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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 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?

Numbness: Numbness and tingling feeling usually an indicator of nerve irritation which could be from several causes from vitamin deficiency to cancer. Lump behind the ear again from different tissues, lymph gland, cysts, tumors. It really needs exam and some labs if warranted. ...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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I have a fluid filled lump behind left ear, feels almost like a blister. Feels like water inside of it, what could it be?

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

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Lump behind left ear. Hard, doesn't move. Doctor ordered blood work and asked about family cancer history. Could it really be cancer?

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

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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?

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?

Appt time: The baby can have bacterial conjunctivitis, to nasolacrimal obstruction, viral infection--he/she really needs to be seen. As far as lymph nodes the one near the ear is located inferior to the ear not behind it. ...Read more

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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

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 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

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Two big lumps behind left ear, what could this be?

Two big lumps behind left ear, what could this be?

Lumps: May be lymph nodes or sebaceous cysts. Best to have them checked out with an ENT ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

Lymphadenitis: Or swollen lymph nodes due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Headache is a separate issue. If concerned, check with your pcp. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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I have a hard lump behind my left ear, and its painful. And it comes and goes.

I have a hard lump behind my left ear, and its painful. And it comes and goes.

May be a inf cyst: You may have an infected cyst, need to see your doctor for examination and possible removal. ...Read more

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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?

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