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Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?

Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?

Mass: It doesn't matter what I think it might be based on the limited information you have provided, it needs to be seen by a doctor. I'm not sure why you have been watching it for "awhile" but now sought medical attention on line instead of in person but you already know you need medical evaluation. See your doctor. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Small, soft to touch pea sized lump on mastoid bone behind ear, been present for a couple of years now, mobile and painless. Anything to worry about?

Small, soft to touch pea sized lump on mastoid bone behind ear, been present for a couple of years now, mobile and painless. Anything to worry about?

Lymph node: Probably nothing of concern. The differential diagnosis generally would be a reactive lymph node versus an epidermal inclusion cyst. This could be removed to be sure however with growth or changes. An Otolaryngologist would be able to determine this readily on physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a hard painless lump on the bone behind my ear. What could it be?

I have a hard painless lump on the bone behind my ear. What could it be?

? lymph node: Could be a lymph node or cyst if it moves around. Hard to tell without an examination. If it's on the other side as well, could just be a prominence of the bone. ...Read more

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I discovered a hard slightly tender lump on the bone behind my ear. A few weeks ago i had some mild ringing in my ears and it lasted a day. Opinions?

I discovered a hard slightly tender lump on the bone behind my ear. A few weeks ago i had some mild ringing in my ears and it lasted a day. Opinions?

See doctor: Check if the lump on the bone is part of your jaw. There are many potential causes for your problem but teeth-grinding or clenching leading to temporomandibular joint issue may be one of the causes. If the problem is persistent or getting worse, consult your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?

Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?

Lymph node: It is probably a small lymph node but it is best to get it checked by your GP. Make an appointment to get it checked out. ...Read more