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I had a white head spot behind my ear i didn't pop it but now its a hard lump under the skin is this owt serios I've two more of these lumps on my pubic?

I had a white head spot behind my ear i didn't pop it but now its a hard lump under the skin is this owt serios I've two more of these lumps on my pubic?

Hiradinitis : The way you describe sounds like a lesion with pus formation it is more common in armpits. But any area where the hair is curly can cause this issue. Need to use hot pack to soften the induration (lumps) and can use antibiotic like neosporin if the area gets bigger and painful need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband found a dime sized lump under his skin behind his ear. What might this be?

My husband found a dime sized lump under his skin behind his ear. What might this be?

May be a lymph node.: I am guessing it's one of the lymph nodes in the posterior cervical chain; they run from behind the ear down the neck. Lymph nodes are found all over our bodies; they trap debris and help us ward off infection. This might also be a sabaceous cyst. Call your doctor if it seems infected, or if it feels very firm or is getting significantly larger. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?

Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin on the bone behind my left ear I can't move it what could this be? I have strep and had rash all over body

Hard lump under skin on the bone behind my left ear I can't move it what could this be? I have strep and had rash all over body

Possible lymph node: This could be a swollen lymph node, although they are usually mobile. Was it there before your strep? You should see your doctor and ask him/her to check it for you. ...Read more

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I have had this lump behind my right ear for about 5 years, sometimes it feels small and then big, it's skin colour, i just recently getting scared :(?

I have had this lump behind my right ear for about 5 years, sometimes it feels small and then big, it's skin colour, i just recently getting scared :(?

Probable lymph node: The lymph system helps drain body tissue. Scalp problems sometimes cause a lymph node to enlarge. As the scalp problem disappears, the node gets smaller. If tender, red, or painful your doctor should evaluate it. Shpou. ...Read more

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I have a small lump behind my ear. If i roll the skin it don't move what could it be.

I have a small lump behind my ear. If i roll the skin it don't move what could it be.

A few things: It could be a swollen lymph node, mastoiditis, or a sebaceous cyst. If it has been there for over a month then i would go see a doctor to rule out anything serious. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind the lobe on my left ear, it hurts and is not on the surface of the skin..What could this be?

Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are benign. The body of the cyst is filled with dead skin cells and oil from the skin’s oil glands. They can be manipulated with the fingers and moved beneath the skin. Sebaceous cysts are painless unless they have become infected or are pressing on a nerve. They can occur anywhere on the body where sebaceous glands are present, including the earlobes where they are not uncommon. ...Read more

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Small painful pea size lump below the skin behind left ear, what is this?

Small painful pea size lump below the skin behind left ear, what is this?

In this area it is: Probably an inflamed lymph node. Check for a source of inflammation in the ear or scalp. You may want to have your md check it, . ...Read more

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I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

Probably lymph node: Probably a lymph node. If it does not clear up in a week or two, I would get it checked out. Also, if there is any fever, with it, he may need to be evaluated. Could also be a pimple that is a bit deeper under the skin. Same advice applies either way. ...Read more

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