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Lump Inside Earlobe
Lots of things: Depending on whether it's painful and your history with that ear, it could be a keloid (lump of scar tissue), could be a small cauliflower ear, it could be an infected cyst or a big pimple. If it is bothering (pain, itching, redness, etc) then you need to get it checked out. A lump should always be evaluated and investigated by a physician. Don't play around with it. ...Read more
19 yr old daughter has a painful lump inside her earlobe. It feels like a little ball and very painful when touched. Can't be moved, feels hard.
Lump: She may have a granuloma or bump secondary to having had infected ear ring site. The resulting healing process resulted in a lump of scar tissue. ...Read more
I've had a pea-sized lump inside my earlobe for 5 days. It is hard and tender. There is no swelling/redness around it. Also have headache since 3 days?
Cyst: probable sebaceous or inclusion cyst. It May have to be removed surgically. ...Read more
I have a pea sized, firm lump inside my earlobe on my right ear, easily movable, no pain or symptoms, has remained and not changed in 5 months roughly. I have moderate health anxiety and I am just curious if it’s something worth the concern?
See below : Most common cause of such benign lumps involving the ear lobe are either an epidermoid or a sebaceous cyst. Sometimes these will resolve with time or by applying moist heat for 15 minutes 2-3 times daily. If they persist or become bothersome, treatment options include needle injection of an anti-inflammatory medication vs incision and drainage vs surgical excision. If concerned, see an ENT MD. ...Read more
Wore magnetic earring and when i took it off a hard lump was left inside my earlobe no discomfort, can't tell/see its there unless touched. What is it?
Sebaceous cysts are the most common type of cysts seen in the ear. They are bulging, sac-like collections of dead skin cells and oils produced by oil glands in the skin.
They commonly occur:
behind the ear
in the ear canal
in the earlobe
on the scalp. ...Read more
Clogged pore: Your ear lobe has sebaceous glands like most areas of the skin. This can be clogged and become inflamed as a result. This causes it to become swollen and can be painful. ...Read more
Lump Under Ear: Ask your physician to take a look and if there is any question see an ENT specialist. It may be a parodid infection, stone or mass. ...Read more
Earlobe cyst : Often a cyst or scar from earpiercing may feel like a lump under the skin. Have a dermatologist evaluate the ear. ...Read more
Too little info: See a live human and have him examine you. Did you get new eyeglass frames where the tips at the ends may be irritating you? Have someone look at that part of your scalp and see if it looks red or swollen. Could be insect bite. Have doc look and give advice. ...Read more
There's a lump very small not noticeable under my earlobe but when I touch it i get a small pain to it nothing serious just little pain is it serious?
Duration?: Probably not. Give it a couple of weeks to resolve. If persistent or progressive. See ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more
Cyst?: It is not uncommon to develop a cyst in the ear, scalp or neck. They are usually benign and do not cause a problem. Still to be sure you would have to have it excised and put under a microscope. If it bothers you, is painful, or begins to grow rapidly see a surgeon for removal ...Read more
Inclusion cyst: usually this would be an inclusion cyst or normal ear cartilidge, if there is no skin involvement, ie bleeding or redness, it would be unusual for this to be something of concern ...Read more
I have a ball sized lump in my earlobe, it doesn’t hurt. It’s just there. I’m not sure what it is?
Possible cyst?: Your dermatologist would want to see this cyst and feel it’s texture in order to advise you.. There are various cysts which occur as well as certain types of large scars, and all of these lesions are treated differently. You must see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Ive got a small hard painless lump in my front of earlobe its look like cartilage thing when touching im male 22 should i be worried?
Must be seen: cannot diagnose as is - submit with photos or see your physician. ...Read more
I have a small, lump that is IN my earlobe. painless until messed with, then it was painful with a bit of swelling. Pain went away after a while?
Most likely: an epidermoid cyst that gets intermittently inflamed. Show it to your doctor, because it can get infected eventually. ...Read more
I have a small lump on my earlobe for some months & doesn't dissappear. It doesn't feel comfortable when i touch but not hurt either. Is it dangerous?
Lump earlobe: Could be a cyst. Have doctor check it. ...Read more
Hard : Hard to tell without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Perhaps it is cyst or a keloid? See a picture of a cyst and keloid and read about treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Smaller than Lentil size soft lump in earlobe, not visible from outside, only felt when touched, no pain. What it can be?
Old acne cyst: Leave it alone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Small lentil size lump in the earlobe.No visibility from outside.Felt only when touched.soft and painless.It is there fir atleast 3 months.
Have a hard lump the size of a small marble in my earlobe. painful if you squeeze it n doesn't move. What could it possible be n should I tell my gp?
Epidermoid cyst ?: If you have pierced ears and the area of the painful lump is close by, you could have epidermoid cyst. This is caused by implantation of epidermis (skin cells) into the dermis (below the skin level) during ear piercing. They can also be caused by a blocked pore adjacent to the piercing. Cysts can be removed by surgical excision if it is causing significant discomfort. ...Read more
I have had an undiagnosed problem with my left earlobe for 6 yrs now. It feels like part of my bottom earlobe is inside my cheek. lumps along jawline.
Yes : A pictures worth 1000 words will need to see a picture of this doing online consult or see if physician in person to give you any answers ...Read more
Small lump in right earlobe, been there for a few weeks had it a couple of months ago as well. Only increases in size slightlt and tender when I touch?
Earlobe lump: Most common reason is a dermoid inclusion cyst often related to ear piercing. Dermal cells are caught underneath and form a cyst that periodically can get inflamed ...Read more
I have a small lump on the back of my earlobe as small as a bead . Should i be concerned it hurt when it is pushed on . Color is different than my skin slitly
I : I cannot diagnose your lump. If it is on the back of the ear it could be a post-auricular cyst. A sebaceous cyst contains dead skin and oil. You could have an infection. If it is behind the ear, you may have a swollen lymph node. I suggest you get it checked by your doctor so that the cause can be identified. The doctor can give better information about whether it will resolve of its own or if any intervention is necessary. ...Read more
How long since pierc: You will want to see a DR, preferably a dermatologist. You may need to stop using anything in it. A common cause for this is the use of an ointment which causes an allergic or irritant reaction. AVOID bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic, peroxide, tea tree oil as these are common causes for what you describe. Water (shower) is good for this. ...Read more
Probably an: enlarged lymph node or infected cyst. If it persists, enlarges beyond 1cm, or becomes painful, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a smal hard lump just under my earlobe next to where my jaw starts. Should I be concerned?
Possibly: Understanding whether this is a concern would require you to be examined by a doctor . The location sounds like a lymph node but that is simply a guess. Inother words you should be concerned. ...Read more
I have a hard pea sized lump in my earlobe under the skin. Been there for 2 days now... What is it and will it go away?
Noit: will not go may need excision if interfere with daily lif ...Read more
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