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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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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

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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 10 week old has grape sized hard lump behind right ear along occipital bone that seems to have grown. No pain or any symptoms, what could this be?

My 10 week old has grape sized hard lump behind right ear along occipital bone that seems to have grown.  No pain or any symptoms, what could this be?

Ear infection: Many ear infections can be associated with lymph node enlargement, but the placement of this swelling can be the start of a mastoid bone inflammation or infection. Make sure you have the pediatrician look at this immediately ...Read more