Doctor insights on: Painful lump on head above ear

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I have just noticed a small lump right above my ear that is painful to touch. It is definitely not a spot and isn't red or coloured at all.

Lymph node: Likely a reactive lymph node. Will likely dissipate in 7-10 days. If it persists, see an ENT doc for assessment. ...Read more

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3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.

3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.

See pediatrician: Have your pediatrician take a look. It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine the area. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my head above my ear?

I have a lump on the left side of my head above my ear?

Need more info: How long have you noticed the "lump"? Has it grown? It is painful? Is it bony hard and not painful? Could it be just a normal bone excrescence or even just a normal variation on the mastoid bone? It is not painful, not growing and not bleeding, you may leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had a sharp, burning pain on the right side of my head and then a lump appeared right above my ear. It is a little sore. What should I do?

I had a sharp, burning pain on the right side of my head and then a lump appeared right above my ear. It is a little sore. What should I do?

Consider getting: Evaluated. Your primary care doctor good place to start. They are likely related, and question becomes what is the cause of the swelling. Someone needs to look at it and ask more questions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small lump under skin above ear, how can I get rid of it fast?

Small lump under skin above ear, how can I get rid of it fast?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the left side of my scalp above my ear. I'm pretty sure I've had it for awhile now, but I'm not 100%. A doctor said it could be?

I have a small lump on the left side of my scalp above my ear. I'm pretty sure I've had it for awhile now, but I'm not 100%. A doctor said it could be?

Scalp lump: 26 F US: notes: I have a small lump on the left side of my scalp above my ear. I'm pretty sure I've had it for awhile now, but I'm not 100%. A doctor said it could be? ANS: I cannot make out what your question is. Please give more details and send picture. I can do video consult now and see it. Till 4 AM PCT. ...Read more

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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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Small painful lump on back of head, about level with ears more to the left side. No injury? What is it and what do I do about it?

Small painful lump on back of head, about level with ears more to the left side. No injury? What is it and what do I do about it?

Lymph node swelling: This could be a swollen lymph node, which could be infected or swollen because of inflammation or infection on your scalp or ear. It could also be an insect bite. You should have your doctor examine you, so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...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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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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Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%.?

Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%.?

See doc again: It's not clear to me that you have been correctly diagnosed. You may need a biopsy of a lump to determine diagnosis. See the doctor, or a different doctor, again. ...Read more

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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more