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Hit Head Behind Ear
Minor hit on head behind ear. 36 hours later still have localized pain. No dizziness, N/V, vision issues. Should I just be patient with the pain?
My son (3) hit head on his top middle of ear. He has a bruise and a small cut on ear. But he has a 2" bump behind ear too with a red mark. Hurt 2 touc?
Ear injury: Have it checked by your pediatrician. May need to have ENT take a look. Put ice on area for two hours. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read more
Hit left ear back of head behind ear lower head left side hard on brothers shoulder 3 days ago still bit of pain that side and when I touch any damage?
Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain.
This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc. ...Read more
Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?
Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more
1yr old fell out of crib, hit head on the corner of my bed about a 1/4 inch behind her ear. Small indent where she hit. No other symptoms. Should I worry?
Head trauma: You should get her examined by her pediatrician to make sure she ok or if she needs additional evaluation, X rays or even a consult with a neurologist. You watch her closely until you see her doctor, any change in her behavior or vomiting, take her to ER. Good luck. ...Read more
After 4 days from a car accident, I still can't turn my head to the left. Pain behind ear and deep. And around to base. Causes?
Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should I be worried? Could I jave slept on it wrong? Please help! I'm panicking
Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...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
Consider taking something cold from the freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and placing it on that area for 10 mins on, then 10 mins off.
Good luck. ...Read more
Since daughter was 3 (7 now), she says she feels a pop inside her head behind ear with a small quick pain and then a warm sensation...Ideas?
Twitches all of n random areas of the body throughout day, But mostly right side of my head temple/behind ear area sometimes last all day? Concern?
I wouldn't worry: If there is no weakness associated with either the right side of your head (meaning muscles of the face) or behind the ear (not too much back there that could get weak) then, I wouldn't worry about much. ...Read more
I have a lump behind ear on head, hard but slightly mobile. Been there a month but got a little smaller, should I get it checked with dr for cancer?
Yes: This may very we be a swollen benign lymph node associated with a resolving infection because it is getting smaller. Please get it checked by a doctor because this is something that needs to be examined and sometimes even biopsied to be sure what is going on. ...Read more
What could a knot behind ear on head it is about mid way my ear about the size of grape and it move pain free but I have had it for 15 yrs not grown a?
See my prior answer: If it moves and grape sized then could be tumor such as a benign fatty lipoma or salivary tumor. 80% of parotid salivary rumors benign but would still have it evaluated. ...Read more
Do u wear glasses?: If you wear glasses make sure they do not get too tight behind your ears! Very common pain in bone from pressure! If not - do u have sinus& ear pain, congestion? Fever? Headache? If not - unlikely sinus infection. Try Ibuprofen, cold compress, rest, gentle massage- " Tiger balm". If pain persists - see doctor. ...Read more
SIDE OF HEAD: SIDE OF JUST ABOVE AND BEHIND THE EAR ...Read more
Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?
Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible. ...Read more
I have painful bump/boil apprx. 75 inch in size near posterior hairline on head behind ear. It happens every 1-2 months @ exact spot. Why & wht to do?
19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit. ...Read more
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
I pooped my ears and after 5 min later I'm having off balance feeling with one sided head and behind ear pressure. Y??
Get checked: Your ear drum could be perforated or you have an infection. See your doctor to check your ears. ...Read more
Have blisters behind ear and head and also on cheeks - they are not paining and not itchy but sometimes have burning sensation.
Blisters, rashes, lumps, bumps are best DXed with a visual exam.
It is impossible to give an accurate DX without the exam. ...Read more
Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?
Had acute mastoiditis 2months ago. Thought it was gone but have pain in/behind ear and head. Could it still be there? No fever or swelling.
ENT Consult: Chronic mastoiditis, which is what may be developing at this point, needs to be addressed immediately. Antimicrobial resistance is a problem, and mastoiditis is treated with antibiotics, ear cleaning procedures and sometimes surgery is necessary. Since you have a fullness in your ear, you should be examined by a physician and have a full+ear exam r/o otitis. Still taking quinidine? See ENT office. ...Read more
Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?
Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more
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