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Lumps Under Skin Behind Ears
Need to be seen: Many possibilities. Need to be examed by a dermatologist . ...Read more
On my head behind left ear I have 2 very hard and tender lumps and they are very close together ptobably touching one bigger than the other?
My 9 month old has two lumps behind his ear that the health visitor told me not to worry about. However he has now come out with scabs on his head?
Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%. ?
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
I have lumps on my head. It was from hairline to behind ear but now is from hairline to tip of eyebrow on my temple. Help, no doctor knows what it is.
Lymph node: Is this is a new round lump? If so, most likely a postauricular (behind the ear) lymph node which usually enlarges during a local infection of the ear canal, pinna, or scalp. The mastoid process is a normal protuberance of the temporal bone (ear bone) behind the ear, but this should be symmetric behind both of your ears. ...Read more
I have very tiny pin head sized lumps behind both of my knees. No pain, no itching, not on the skin. What could these be? Should i be worried?
Don't worry: It does not sound like you have anything dangerous although i cannot be sure what they are. If you want to know you can see a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
Ear mass: The most common thing is a small, insignificant lymph node. If it doesn't hurt, and is not enlarging, it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
My 9 year old son has lumps behind his head and neck,his full blood count came back normal.So what could be causing his lumps.
Normal: . As long as he's not having other symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats or fevers, I would give it a bit more. Tell yourself if not smaller by Labor day you'll have it checked out further. Causes can be viral (like mono), ANY scalp irritation such as bug bites, sores, dandruff, infected hair follicles... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a lump or knot in the area on his head behind his left ear. He just noticed it 2 days ago. It does not hurt and it is firm?
Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated.When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter got a lump on the back of her head kinda behind the ear it seams to have got bigger overnight and its very painful especially when touched?
See Your Doctor Now: The painful lump described can be caused by several disorders. Lymph nodes in this region commonly can become inflamed or infected during upper respiratory infections such as Strep throat, Mono, & more. Numerous other disorders can cause enlarged nodes. More info about your daughter's symptoms is needed however pain suggests infection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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