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3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.

3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.

See pediatrician: Have your pediatrician take a look. It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine the area. ...Read more

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I have had a hard lump on my head above my left ear. It's a little bigger than a quarter. It doesn't hurt and does not move. It's been there over a year. What could it be?

I have had a hard lump on my head above my left ear. It's a little bigger than a quarter. It doesn't hurt and does not move. It's been there over a year. What could it be?

Mass: It can be many things but since you have provided no information about yourself, especially your age, medical or surgical history, its not possible to provide you with an informative response. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my head above my ear?

I have a lump on the left side of my head above my ear?

Need more info: How long have you noticed the "lump"? Has it grown? It is painful? Is it bony hard and not painful? Could it be just a normal bone excrescence or even just a normal variation on the mastoid bone? It is not painful, not growing and not bleeding, you may leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...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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Small lump under skin above ear, how can I get rid of it fast?

Small lump under skin above ear, how can I get rid of it fast?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have just noticed a small lump right above my ear that is painful to touch. It is definitely not a spot and isn't red or coloured at all.

Lymph node: Likely a reactive lymph node. Will likely dissipate in 7-10 days. If it persists, see an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the left side of my scalp above my ear. I'm pretty sure I've had it for awhile now, but I'm not 100%. A doctor said it could be?

I have a small lump on the left side of my scalp above my ear. I'm pretty sure I've had it for awhile now, but I'm not 100%. A doctor said it could be?

Scalp lump: 26 F US: notes: I have a small lump on the left side of my scalp above my ear. I'm pretty sure I've had it for awhile now, but I'm not 100%. A doctor said it could be? ANS: I cannot make out what your question is. Please give more details and send picture. I can do video consult now and see it. Till 4 AM PCT. ...Read more

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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time.

I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time.

Explanation: Your dizziness after sitting long time most likely caused by orthostatic hypotension. To avoid this you need drink a lot of fluids!!! And make a short breaks for 5-10 min exercise. Your bump on the head need evaluation, if it growing up ...Read more

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Small bump right above ear (in crook), painful to touch. Could it be a lymph node infection? How long should I wait to see if it goes away?

Small bump right above ear (in crook), painful to touch. Could it be a lymph node infection? How long should I wait to see if it goes away?

Post auricular LN: It is persists beyond the first few weeks of the year then have your family doctor or your local ent doctor check you. You may have lymph nodes elsewhere that you can not feel. Usually the doctor will give you an antibiotic to see if it does not resolve. If no change, then it will need to come out or get biopsied with a needle. I see these very often and they usually go away. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the rt side of my skull 1/2in above my ear. Its been there for 6 mo. And hasn't grown or shrunk. No other symptoms. What is it?

I have a large bump on the rt side of my skull 1/2in above my ear. Its been there for 6 mo. And hasn't grown or shrunk. No other symptoms. What is it?

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node. There is a batch of them around the ear. They enlarge with response to inflammation/infection and can remain elarged for months. Let your doctor check it out at your next physical so they can keep an eye on it. ...Read more

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Afraid skull's coming apart or growing tumors around temporalis. Dr says I'm just anxious/noticing asymmetrical bumps/cracks/dents. Always tender. Cracks are small, but feel deep. Bump's above ear.

Seek Diagnostic Eval: It sounds like you are being tormented by intrusive thoughts that are really scaring you. I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for some careful diagnostic detective work. These thoughts are certainly anxiety provoking but they may be best characterized as symptomatic of something other than an anxiety disorder, per se - like obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd). ...Read more

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I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b?

I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b?

Skin bump: I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b? ANS: many things. Show to your Dr or send picture to us. ...Read more

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The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. It is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump, hurts when touching it? Took a pic

The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. It is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump, hurts when touching it? Took a pic

Picture?: It is impossible to say without certainty without seeing the image. May be a pimple or a small boil. Avoid picking at the bump, keep the area clean, consider topical antibiotic ointment AND if it is increasing in size or has new symptoms have it seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph
node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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I have pain in head right side above ear?

Always? Sometimes?: More details needed here: is this a single headache episode? Is pain severe? Is it only above the right ear? Is it only right sided? Your question is too general to be answered. ...Read more

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What could a lump on your head, on top your ear be?

What could a lump on your head, on top your ear be?

Lymph node: Most likely reactive lymph node. If so, should go away. If persists, see MD. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more

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Hi iv got a twich in my head on the right side above my ear?

Hi iv got a twich in my head on the right side above my ear?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spasm of the temporalis muscle. Should be very transient. If persistent or involves other areas, see your MD. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked. ...Read more