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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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