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Have a hard movable lump right above my left tragus. Any idea what it could possibly be. It is also kind of painful.?

Have a hard movable lump right above my left tragus. Any idea what it could possibly be. It is also kind of painful.?

Cyst / Lymph node: Either a cyst or lymph node. Hard to say without exam. If this is resolving I do not think you have much to be concerned about. But if progressive you should see someone. ...Read more

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I have a hard small lump, under my skin anterior to my tragus, also have had extremely bad headaches-so bad they wake me in the middle of the night.?

I have a hard small lump, under my skin anterior to my tragus, also have had extremely bad headaches-so bad they wake me in the middle of the night.?

Grinding teeth?: There are a number of possibilities here, however if you find yourself grinding your teeth while sleeping or if putting gentle pressure on the lump as you open and close your jaw you may have inflammation of your TMJ. Anti inflammatories like ibuprofen may help some. If check with your dentist. Other masses in the area (parotid gland) generally wouldn't contribute to headaches. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have a lump I front of my tragus (ear) it disappears when I open my mouth. I compressed that area with warm water and it has gone down abit?

I'm 18 and have a lump I front of my tragus (ear) it disappears when I open my mouth. I compressed that area with warm water and it has gone down abit?

Possibly: It's possible that you have a "preauricular" (in front of the ear) lymph node. Though this is hard to determine without better understanding any associated symptoms or the actual appearance/feeling of the "lump". You should seek medical attention if this lump does not resolve in the upcoming weeks or gets larger or you develop other symptoms around it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I am unable to give: You a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear gets better? If yes then monitor if it continues for more than 2 weeks, I recommend visiting your primary for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my tragus (left side) (feels like there's a lump) + pain just below in my jaw (left side). (had pain for 4 days so far).What could this be?

Sharp pain in my tragus (left side) (feels like there's a lump) + pain just below in my jaw (left side). (had pain for 4 days so far).What could this be?

Possibly jaw joint: It may be your jaw joint is not working properly. Put your fingers over the lump and try to open and close. It the lump moves when you mouth moves it is probably your tmj. It sounds like you may have a jaw joint problem developing. See your dentist or a dentist that treat TMJ problems conservatively (splint and phyical therapy). ...Read more

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I'm 18 I have a small lump (no growth)right Infront of my tragus (ear)it disappears when I open my mouth. It has no pain or symptoms. I also have tonsils.

I'm 18 I have a small lump (no growth)right Infront of my tragus (ear)it disappears when I open my mouth. It has no pain or symptoms. I also have tonsils.

3 possibilities: 1.) Jaw joint disc dislocation

2.) lymph node that moves into the jaw joint when you open your mouth

3.) small growth of parotid gland

recommend you see Head and Neck surgeon for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Extremely painful lump next to left tragus. Growing. Now size of two peas. When touched, sends pain to skull, ear, neck, and left arm. What is it?

Extremely painful lump next to left tragus. Growing. Now size of two peas. When touched, sends pain to skull, ear, neck, and left arm. What is it?

Need to see: It's going to be really hard to answer this question without seeing the lesion you're talking about but it could be an infected cyst that needs treatment with antibiotics and possibly even drainage. It could also possibly be a very enlarged lymph node which become enlarged when there is some other infection in the area which still leads me to believe you need to be seen by your doc ASAP ...Read more

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Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance?

Got a hardish lump next to tragus in parotid/preaucular area. Got an ear infection and get them frequently. Feel well otherwise but need reassurance?

Mgt: If the area is not painful to touch and does not increase in size, the natural progression of reactive nodes is to eventually resolve in the next several weeks. ...Read more

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Are their any blood vessels near the tragus part of the ear? I feel a swollen lump in that area could it be an anurysm?

Are their any blood vessels near the tragus part of the ear? I feel a swollen lump in that area could it be an anurysm?

Not likely: You are probably feeling a swollen lymph node. If you are sick it is related. If you are not and it hasn't gone down you should be checked out. While of course there are blood vessels there. It is quite unlikely that you have an aneurysm. You doctor's examination will help figure it out. ...Read more

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Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear. Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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I have hard red bump beside tragus piercing?

I have hard red bump beside tragus piercing?

Red bump tragus: If you have a red bump after tragus piercing, there may be an infection. You can have your ear evaluated for possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea size bump on the right side of my head near the tragus of the ear. It is a little sore if touched.

I have a hard pea size bump on the right side of my head near the tragus of the ear. It is a little sore if touched.

Needs evaluation: In all likelihood, it is an inclusion cyst but it would be best if you had it checked by your Primary Care. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a firm bump next to my tragus under the skin. Making the inside of my ear hurt and right side of head hurt.

I have a firm bump next to my tragus under the skin. Making the inside of my ear hurt and right side of head hurt.

