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I found a bump on my head behind my ear that wasn't there before. Its hard, doesn't move and feels like touching a sore bruise. Should I be concerned?

I found a bump on my head behind my ear that wasn't there before. Its hard, doesn't move and feels like touching a sore bruise. Should I be concerned?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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I have a small, hard bump on my skull; it is near the back of my head, behind my ear and a few inches above my hairline. Not sure how long I've had it?

I have a small, hard bump on my skull; it is near the back of my head, behind my ear and a few inches above my hairline. Not sure how long I've had it?

Unsure without: A physical exam but it sounds like it may be a lymph node. Have you been sick lately or had any infections? Is it sore or tender to touch? Without feeling it and seeing exactly where it is, it is hard to tell. Monitor for size change and if it gets smaller over the next week or two and disappears, assume lymph node. If it does not change at all or gets bigger, ask your primary to check it out. ...Read more

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Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. Also one on my neck. Should I be worried?

Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. Also one on my neck. Should I be worried?

More info, please: How long have you had them? Do they hurt? Do you have any other symptoms? Cough, dandruff, acne, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss? Small bumps below the skin could be lymph nodes or cysts. It is safest to have this checked out by your doc to see what they could be. ...Read more

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I have a hard bone like bump behind my ear. It is very painful, it's a pain that runs all the way to my jaw. Like that side of my face and head hurt?

I have a hard bone like bump behind my ear. It is very painful, it's a pain that runs all the way to my jaw. Like that side of my face and head hurt?

Mastoid: You may be referring to the mastoid bone. Its a prominence just behind your ear located near the fleshy part of the bottom of your ear. People can develop mastoiditis. fingal and bacterial. It can also be mechanically irritated. ...Read more

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What is this pea-sized bump behind my ear?

What is this pea-sized bump behind my ear?

Lymph node? Cyst?: Depending on location it could be a cyst or an enlarged posterior auricular lymph node. ...Read more

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What could be a bump behind the ear on your bone be from?

What could be a bump behind the ear on your bone be from?

If it is beneath..: The skin and can be moved around it is most likely a cyst or a lymph node. Congenital cysts are often seen in this area in babies and young children but can appear later in life also. Lymph nodes in this area usually enlarge in response to a scalp lesion above or behind the ear, such as dandruff or a bug bite or scratch. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this bump behind my ear?

Can you tell me about this bump behind my ear?

Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you 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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There is a painless bump behind my ear. It has been there for about 2 wks. What could it be?

There is a painless bump behind my ear. It has been there for about 2 wks. What could it be?

Node or cyst: Likely a lymph node or sebaceous (oil gland) cyst. If it persists beyond another week, see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have noticed that behind my ear on my actual ear there is a hard bump thing. Worried! : (?

What to do if I have noticed that behind my ear on my actual ear there is a hard bump thing. Worried! : (?

Cyst?: 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. You should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump

Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump

Yes: It is called the mastoid process. One side of the skull is not completely symmetric with the other. Perhaps you always laid with one side down on your back as an infant, which might have mushed one of them a bit. ...Read more

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How did I get a itchy and inflamed bump behind my ear?

Lymph node/cyst: A doctor should evaluate it but it may be an lymph node or a cyst that is inflammed locally. Fever, pain, redness all point towards a localized infection. A good evaluation will give you the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move?

Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move?

At 18, no: But still need to be checked by your doctor. Most likely you have a cyst more common at your age. Make sure to see your doctor and once cleared, you don't have to worry. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move I have also noticed I'm gained 5 pounds and am more tiered lately?

Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move I have also noticed I'm gained 5 pounds and am more tiered lately?

Probably unrelated: I believe that these symptoms are unrelated. The small lump behind the ear may be an enlarged lymph node which may be "burned out" after some old inflammation. A cyst is another possibility. However if the lump doesn't recede, if it enlarges or if new lumps appear or fatigue continues, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a small less Than CM bump behind my ear on upper part, is it cancer?

I have a small less Than CM bump behind my ear on upper part, is it cancer?

See a doctor: Only a doctor that sees it in person could tell you if it needs a biopsy or identify what it may be. She will also be able to tell if it is an abscess, bug bite, injury, or skin condition. After making the diagnosis she will also be able to treat it. ...Read more

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I have a little bump behind my ear, my friend said it's stress building up, what is it?

I have a little bump behind my ear, my friend said it's stress building up, what is it?

Many possibilities: It is impossible for anyone here to answer this without seeing it, but one thing I can be sure of is that is not "stress building up."
It might be a pimple, a benign cyst, a swollen lymph node etc.
It probably is not serious but if it does not go away it might be wise to have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I noticed very small, almost invisible bumps behind my ear a few days ago, although I can feel them easily. They have spread but are not red or itchy.

I noticed very small, almost invisible bumps behind my ear a few days ago, although I can feel them easily. They have spread but are not red or itchy.

Below skin?: I would guess you are finding lumps under the skin and these are your lymph nodes. These can become noticable with infection and the like. Ask someone to examine your scalp for ticks or lesions. If persists see your doctor. Make sure you have goid hygiene. ...Read more

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I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline?

I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline?

Probably lymph nodes: The lymph nodes on the side of the neck can get swollen and tender if you have any type of throat inflammation or infection. The lymph nodes behind the ear usually can get inflamed when you have a cut her a break in your skin and your scalp but they also can get inflamed if you have a viral infection. ...Read more

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I have a squishy sort of moveable wart sized bump behind my ear, what is it? There's also a bug bite next to it if that helps

I have a squishy sort of moveable wart sized bump behind my ear, what is it? There's also a bug bite next to it if that helps

Duration?: How long has it been present? If new, give it 7-10 days. If not new, or still present after 7-10 days, see ENT surgeon for exam. Possible removal/biopsy. ...Read more

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I found a small, pea sized bump on the bone behind my ear. It is soft to the touch and easy to push down. It doesn't hurt much.

I found a small, pea sized bump on the bone behind my ear. It is soft to the touch and easy to push down. It doesn't hurt much.

Lipoma/Lymph node: The description sounds most like something called a lipoma. We all have them & gen find them by accident, if ever. They are small fatty balls that are soft & easily move. They are usually painless & if they don't bother you we don't bother them. Another poss is this is a lymph node, espec if it can be a little painful. Espec poss if you had a recent cold or ear ache. Grows/painful get it checked. ...Read more

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I got a bump about 3 weeks ago on the left side scalp behind the ear. Bump went away but I'm numb on the left side above the ear.

I got a bump about 3 weeks ago on the left side scalp behind the ear. Bump went away but I'm numb on the left side above the ear.

Massage for muscle: Perhaps this is swelling of the muscle. Try GENTLE massage - no heat. Try not chewing hard for a few days to rest the muscle called Temporalis Muscle. ...Read more