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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?
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
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
Hard lump behind lft ear, then another lower down behind ear. painful to touch and pain shoots down jaw and neck, help??
Probably: Probably enlarged lymph node.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
3-year-old with hard, immovable lump behind ear. Fatigue, general malaise, intermittent leg pain for 7 months. Normal CBC, Neg EBV, elevated LDH.
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
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
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
I have a hard lump behind my ear for some time now, isn't a nymph node, but now I have onein front if my ear and the back of my head.What couldit be?
Disturbing findings: These lumps that are spreading appear quite significant and need medical attention now. ...Read more
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
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