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I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one ?

I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one   

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Lymph nodes: These are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If you have a little cold or something, then this is common. If they don't go down or away in a week or so though, or get worse, i would see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

I would recommend: that you have him examined to check those scabs. He may have impetigo, which is a bacterial infection that needs to be treated. The lumps behind his ears are probably inflamed lymph nodes that may or may not be related to the scalp lesions. ...Read more

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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%. ?

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%. ?

See doc again: It's not clear to me that you have been correctly diagnosed. You may need a biopsy of a lump to determine diagnosis. See the doctor, or a different doctor, again. ...Read more

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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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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 notice a round lump on my head behind my ear?

I notice a round lump on my head behind my ear?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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 small lump the size of a pea on my head behind my ear. What would that be?

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

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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.

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 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 :(?

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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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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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