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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. Thomas Inwood
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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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