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Painful Lump Behind Left Ear
Sudden pain in head and feeling of pressure and dizziness. Almost like sinuses. Now a hard painful lump behind left ear and nausea?
? abscess: See your doctor and find out what it is. ...Read more
I have tingling and numbness in my arms, fingers and toes for months now. I also have a hard painful lump behind my left ear. What could this be and wha?
I have a fluid filled lump behind left ear, feels almost like a blister. Feels like water inside of it, what could it be?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Lump behind left ear. Hard, doesn't move. Doctor ordered blood work and asked about family cancer history. Could it really be cancer?
A lump is a lump...: A lump is a lump. The differential diagnosis (DDx) of a lump is very broad. Can it be cancer? Yes. Can it be an infected ear with a reactive lymph node? Yes. Can it be 200 other things? Yes. Work with your doctor to get a history, physical exam, and any necessary tests. And follow up over time. ...Read more
Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?
If a mass(very hard, fixed,no pain)was discovered behind left ear, normally, how long does it take to disappear?now it's been two weeks
Sebaceous cyst?: If your doc had diagnosed this a sebaceous cyst ask him/her about removing it. It the sack of the cyst is not removed it can keep refilling. It is an easy in office procedure. Peace and good health. Please see doc for proper diagnosis to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more
Lumps: May be lymph nodes or sebaceous cysts. Best to have them checked out with an ENT ...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?
You need to see a : Head and neck surgeon to check these out! Best luck and happy easter! ...Read more
Lump directly behind left ear lobe. Itches and full of pus. Popped it 5 times, but is back the next day. Sometimes hard, sometimes squishy.
Cyst or lymph node: Either you have a lymph node or more likely an infected sebaceous cyst. Once it pops it will continue to pop. You can try warm compress and meticulous cleaning but it will recur soon or years later. Treatment for the cyst requires cutting it out. It can be done in the office. A general surgeon will have experience with this also plastics and ENT. ...Read more
Hard lump behind my left ear but not exactly in the ear itself, it is like located in my lower skull and just right behind the ear. I got headaches too
I have a pea size hard lump on the bone behind left ear closer to neck. Doesn't move. Ice pick headache for 2 weeks same side and dizziness 4 months. Doesn't hurt. Have chronic iritis too. Any ideas?
See neurologist: You may need to see a neurologist and an ophthalmologist for your problem, and hopefully soon. ...Read more
Lumps in neck hard for over a year now and moving soft ones one left side of neck and pressure behind left ear white flashes and blurred vision in eye?
See your doctor: Lymph nodes that are moveable are normal, but hard lumps in neck needs to be checked out by physical exam by your doctor, especially if it causes you to see white flashes, and have blurred vision. There may be something going on that you're unaware of, that the doctor needs to work up further with lab tests, or possibly referring you to an ophthalmologist to find out the cause of your blurred eyes. ...Read more
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
May be a inf cyst: You may have an infected cyst, need to see your doctor for examination and possible removal. ...Read more
What would be a hard lump, fixed and not painful or inflammatory located behind the left ear? I discovered it recently
What test to do?
Lump: I do not think you need a test. I would get seen by a physician. ...Read more
Found a pea sized hard knot behind left ear(almost touching ear) only slightly painful when touches, no redness or fluid or anything, just the knot?
Lymph node or cyst: This is probably a lymph node behind your ear, or it can also be a cyst. Keep close attention to it in the next few days, if it does not go away, have your primary doctor check it. ...Read more
Bump behind left ear and I think it's hard and not movable. Pain in the area sometimes but not while touching it. Changes size throughout day actually?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Hi, there is a small lump behind my left ear about 2 month ago
It is under the skin and not painful And I'm really worried about it?
Can't dx: Using this venue. Possibly a cyst or an enlarged lymph node. Would take an eval to know for sure. Take care. ...Read more
I had a painful lump behind my right ear that went in a few days, two weeks later came back behind my left ear. Any idea what it could be?
Lymph node?: They r not usualy tender or painful. I would c ur pcp 2 b sure. ...Read more
Have a painful lump behind my right ear that went in a few days, about two weeks later the same sort of lump appeared behind my left ear. Any idea what?
Had node behind left ear swollen urgent care said no worries next day occipital node swollen was not painful until last night. Now it's very tender?
52 yr old female with a lot of stress for 4 yrs and having tightning pain in back of neck on left side under skull since 1 week ago and getting more painful radiating behind left ear and cheekbone. Most pain from neck under skull?
Stress: Most likely. I would see your pcp to make sure. ...Read more
Rock hard, pea sized non tender non movable bump over mastoid bone behind left ear. Been there for 3 months does not change in size? Concern?
Follow: Likely a safe lymph node or if non mobile a small bone. It is tiny and non mobile and does not change. A US may be able to define it further but I'd doesn't sound bad. All the best. ...Read more
Lymph node behind left ear where crease meets skull for nearly 3 weeks.bump is getting smaller & ear had wax.should I be concerned about cancer/tumor?
No: Posterior auricular modes pop up from time to time. Malignant ones are obviously very abnormal. ...Read more