Bump: Bump near ear with ear pain could be the beginnings of heroes zoster/shingles. How old are you and can you send a photo ASAP? ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in the front of my neck. Is this a cause for alarm?

I have a hard lump in the front of my neck. Is this a cause for alarm?

Needs evaluation: It could be any number of things from a simple enlarged lymph node to something more serious. It would be best to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a small lump right next (in front) to my elbow that developed after I hit my self there with the edge of a table last year. Its hard and hurts?

I have a small lump right next (in front) to my elbow that developed after I hit my self there with the edge of a table last year. Its hard and hurts?

Lump: It could be a sebaceous cyst, a fibroma or a lipoma all of which are unimportant and should not cause any further proble ms. However if it is unsightly and you want it removed see your physician ...Read more

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Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part), which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.

Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part), which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.

Can't tell: If it bothers you, you need to go see your doctor. Potential causes include everything from a foreign body to a cancer. Since the treatments are different for various causes, your doctor is the best person to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I’ve got a semi hard rounded lump under my tongue. Behind my bottom front teeth. It can’t be seen only felt. When I brush my front bottom teeth it feels weird. It’s not pus filled. It doesn’t hurt. I’m afraid this is cancer I’m a 23 y/I male who smok?

I’ve got a semi hard rounded lump under my tongue. Behind my bottom front teeth. It can’t be seen only felt. When I brush my front bottom teeth it feels weird. It’s not pus filled. It doesn’t hurt. I’m afraid this is cancer I’m a 23 y/I male who smok?

Lump under tongue: This cannot be diagnosed without a visual/clinical examination. Any swelling or unusual lesion that has been present for more than 10 days should be examined.
See a dentist or oral surgeon for a clinical examination. ...Read more

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I have 3 hard lump on the front bottom of my mouth, 41 year old female please help?

I have 3 hard lump on the front bottom of my mouth, 41 year old female please help?

See a doctor: A doctor will need to examine you to determine what the lumps may. Depending on the lumps you may ned a biopsy. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing neck lump or bulge. It came on suddenly 1 week prior to a cold in front of voice box. Lump is hard and oriented slighty above voicebox in middle of neck.

My Husband is experiencing neck lump or bulge. It came on suddenly 1 week prior to a cold in front of voice box. Lump is hard and oriented slighty above voicebox in middle of neck.

Likely lymph node: Most likely a lymph node, which is enlarged because of the cold (viral infection). If it persists more than a few weeks, new areas appear, or it enlarges get it checked out by a doctor. There are more serious diseases which can cause lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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Had lipoma removed from front rib. Now a hard lump is in it's place. I am now 5 days post surgery and still there. Normal part of healing?

Had lipoma removed from front rib. Now a hard lump is in it's place. I am now 5 days post surgery and still there. Normal part of healing?

Common Post-op: A hard lump is common after surgery, it is referred to as the 'healing ridge'. Sometimes a hematoma or seroma fluid collection can occur. Only an exam could tell. See your surgeon if still concerned. ...Read more

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What is the lump near my ear? I found it right in front of the lobe and it feels painful to touch, I found it 3 days ago. It's semi hard but moves

Preauricular node: The fact that you can move it argues that it is not attached to the skull. You likely had an infection in that region of your body and the cells there gave up their lives in their "last full measure of devotion" to protect you. If it doesn't go down soon, see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump or mass on my lower gum between my lower front teeth what could it possible be?

I have a hard lump or mass on my lower gum between my lower front teeth what could it possible be?

Hard lump: There are a number of things that can cause a hard lump. Infection is one cause but the only way to determine what is causing this is by seeing a dentist. ...Read more

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Hard, 1cm round lump under skin front upper thigh unchanged for 7 years. Is it cancer? Female age 35.

Hard, 1cm round lump under skin front upper thigh unchanged for 7 years. Is it cancer? Female age 35.

Probably not!: A 1cm lump that has not changed for 7 years is very unlikely to be cancer! Why? Because cancer grows, especially if it is not treated. What you describe sounds like a benign mass or cyst. An ultrasound and/or biopsy would give you a diagnosis, but it might not be necessary. Ask your primary care provider to take a look at this next time you're in. And read about lipomas to see if that fits! ...Read more

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Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

Two 3mm moveable hard lumps behind bottom front teeth in gums, and one 1mm hard non moveable lump in similar position next to the two moveable lumps?

See your dentist: There are many causes for the symptoms you described. However for accurate diagnosis see your dentist for examination and x-rays. Otherwise is a guessing game. ...Read more

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I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

I hit my right leg hard 3 weeks ago. I now have a large lump below and to the left of my right knee (front). Painful, red, no heat. I have no insuranc?

Likely a hematoma: From what you describe, it sounds like a hematoma, or blood collection. It also may be other things. Seeing a doctor in person would be the way to go, really. ...Read more