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Hard Lump Behind Ear On Skull
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
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.
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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. ...Read more
Hard almost immobile lump behind ear on skull bone around 1cm size. Painless unless touched. Worried of malignancy. Male 19. What is it?
Small hard lump on skull, just behind ear. Had it for years, sometimes more prominent but not bigger/ smaller. What could this be?
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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?
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
You need to be seen and have the "node" rechecked.
The weight loss is concerning and needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
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
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. ...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
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. ...Read more
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