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Two weeks ago I noticed a small pea sized lump above my right ear its now the size of a almond. Its hard and painless. Worried because of the growth?

Two weeks ago I noticed a small pea sized lump above my right ear its now the size of a almond. Its hard and painless. Worried because of the growth?

Have it checked: I suggest having this skin lesion checked because of its growth. There is a good possibility that it is a cyst under your skin, but it is impossible to know until it is looked at. ...Read more

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I have a lump above my right ear that is causing swelling on the side of my face, behind my ear, and causing my ear itself to swell. It is painful to?

I have a lump above my right ear that is causing swelling on the side of my face, behind my ear, and causing my ear itself to swell. It is painful to?

Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. ...Read more

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I have been hard of hearing since I was a young child & I have found a lump above my right ear & I can feel some pressure what should I do?

I have been hard of hearing since I was a young child & I have found a lump above my right ear & I can feel some pressure what should I do?

Get evaluated: New lumps or masses on the head and neck, particularly when associated with conditions such as hearing loss should be evaluated by a physician who specializes in this area such as an otolaryngologist (ENT). Please schedule your appointment! ...Read more

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I have a lump directly above my right ear it's sore to touch and hard?

I have a lump directly above my right ear it's sore to touch and hard?

See below: Could be an inflamed lymph node or a skin infection. Hard to determine without examination and getting more information. ...Read more

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I have just noticed a small lump right above my ear that is painful to touch. It is definitely not a spot and isn't red or coloured at all.

I have just noticed a small lump right above my ear that is painful to touch. It is definitely not a spot and isn't red or coloured at all.

Lymph node: Likely a reactive lymph node. Will likely dissipate in 7-10 days. If it persists, see an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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I had a sharp, burning pain on the right side of my head and then a lump appeared right above my ear. It is a little sore. What should I do?

I had a sharp, burning pain on the right side of my head and then a lump appeared right above my ear. It is a little sore. What should I do?

Consider getting: Evaluated. Your primary care doctor good place to start. They are likely related, and question becomes what is the cause of the swelling. Someone needs to look at it and ask more questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention. ...Read more

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Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Ear Lump: This is hard to know unless it is seen and evaluated. Please see your FP or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lump behind right ear, med. Sized, kind of hurts to touch. What could be cause?

Lump behind right ear, med. Sized, kind of hurts to touch. What could be cause?

Lymph node or cyst: Puffin, somethimg is imfected there. Have the ear and scalp examined. ...Read more

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There is a lump behind my right ear for couple of years now, should I be worried?

There is a lump behind my right ear for couple of years now, should I be worried?

Probably not: If it is not enlarged or caused you pain, most likely it is a benign process. It may be a lymph node or could be a sebaceous cyst, which is like a "zit".
see your doctor and show him or her. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind my right ear and it hurts when I touch It. It is a hard lump?

I have a hard lump behind my right ear and it hurts when I touch It. It is a hard lump?

Probably lymph node: At your age, most likely this is a lymph node that has been fighting an infection or inflammation in your scalp or ear. Don't mess with it too much or it could get bigger or more painful. You could safely apply a warm washcloth several times a day. If it doesn't go away in several months, or if you have ear symptoms, perhaps see someone. ...Read more

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I just noticed a small painful lump behind my right ear. It only hurts when touched. Should I get this checked out?

Yes: Yes. You probably have a cyst or inflamed lymph node or other painful tumor causing this. Please see your dermatologist or doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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If a hard immovable lump never grows or changes should I be worried? I have had one near the back of my right ear for 4 years.

If a hard immovable lump never grows or changes should I be worried? I have had one near the back of my right ear for 4 years.

Lump: You could have a cyst or a hardened lymph node. However, can't tell you what it is without examination. ...Read more

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Hi I have a question about my fiance, he has a hard lump behind his right ear. It isn't painful, but it has been there for a few weeks?

Bump: Great question. Sometimes its a normal variant of the anatomy of the mastoid bone but sounds like a small lymph node over the mastoid bone. He should have it checked out with an ENT ...Read more

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A small lump on face near the right ear, its painless (when it press slight pain), earlier I have hard wax in side the ear and cleaned.?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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A lump under the right ear. Not very large. I can feel it but cant see it from outside very properly. Area around is a bit swollen and hurts little.

A lump under the right ear. Not very large. I can feel it but cant see it from outside very properly. Area around is a bit swollen and hurts little.

Lymph node, likely.: Slightly enlarged lymph nodes are very common in childhood due to URIs or ear infections. When they are acutely inflamed, they can become swollen and tender. If the lump doesn't get better within a week, or you discover other lumps that weren't there before, you should take her to see her doctor for a more complete checkup. ...Read more

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I have had this lump behind my right ear for about 5 years, sometimes it feels small and then big, it's skin colour, I just recently getting scared : (?

I have had this lump behind my right ear for about 5 years, sometimes it feels small and then big, it's skin colour, I just recently getting scared : (?

Probable lymph node: The lymph system helps drain body tissue. Scalp problems sometimes cause a lymph node to enlarge. As the scalp problem disappears, the node gets smaller. If tender, red, or painful your doctor should evaluate it. Shpou. ...Read more

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A small lump on face near the right ear?

A small lump on face near the right ear?

Not enough info!: How long have you had this lump? Does it hurt? Are you having any other symptoms, like a rash, cold, or teeth problems? Ask your question again and be more specific please. There is a 150 character limit so be brief but complete. ...Read more

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My son has a lump on the back right ear what could it be. Just noticed that.?

My son has a lump on the back right ear what could it be. Just noticed that.?

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