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Small bump right above ear (in crook), painful to touch. Could it be a lymph node infection? How long should I wait to see if it goes away?

Small bump right above ear (in crook), painful to touch. Could it be a lymph node infection? How long should I wait to see if it goes away?

Post auricular LN: It is persists beyond the first few weeks of the year then have your family doctor or your local ent doctor check you . You may have lymph nodes elsewhere that you can not feel. Usually the doctor will give you an antibiotic to see if it does not resolve. If no change, then it will need to come out or get biopsied with a needle. I see these very often and they usually go away. Feel better! ...Read more

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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but i wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but i wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node. There is a batch of them around the ear. They enlarge with response to inflammation/infection and can remain elarged for months. Let your doctor check it out at your next physical so they can keep an eye on it. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time.

I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time.

Explanation: Your dizziness after sitting long time most likely caused by orthostatic hypotension. To avoid this you need drink a lot of fluids!!! And make a short breaks for 5-10 min exercise. Your bump on the head need evaluation, if it growing up ...Read more

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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

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I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b?

I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b?

Skin bump: I've had a raised flesh colored longer bump on my scalp above my ear for yrs. It has a skin tag that formed on the edge few yrs ago. What could bump b? ANS: many things. show to your Dr or send picture to us. ...Read more

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The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. it is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump,hurts when touching it? Took a pic

The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. it is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump,hurts when touching it? Took a pic

Picture?: It is impossible to say without certainty without seeing the image. May be a pimple or a small boil. Avoid picking at the bump, keep the area clean, consider topical antibiotic ointment AND if it is increasing in size or has new symptoms have it seen by a physician. ...Read more

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Painful bumps inside my ears, what is this?

Painful bumps inside my ears, what is this?

Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my head, by my ear. It's not painful, nor does it move. Should I be concerned?

I have a small bump on the back of my head, by my ear. It's not painful, nor does it move. Should I be concerned?

Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a few tiny bumps behind each of my ears. They aren't painful and dont itch but they've been there for at least a few days. What are they?

I have a few tiny bumps behind each of my ears. They aren't painful and dont itch but they've been there for at least a few days. What are they?

Lymph node.: Those sounds like post-auricular lymph nodes, which could enlarge in response to an ear or sinus infection. If they eventually go away completely, say in two to four weeks, then there's no cause for concern, especially if you have symptoms of said infections. If they do not go away, you may want to have them looked at - sometimes we need to take these out for definitive diagnosis if they linger. ...Read more

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Painful bump in back of baby's ear, what is this?

Painful bump in back of baby's ear, what is this?

A lymph node: Lymph nodes are part of our immune system and they get larger when we need to make antibodies to some potential source of infection. Your baby has lymph nodes behind the ears which is normal. However if the area is really red and extremely tender his lymph node may have gotten infected and you need to take him to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Big bump on back of ear very painful and swollen?

Big bump on back of ear very painful and swollen?

See a doctor: See a doctor. This could get serious in that area, if it is not checked. ...Read more

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Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Painful lump: A bone hard painful lump behind the ear could be due to an infection or a tumor. You need to be seen medically right away. ...Read more

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I have a very painful bump on my face. It's hard as a rock and painful to touch. It's red and about the size of a penny. Close to my ear.

I have a very painful bump on my face. It's hard as a rock and painful to touch. It's red and about the size of a penny. Close to my ear.

Infection: It sounds like some degree of infection but it can be the skin like an infected comedone or acne or the parotid gland with stone. It is best to be seen by your doctor to make a decision and be treated appropriately. ...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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I have a really painful bump behind me ear no fever or anything just pain and swelling?

Pinna: Id your boil is near the ear lobe it can be painful due to increased pressure within the tissue. The skin is tight and close to the tissue. An exam by an MD may be needed to see if the boil is large it may need to lanced by an MD with proper care. Best of luck ...Read more

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I Had Very Painful Small Bump in My Ear So I Asked My Bestfriend To Pop It . When She Popped It Got Worse Now The Whole Side Of My Face Aches?

I Had Very Painful Small Bump in My Ear So I Asked My Bestfriend To Pop It . When She Popped It Got Worse Now The Whole Side Of My Face Aches?

May have infection: It is possible that popping the bump allowed the area to become infected. If the aching doesn't go away or if you have redness, warmth, or severe tenderness in the area, you should see a doctor to be evaluated for an infection. If the aching is mild and goes away within an hour or two of when the bump was popped, it is more likely just related to irritation from when she popped it. ...Read more