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I have a hard painful lump just behind my ear by the hairline. it's rock hard,tender,I also have headaches, dizziness, and a ringing in my ear.

I have a hard painful lump just behind my ear by the hairline. it's rock hard,tender,I also have headaches, dizziness, and a ringing in my ear.

See Your Dr: Assuming lump, headaches, ear-ringing and dizziness started more or less together or w/in a short period of time (as opposed to say, you had headaches or dizziness for years which now worsened), I would see your doctor without delay. These could be serious. They could also be related to a musculo-skeletal condition. A doctor will need to see and examine you to help. ...Read more

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I just noticed a small painful lump behind my right ear. It only hurts when touched. Should i get this checked out?

I just noticed a small painful lump behind my right ear. It only hurts when touched. Should i get this checked out?

Yes: Yes. You probably have a cyst or inflamed lymph node or other painful tumor causing this. Please see your dermatologist or doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump behind my right ear. Wasnt painful at first. But now is getting bigger and painful and am having really bad headaches.

Get checked : You must have it checked. It could be a cyst or abscess . Both can be be easily treated , though without an exam and seeing this "lump" it is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis . See your doctor for a physical exam , he/she will determine what it is , treatment or alternatively determine if it requires referral to see a specialist or not . ...Read more

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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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I have a swollen painful lump behind my right ear that just appeared from nowhere and there's bruising. No head trama, ear ache just headaches?

I have a swollen painful lump behind my right ear that just appeared from nowhere and there's bruising. No head trama, ear ache just headaches?

Probably infected gl: Sounds like infection of either sebaceous gland or hair follicle, If it is painful you might benefit from antibiotic. I gets bigger and does not respond to medicine may need to be lansed ...Read more

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I've had a painful red lump behind my right ear. It has been there for about a month or so, should I be worried or not?

Any painful lump: that is red should be checked. In this location the most likely condition to cause this would be a local skin infection or a sebacous cyst. But it matters what your health history is, how old you are, do you have other health problems, have you traveled,and what the lump feels like to the doctor. Any pain is a sign something isn't right and the best advice is to get it checked by a qualified DR ...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 a painful lump behind my jaw and behind my ear>what is it?

probably an ...: Inflamed lymph node. The tail of the parotid also extends to this area and may cause your problem. See an ent. ...Read more

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What are these small lumps behind my ear and nape/neck areas, its also painful.I just had after after my hair color though its not my first time?

What are these small lumps behind my ear and nape/neck areas, its also painful.I just had after after my hair color though its not my first time?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head and behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or skin irritation can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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I have a lump above my right ear that is causing swelling on the side of my face, behind my ear, and causing my ear itself to swell. It is painful to ?

I have a lump above my right ear that is causing swelling on the side of my face, behind my ear, and causing my ear itself to swell. It is painful to ?

Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. ...Read more

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I got a hard lump at my lower skull behind my ear, not painful when touched, got fever last night, light headaches, ?

I got a hard lump at my lower skull behind my ear, not painful when touched, got fever last night, light headaches, ?

Swollen lymph: Gland with a fever and headache may indicate infection - viral or bacterial. You can observe for now and do supportive management- bed rest, plenty of fluids, fever and pain medicine as needed . You may be coming down with a throat infection, sinus infection or viral illness.I if condition worsened, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in my throat. It is painful to talk or move my head. It has progressed to behind my ear and my head is hurting.?

I have a small hard lump in my throat. It is painful to talk or move my head.  It has progressed to behind my ear and my head is hurting.?

See a doctor: No way to determine what is going on without further history, exam and possibly lab tests or imaging studies. Please get this taken care of soon, and hope you will feel better. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear. What can this be?

I have a lump behind my ear. What can this be?

Depends: The mastoid bone behind the ear can develop a lump from chronic infection. Lymph nodes can be felt as a lump but are softer. Simple cysts in the skin can be found where you describe. Make your question known at your next physicial examination, or make a special appointment if the lump is growing larger. ...Read more