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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. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind my left ear, and its painful. And it comes and goes.

I have a hard lump behind my left ear, and its painful. And it comes and goes.

May be a inf cyst: You may have an infected cyst, need to see your doctor for examination and possible removal. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump behind my left ear that has been there for about two weeks and is slightly sensitive to touch. Should i be worried?

I have a small hard lump behind my left ear that has been there for about two weeks and is slightly sensitive to touch. Should i be worried?

Not yet: Often lumps behind the ear are enlarged lymph nodes. A visit to your family doctor can give you answers and possible treatment. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and your doctor is trained to identify lumps that are benign as well as those that are something more serious. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind my left ear which has caused a lot of pain and has grown over the past three days. It makes me feel sick and blurs my vision?

Furuncul aka boil: Boils can occur anywhere on your skin. It is a bacterial skin infection. The common symptoms are: painful, red bump that increases in the size over a few days. Boil also can cause a fever. You can actually treat a single boil at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage. Take some nsaids otc. If concerned or high fever see your pcp. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hard lump behind my left ear on my neck, what could this be?

What to do if I have a hard lump behind my left ear on my neck, what could this be?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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A few days ago i discovered a pea-size round hard lump behind my left ear at the bottom, it does not hurt, non movable and solid. What could it be?

A few days ago i discovered a pea-size round hard lump behind my left ear at the bottom, it does not hurt, non movable and solid. What could it be?

Several possiblities: A cyst, lymph node, infection, congenital cyst, lipoma are all possibilities. It would be a good idea to show this to your doc. Imaging and excision with pathology exam will likely benefit you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind my left ear. It does not hurt, but when i push on it, i can feel it in my ear toward my ear drum. Should i be concerned?

Concerned: Yes. It should be investigated. It might be only skin level (like a sebaceus cyct), but sometimes it can be something-else such as enlarged lymph node or a remnant from an abscess communicating with a mastoid cell. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind my left ear right at the top of the jaw bone?

Need exam: This is the area of the parotid gland. Could be a parotid tumor, or lymph node, or enlargement of TMJ. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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