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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 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 ping pong ball sized lump above my right ear that feels hard and is sore, i also have had a terrible rash over my body, and correlation?

I have a ping pong ball sized lump above my right ear that feels hard and is sore, i also have had a terrible rash over my body, and correlation?

Large skin problem: If you have not gone to the doctor today you need to get there now...Or at the very least an urgent care center to see what this is all about. The rash with the lump makes me quite nervous for you. ...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.

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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Hi! I recently found a lump on the bone right above my right ear. It is slightly tender. I haven't had any headaches. Any idea what this is?

Hi! I recently found a lump on the bone right above my right ear. It is slightly tender. I haven't had any headaches. Any idea what this is?

Cyst: This may represent an infected cyst and if symptoms continue and increase it may require excision and or incision and drainage established. An oral antibiotic may also be required. It would be wise to see your physician. ...Read more

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Painless lump under my left ear above the end of the jaw, slight popping. Has been there almost a year. Ear pressure in right ear, headaches recently?

Painless lump under my left ear above the end of the jaw, slight popping. Has been there almost a year. Ear pressure in right ear, headaches recently?

Multiple possibiliti: Consult either a TMJ oriented dentist and/or a physician because there are multiple possibilities in this most busy area of the body. Good luck. ...Read more

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