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Lump On Skull Above Ear
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?
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
Small hard lump on skull, just behind ear. Had it for years, sometimes more prominent but not bigger/ smaller. What could this be?
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?
My partner has 2 lumps on the back of her skull, 1 at each side and its painful for her to touch, her ears are also itchy. What could this be?
Several things: It could be a number of things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
Hard lump behind my left ear but not in the ear itself, it is located in my lower skull. I got light headaches for a week or 2.
I have a hard lump behind my ear on skull which is a little black in color. I can also feel a little pain after every minute or so.
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If that is not possible then see a physician to examen the area. It's not possible to tell what it may be without seeing it. ...Read more
I have marble sized hard lump that feels like bone in the centre of the back of my skull, in line with the top of my ears. It seams to be symmetrical.
Boney prominence: It probably is the occiput, a boney prominence in the center, back part of your skull. Not likely of concern, but you should see your doctor to check it and make sure she/he does not suspect any other problem like a scalp lesion, cyst or boney growth. ...Read more
Small hard round lump on occipital bone feels like bone. In line with top of ears in the centre of the back of my skull. What could this be? 17, female
Normal: Hi, this is likely the external occipital protuberance of the occipital bone. Everyone has this it is just more pronounced on some people. ...Read more
Hard almost immobile lump behind ear on skull bone around 1cm size. Painless unless touched. Worried of malignancy. Male 19. What is it?
My 9 year old son has two painless hard lumps on his skull behind his ear, no other symptoms and seems not to be caused by an infection?
Painless, Hard 1cm wide lump, behind ear, on the neck close to where the skull meets, Sometimes aches. Hasn't changed size for over a year. I'm 22?
I've got 2 of them: I've got 2 of these things in the same place as you since age 9. They didn't turn out to be anything hazardous or important...wouldn't you agree? They are common and can be anything from a calcific lymph node to a small benign bony growth called an exostosis or osteoma. All harmless. By all means have it checked out though. Or if you'd like to show me one: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear. I got headaches too
I have a small painful lump appeared on the Base of my skull at the neck line 2 inches from my ear is this related to a head cold I am suffering from?
If it is an: Enlarged lymph node, it could be from your infection. If the lump persists after your cold is better, show it to your doctor, because it could be something else. ...Read more
Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. No trauma to the area. Could it be cancer?
Some concerns about:
That. It is not exactly the right spot for normal lymph nodes. Furtehrmore that is quite large for a normal lymph node.
without an exam, I can only give general information and it would seem to be something to get an exam for. ...Read more
I got a hard lump at my lower skull behind my ear, not painful when touched, got fever last night, light headaches, ?
Swollen lymph: Gland with a fever and headache may indicate infection - viral or bacterial. You can observe for now and do supportive management- bed rest, plenty of fluids, fever and pain medicine as needed. You may be coming down with a throat infection, sinus infection or viral illness. I if condition worsened, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Extremely painful lump next to left tragus. Growing. Now size of two peas. When touched, sends pain to skull, ear, neck, and left arm. What is it?
Need to see: It's going to be really hard to answer this question without seeing the lesion you're talking about but it could be an infected cyst that needs treatment with antibiotics and possibly even drainage. It could also possibly be a very enlarged lymph node which become enlarged when there is some other infection in the area which still leads me to believe you need to be seen by your doc ASAP ...Read more
Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.
Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more
Small swollen lump at the nape of my neck back of the skull in the hairline near the ear. Feels sore from my constant touching. Can feel it visibly.
It may be an: Inflamed lymph node or possibly a cyst. Recommend that you stop touching it & causing irritation. ...Read more
I have a lump in my skull behind my left ear. Have frequent headaches with sharp pain in the spit of the lump. Help please?
See yr pcp: The lump maybe a lymph node. Let your pcp take a look. ...Read more
I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .
I: I recommend, you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side. ...Read more
Had 2-3 lumps in left breast, today noticed a hard lump behind ear beneath my skull. With occasional pain in ear n stiff neck. R both these lumps related?
NO: Breast lumps and lumps behind the ear are not related. ...Read more
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
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
I have had a dime size lump on right side of head above ear for three months, it is very itchy and red looking. Should it be looked at?
Yes: This could be an infection or benign or more rare, a cancerous lesion. See a head and neck doctor. ...Read more
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
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
Had a hit to face and side of head. Lump above ear in head, and black eye with much swelling. Happened at least 21 hours ago. Am I okay?
Maybe.: Perhaps. You need evaluation by an oral surgeon, ENT or facial plastic surgeon with xrays. ...Read more
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
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