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Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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I have a hard lump behind my ear on skull which is a little black in color. I can also feel a little pain after every minute or so.

I have a hard lump behind my ear on skull which is a little black in color. I can also feel a little pain after every minute or so.

Send a picture: You can upload a photo of the involved area, anonymously, to www. Imgur. Com They will link it to its own URL web address. Resubmit your question to HT and INCLUDE THE LINK in your question, e.g. SEE:______. We will be able to click the link and see the photo. If that is not possible then see a physician to examen the area. It's not possible to tell what it may be without seeing it.

Dr. David Earle Dr. Earle
Surgery
27 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Hard almost immobile lump behind ear on skull bone around 1cm size. Painless unless touched. Worried of malignancy. Male 19. What is it?

Hard almost immobile lump behind ear on skull bone around 1cm size. Painless unless touched. Worried of malignancy. Male 19. What is it?

Cyst: Most likely a benign (not cancer) cyst. Don't worry. To be sure, have a doctor see it. Primary care is fine. No hurry unless growing or painful. Hope this helps!

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi Dr. Saghafi
Neurology
29 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Painless, Hard 1cm wide lump, behind ear, on the neck close to where the skull meets, Sometimes aches. Hasn't changed size for over a year. I'm 22?

Painless, Hard 1cm wide lump, behind ear, on the neck close to where the skull meets, Sometimes aches. Hasn't changed size for over a year. I'm 22?

I've got 2 of them: I've got 2 of these things in the same place as you since age 9. They didn't turn out to be anything hazardous or important...wouldn't you agree? They are common and can be anything from a calcific lymph node to a small benign bony growth called an exostosis or osteoma. All harmless. By all means have it checked out though. Or if you'd like to show me one: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

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Dr. Sudhir Khemka Dr. Khemka
Anesthesiology
21 years in practice
Manipal Academy of Higher Education Kasturba Medical College Mangalore
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I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .

I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .

I: I recommend, you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side.

Dr. Albert Melaragno Dr. Melaragno
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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7 yr old son woke up with dime sized bump on skull behind ear. Very sore to the touch, hard not squishy. Couldn't find evidence of a bug bite. Doctor?

7 yr old son woke up with dime sized bump on skull behind ear. Very sore to the touch, hard not squishy. Couldn't find evidence of a bug bite. Doctor?

Lymph gland: Sounds like an inflammed lymph gland. This can happen in response to recent infection in the area. You could first apply heat to it and observe if it gets larger and remains tender. Sometimes these glands get infected and swell. Call your doctor if not improving with heat and observation

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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The skin behind my left ear feel like it's crawling itches with bump on skull behind ear?

The skin behind my left ear feel like it's crawling itches with bump on skull behind ear?

Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis.

Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Hard lump behind my left ear but not in the ear itself, it is located in my lower skull. I got light headaches for a week or 2.

Hard lump behind my left ear but not in the ear itself, it is located in my lower skull. I got light headaches for a week or 2.

Hard lump: The lump behind your ear is a lymph gland as a result of a previous upper respiratory infection the headaches may be due to a snus cold.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh Dr. Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
32 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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My 9 year old son has two painless hard lumps on his skull behind his ear, no other symptoms and seems not to be caused by an infection?

My 9 year old son has two painless hard lumps on his skull behind his ear, no other symptoms and seems not to be caused by an infection?

Mgt: I would recommend an evaluation with dermatology. There are pediatric conditions which may cause these findings. Does he have any skin rashes or lesions? Is he developing and growing normally?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear. I got headaches too

Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear. I got headaches too

Lymphadenitis: Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Headache is a separate issue. If concerned, check with your pcp.

Dr. Charlene Sojico Dr. Sojico
Pediatrics
37 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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I got a hard lump at my lower skull behind my ear, not painful when touched, got fever last night, light headaches, ?

I got a hard lump at my lower skull behind my ear, not painful when touched, got fever last night, light headaches, ?

Swollen lymph: Gland with a fever and headache may indicate infection - viral or bacterial. You can observe for now and do supportive management- bed rest, plenty of fluids, fever and pain medicine as needed. You may be coming down with a throat infection, sinus infection or viral illness. I if condition worsened, you need to see your doctor.

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.

Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited.

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER Dr. COLDWATER
Pediatrics
34 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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My 4 year old daughter has a hard lump behind ear it does not hurt but turns blue when touched?

My 4 year old daughter has a hard lump behind ear it does not hurt but turns blue when touched?

Should be checked: This is not usual so it should be checked by your child's doctor.

Dr. John Rhoades Dr. Rhoades
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked.

Dr. M. Hytham Beck Dr. Beck
Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Mujjahid Abbas Dr. Abbas
Bariatrics
16 years in practice
University of the Punjab, King Edward Medical College
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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.

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.

Lymph node: Most likely a lymph node which was inflamed initially, could be something else as well, like a lipoma, cyst etc plz make sure with your doctor.