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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

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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Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention. ...Read more

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Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

First question is: possible infection or scar tissue, see doctor to diagnose and treat, until appointment apply topical antibiotic ointment twice a day ...Read more

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Fluid lump behind ear?

Fluid lump behind ear?

Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more

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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more

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Small bump behind my baby's ear.

Small bump behind my baby's ear.

Lymph node: Posterior auricular lymph nodes are often enlarged behind the ears of infants as a result of cradle cap, scratches to the scalp or infections of the external ear canal. The mastoid process is a normal bony structure of the skull which is behind, and slightly below the ear. Lymph nodes are generally rubbery in texture and somewhat motile, while the mastoid is larger, hard, and non-mobile. ...Read more

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I have hard big lump on neck behind ear?

I have hard big lump on neck behind ear?

See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

See doctor: Could be related to ear or throat infection. Less likely, could be malignancy n tongue or throat. ...Read more

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Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now! ...Read more

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I have a hard firm knot not moveable behind my ear (lower) near neck (side)?

I have a hard firm knot not moveable behind my ear (lower) near neck (side)?

Get it checked: Any growth or lump that you have must be checked by a physician to assess its size and its possible cause. after a physical exam, the doctor may order an imaging study(X-Ray or Ultrasound) in order to find out the cause and extent of the tumor. A biopsy is sometimes necessary if the doctor suspects Cancer as opposed to infection as the cause(Infection causing it makes it tender to touch) ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr.Comp?Cancer?

I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr.Comp?Cancer?

Mastoid process v LN: It's possible you're feeling your own mastoid process -which is a normal boney nodule right behind the ear. Check both sides of your head to see if it's symmetrical -if so, that's what it is. If these are 'asymmetric' findings you should have a physical exam by a doctor who can explain these findings. I would want to know more about your medical condition and risks for cancer, so schedule w/ an MD ...Read more

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Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline. Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing. Bone growth?

Slowly growing, solid, unmovable lump below right ear at jawline.  Earaches, strange headaches, hearing loss, difficulty swallowing.  Bone growth?

See ENT : Parotid glad and tumor or infection can do that! Could be aN enlarged node also- Be examined soon. May need imaging and even biopsy ...Read more

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Centralized head pain, painful headaches, small bump behind right ear on bone. Pressure also.

Centralized head pain, painful headaches, small bump behind right ear on bone. Pressure also.

Variety of causes: There many things that could cause this, one of which is an ear infection. Best to have exam and get correct answer and treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Allergies: You may have allergies.The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain.theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read more

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