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What to do if I discovered this small, hard lump behind my ear?

What to do if I discovered this small, hard lump behind my ear?

Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you more about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your doctor, or try Healthtap Prime for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pea-sized hard lump behind my ear, it's painless and immobile, decreases and increases in size, it's been there for at least 3 months.

I have a pea-sized hard lump behind my ear, it's painless and immobile, decreases and increases in size, it's been there for at least 3 months.

Likely harmless: If the lump becomes painful, grows larger than 2cm in diameter or is affecting your hearing then you should seek medical attention. Otherwise, it is likely a lymph node. Lymph nodes commonly fluctuate in size and behind the ear is a very common location ...Read more

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I got a hard lump behind my ear and its sore what do I do

I got a hard lump behind my ear  and its sore what do I do

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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I have a large hard lump behind my ear and get frequent sharp headaches is this normal ?

I have a large hard lump behind my ear and get frequent sharp headaches is this normal ?

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

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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. ...Read more

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My dr wants me 2 see an ENT bc I have a hard lump behind my ear she doesn't know what it is said it might be a hardening lymph node should I be worried?

My dr wants me 2 see an ENT bc I have a hard lump behind my ear she doesn't know what it is said it might be a hardening lymph node should I be worried?

More info helpful: At 22yo it would b unusually to have something new pop up and decide to just observe it, so further evaluation is needed. There are many variables and possibilities depending upon how large it is, where exactly it is( on ear, back of ear, scalp, side of head, etc...) also what it feels like ( soft, hard, mobile, fixed) and any other findings on a good physical exam. I agree with an ENT evaluation. ...Read more