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I have hard big lump on neck behind ear?

I have hard big lump on neck behind ear?

Lymph node: Probably a lymph node. Whatever it is, you need to see your MD. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such ...Read more


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Daughter has lump on neck behind ear and its red around area any suggestions what it could be?

Daughter has lump on neck behind ear and its red around area any suggestions what it could be?

Skin infection: This is either a skin infection known as staph or it is an infected lymph node. Either way her doctor needs to see this and get her treated. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has a lump on neck behind ear it is a blackish blue color. Her doctor does not know what it is sending her to dermatoligst. It has grown?

My 4 year old has a lump on neck behind ear it is a blackish blue color. Her doctor does not know what it is sending her to dermatoligst. It has grown?

First thought benign: My first thought on this description is a benign blue nevus, an distinctive round to oval spot that firm, grey blue to blue black & can occur anywhere on the body. They usually have a well defined border & appear gradually in a patient. It could be something else & the dermatologist can decide if special tests are needed to decide what it is. ...Read more

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3yr old daughter has lump on neck behind ear more close to hair line was red but redness has slimmed family member said could be built up ear wax?

Ear wax: Your child may have ear wax but it is not the cause of the lump on your childs neck. That lump is a swollen lymph gland which became swollen as a result of an upper respiratory infection , ear ache or the result of a sore throat. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck, behind my ear about 2/3's of the way down. I haven't been sick, and the lump doesn't hurt. It's about the size of a quarter.

I have a lump on my neck, behind my ear about 2/3's of the way down. I haven't been sick, and the lump doesn't hurt. It's about the size of a quarter.

Difficult to tell: by verbal description. But this is a relatively large mass. You should show it to your doctor. Possibilities are enlarged lymph node, benign or malignant tumor, or something in underlying bone. ...Read more

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Have had swollen lump nodes in neck and behind ears, under left arm and left elbow for a month now. What should I do and what could it be?

Have had swollen lump nodes in neck and behind ears, under left arm and left elbow for a month now.  What should I do and what could it be?

See MD: Swelling of lymph nodes as you are describing requires a medical evaluation. Nodes in more than one place may be a viral infection, but this could also represent a more concerning diagnosis, as a possible malignancy. Please see your doctor this week and make sure you keep a record of othe symptoms and fevers or weight changes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm freaked out i've had headaches, neck pain almost a month. I just found a lump on my neck behind my ear. Seeing dr in the morning. Is this cancer?

Unlikely: More likely a lymph node in posterior cervical chain large fighting viral infx causing myositis neck pain and headache but get a dr to check just getit checked no need to worry beyond that many benign explanation for your presentation. ...Read more

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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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Are multiple neck lumps that appear rather suddenly considered dangerous? She has 4. One lump is very hard, behind ear. Two new ones in past 2 days

Are multiple neck lumps that appear rather suddenly considered dangerous? She has 4. One lump is very hard, behind ear. Two new ones in past 2 days

See below: I would certainly get that checked sooner than later. Could be infectious, could also be a malignancy. Any recent illness? Cat scratch or something similar? Any other symptoms? ...Read more

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Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Have it checked out: Difficult to say what that is. It could be mastoiditis with spread down the neck. At an rate, based on your description of it being "red hot", that suggests an infection-whatever the source. You should have it checked out before it spreads or worsens. ...Read more

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Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

See doctor: It is most unlikely that there is any relation between the lumps and psoriasis. Recommend that you see your doctor to have the lumps examined to determine what they are. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind ear and on back of neck for over a month. Feeling very tired and nauseous. Should I be concerned?

Hard lump behind ear and on back of neck for over a month. Feeling very tired and nauseous. Should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: Hard lumps can be caused by many things. most causes are temporary and will resolve, like an enlarged lymph node in response to a local infection. However hard lumps it can be found with more serious illness like lymphoma or leukemia. Its very important that you go for evaluation ASAP, especially since you have been feeling tired. Losing weight or having fevers at night are other concerning signs ...Read more

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Painless, Hard 1cm wide lump, behind ear, on the neck close to where the skull meets, Sometimes aches. Hasn't changed size for over a year. I'm 22?

Painless, Hard 1cm wide lump, behind ear, on the neck close to where the skull meets,
Sometimes aches. Hasn't changed size for over a year. I'm 22?

I've got 2 of them: I've got 2 of these things in the same place as you since age 9. They didn't turn out to be anything hazardous or important...wouldn't you agree? They are common and can be anything from a calcific lymph node to a small benign bony growth called an exostosis or osteoma. All harmless. By all means have it checked out though. Or if you'd like to show me one: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Bloods came back- all fine regarding bloods and liver function. found a hard lump behind ear connected to my neck? i have minimal symptoms at the mo.

Bloods came back- all fine regarding bloods and liver function. found a hard lump behind ear connected to my neck? i have minimal symptoms at the mo.

See specialist: You should see a specialist who may biopsy the area or get a radiological exam like a CT scan. This could be a lymph node or a mass in the tail of your parotid salivary gland ...Read more

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On neck behind ear 3 sore pea size lumps (swln lymph nodes?) popped up today & keep growing. The top one hurts the most. Shld I see dr or wait it out?

On neck behind ear 3 sore pea size lumps (swln lymph nodes?) popped up today & keep growing. The top one hurts the most. Shld I see dr or wait it out?

See a physician: sounds like posterior occipital lymphadenothpy ( a swelling of lymph nodes around the posterior ear and base of the skull): must be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I have small lump behind ear near jaw my neck burns my ears burns it feels like my head is wet. My neck hurts when i turn it to the rgt. Any idea?

I have small lump behind ear near jaw my neck burns my ears burns it feels like my head is wet. My neck hurts when i turn it to the rgt. Any idea?

Lumps: Lumps in the neck need to be evaluated by a surgeon. Many are infectious and are lymph nodes which may react to local ear or tooth infections. But some are more ominous and need careful evaluation and following. Depending on how long present, anything more than 2 weeks means a complete exam. ...Read more