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A. Hard lump under the skin on the face by the ear its fainful and my hole side of that face hurts what cause this?

A. Hard lump under the skin on the face by the ear its fainful and my hole side of that face hurts what cause this?

Need exam: It is hard to say what yuo have without an examintion. You could have an infection or a cyst. See your doctor for evaluatin and treatment. ...Read more

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Small painful lump on back of head, about level with ears more to the left side. No injury? What is it and what do I do about it?

Small painful lump on back of head, about level with ears more to the left side. No injury? What is it and what do I do about it?

Lymph node swelling: This could be a swollen lymph node, which could be infected or swollen because of inflammation or infection on your scalp or ear. It could also be an insect bite. You should have your doctor examine you, so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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A small lump on face near the right ear, its painless (when it press slight pain), earlier I have hard wax in side the ear and cleaned.?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Woke up with face swollen on right side, long lump between ear and face and it's very painful especially when I move, what could this be?

Woke up with face swollen on right side, long lump between ear and face and it's very painful especially when I move, what could this be?

See a doctor ASAP: Without being able to see and examine you I can only say that this has the potential to be extremely severe and should be dealt with by a professional immediately. If necessary go to an ER or Urgent Care facility. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I've got a lump at the back of my head on the right side and it's about 2 inches away from my ear it hurts when I touch it or move my head?

Hi I've got a lump at the back of my head on the right side and it's about 2 inches away from my ear it hurts when I touch it or move my head?

MY ACHIN' HEAD: It sounds like you may have an inflamed lymph node, called a "Reactive" lymph node. We have many lymph nodes in our scalp, including in the vicinity of our ears. They can be quite painful but they are a sign of a healthy immune system. They tend to go away after several days, and can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications and warm compresses. If they persist, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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My Daughter has 2 pea size lump at the back of her head. Ear line and below. One lump on each side. Its hard and non moveable. Doesnt bother her ?

My Daughter has 2 pea size lump at the back of her head. Ear line and below. One lump on each side. Its hard and non moveable. Doesnt bother her ?

? mastoid process ?: The muscles of the jaw and base of neck attach to a bony outgrowth situated outward & beneath the ear on either side.It should feel like a thick rock/outgrowth which is what it is.The other possibility would be a lymph node but they are marble like and move. ...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 have a small hard lump on the left side of my head, a little behind the ear. It's been there for a month now. I can flatten it too with pressure.

I have a small hard lump on the left side of my head, a little behind the ear. It's been there for a month now. I can flatten it too with pressure.

Sounds like you have: It sounds like you have a lesion on your mastoid process. Get this checked by your PCP or by an ENT. Something is causing this lesion, usually a pathogen. ...Read more

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a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?

 a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?

Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also be possible. ...Read more

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I have a huge lump on side of neck , ear, and side of face . Can't eat normally ! Hurts constant ; what is wrong with me ! Should I go ER ?

I have a huge lump on side of neck , ear,  and side of face . Can't eat normally ! Hurts constant ; what is wrong with me  ! Should I go ER ?

At least seek urgent: Help. You may not need to go to the ER, particularly if you can seek your primary care provider urgently, otherwise, you are right, the ER may be necessary. If you can't eat well or drink then you need to seek help ASAP. This could be from a severely inflammed lymph node or a parotid gland infection/stone, or an abscess. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the left side of my face near the top of my ear. It's can be uncomfortable to touch, is there any advice what it could be?

I have a small lump on the left side of my face near the top of my ear. It's can be uncomfortable to touch, is there any advice what it could be?

Need more info...: Gonna need more information. Could be many different things. A picture would help. If it's associated with fevers, pain with eye or jaw movement, loss of hearing, severe headache, is spreading rapidly, you need to see a doctor. If you're worried, you can make an appointment with one of us and upload a picture, or you can go see your doc so they can ask more questions. ...Read more

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I found a very small lump on the left side of my face very close to bottom of my ear, hurts when i poke it, doesn't seem to move. What could it be?

I found a very small lump on the left side of my face very close to bottom of my ear, hurts when i poke it, doesn't seem to move. What could it be?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. Stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for proper diagnosis because it could be more serious. ...Read more

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The lumps which are either side of your face under your jawline in line with the bottom of your ear, one side has a hard fixed pea sized lump on it?

The lumps which are either side of your face  under your jawline in line with the bottom of your ear, one side has a hard  fixed pea sized lump on  it?

Salivary gland stone: Sounds like it is probably sialolithiasis, or a salivary gland stone. These are usually not problematic, but sometimes can cause pain or can be associated with an infection. You can try drinking a lot of water and drinking sour things which can stimulate salivation. Sometimes an ENT doc may be needed to remove the stone however. Here's a link to more info: http://bit.Ly/umll7c. ...Read more

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On the right side of face noticed a lump near the bottom of ear lobe . When i open my mouth the lump is not felt. But when mouth lump moveable.?

On the right side of face noticed a lump near the bottom of ear lobe . When i open my mouth the lump is not felt. But when mouth lump moveable.?

? Lymph node: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however your description suggests an enlarged lymphnode. It may be due to an infection in your mouth or on the scalp. You may watch and wait.
You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more

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My son who is 1 has 4 pea sized hard lumps on side of head by ear and back of head. They are hard and don't move. He's not sleeping very well and not ?

My son who is 1 has 4 pea sized hard lumps on side of head by ear and back of head. They are hard and don't move. He's not sleeping very well and not ?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger.They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. They have nothing to do with sleep. ...Read more

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Lump below ear behind jaw causing pain in jaw and the side of face.Had extraction and root left in my gums.

Lump below ear behind jaw causing pain in jaw and the side of face.Had extraction and root left in my gums.

Infection: Sounds like there is still infection in the area where the root is retained. Contact the dr. Whom extracted the tooth as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of head right on top of neck line. In addition, the left side back of the ear area is tender to touch. What could that be?

Ear infection: There is branch of lymph nodes or "intersections of your immune system" that run in a chain down your neck and around your neck line. Most likely you are feeling the swelling of a lymph node. Considering your ear hurts I would have to imagine you have an ear infection or some other irritation. ...Read more