials are needed since this is viral, but secondary streptococcus infection could require treatment. In some cases the spleen can enlarge and even rupture, so limited activity is sometimes recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.

3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.

Biopsy: There are many possibilities, the only definitive answer will be to do an excisional biopsy. I recommend you discuss these options with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My daughter has a hard lump behind one ear that hurts when pressed or when she leans on that ear. What could it be? Otherwise fine - no other symptoms

My daughter has a hard lump behind one ear that hurts when pressed or when she leans on that ear. What could it be? Otherwise fine - no other symptoms

Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea and when stimulated they are often bean sized or larger.Size often changes over weeks & often reflects bug bits, skin rashes or throat irritation. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered this small, hard lump behind my ear?

What to do if I discovered this small, hard lump behind my ear?

Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you more about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your doctor, or try Healthtap Prime for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage i would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump behind my ear and get frequent sharp headaches is this normal ?

I have a large hard lump behind my ear and get frequent sharp headaches is this normal ?

Depends: Depends what you mean by "normal".....Aa lump behind the ear may be a lymph node that is enlarged...That is normal as it is doing its job. If it is infected it will be tender. It may or may not be related to a sharp headache. Your symptoms are best evaluated in a visit with your physician so you can be examined more details obtained. This is hard to answer without seeing you. ...Read more

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I have a pea-sized hard lump behind my ear, it's painless and immobile, decreases and increases in size, it's been there for at least 3 months.

Likely harmless: If the lump becomes painful, grows larger than 2cm in diameter or is affecting your hearing then you should seek medical attention. Otherwise, it is likely a lymph node. Lymph nodes commonly fluctuate in size and behind the ear is a very common location ...Read more

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I got a hard lump behind my ear and its sore what do I do

I got a hard lump behind my ear  and its sore what do I do

Be seen: Be seen by a doctor. Might just be a ln from a viral illness, but could be other infection which might require medication. ...Read more