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I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms,size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red

I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms,size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red

? sebaceous cyst?: You should have your PCP or a dermatologist look at this.... it may be a lymph node, or it may be a gland in the skin that gets inflamed and infected on and off (a sebaceous cyst). Your parotid gland is IN FRONT of your ear, so I doubt it is a problem with that. But having a doctor examine it is your best course of action. They will probably want to biopsy it or excise it. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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I have a mass growing in my ear lobe. And it looks like another in my other ear .What could it be?

I have a mass growing in my ear lobe. And it looks like another in my other ear .What could it be?

See doctor: You would need to have it biopsied and evaluated under a microscope to determine what it truly is. ...Read more

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Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

Have had swollen ear lobes for a long time with no other apparent symptoms. Is this unusual?

See your doctor.: The causes of chronic swelling of the earlobes can range from an allergy to a metal in a new earring to low-grade infection and inflammation. Since the treatments differ, you need to see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tinnitis and severe symptoms from a foreign object stuck in my ear lobe?

Is it possible to get tinnitis and severe symptoms from a foreign object stuck in my ear lobe?

Anything is, but . .: A foreign body in your ear lobe would not be expected to produce tinnitus or change in hearing. I don't know what you mean by severe symptoms. Anything is possible, but tinnitus and a process on your ear lobe are not likely to be related. ...Read more

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I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)

I have a painful (when touched) bump where my ear lobe connect to my face. Is it a cyst? No other symptoms. Should I use a hot compress? Thanks :)

Local infection: Could be a local infection, especially if sensitive to touch. Warm compress can help it come to a head. Keep area clean and it should diminish with time. If not, see your MD! ...Read more

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2 hard and small cysts found on the back of my ear lobe. Same size since found.Does not hurt until i rub them very hard. No other symptoms. Need help?

2 hard and small cysts found on the back of my ear lobe. Same size since found.Does not hurt until i rub them very hard. No other symptoms. Need help?

Cysts: Most cysts are benign. Have your doctor follow them for size and consistency, but if they remain unchanged don't be concerned. If they grow or persist, your doctor may do a biopsy, just to be sure that it is benign. ...Read more

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Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?

Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed.  Diagnosis?

Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this seen and treated soon. ...Read more

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Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Cyst: This bump is probably an uninflamed cyst....However, you should have it verified by a dermatologist.You may or may not want to have it surgically removed. You want to be sure that is all it is. Depending on the size and if it's growing you may decide to remove it. ...Read more

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Swollen painless inguinal lymph nodes and 2 under each ear lobe-stationary for 2 months. Cbc-normal. No symptoms.Chewing tobacco for a week. Cancer?

Swollen painless inguinal lymph nodes and 2 under each ear lobe-stationary for 2 months. Cbc-normal. No symptoms.Chewing tobacco for a week. Cancer?

Swollen Lumph Nodes : Although oral cancer is assocaited with chewing tobacco, one week of use will not result in cancer. The wide separation between the nodes in the neck and the nodes in the groin suggest something else may be pgoing on, ranging from a simple post-viral adenoparhy to something more sinister. If they nodes don't clear on their own, i suggest she consult her doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more