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I have a lump in my earlobe, more like a small hard ball, there is no pain what can it be?

I have a lump in my earlobe, more like a small hard ball, there is no pain what can it be?

Cyst?: It is not uncommon to develop a cyst in the ear, scalp or neck. They are usually benign and do not cause a problem. Still to be sure you would have to have it excised and put under a microscope. If it bothers you, is painful, or begins to grow rapidly see a surgeon for removal ...Read more

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Small lentil size lump in the earlobe.No visibility from outside.Felt only when touched.soft and painless.It is there fir atleast 3 months.

Small lentil size lump in the earlobe.No visibility from outside.Felt only when touched.soft and painless.It is there fir atleast 3 months.

Sebaceous Cyst: Lump is likely a sebaceous (epidermal) cyst, which is benign. Leave it alone if asymptomatic. See your clinician if increased size or you develop symptoms - pain, redness, discharge. ...Read more

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I had a lump in my earlobe decided to pop it but it popped under the skin. It is now swollen but not sore what is it and what should i do?? Thanks

I had a lump in my earlobe decided to pop it but it popped under the skin.  It is now swollen but not sore what is it and what should i do?? Thanks

Infection: Now that you area surgeon: you must have your ear examined, evaluated and treated with antibiotic therapy: NO POPPING!-get seen ASAP! ...Read more

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Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Several options: This could be a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, or enlarged lymph node. Suggest that you see your doctor to distinguish between these. If it is not changing quickly and you feel generally well, then there is likely no urgency. ...Read more

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Marble sized hard lump that does not hurt or move under my left earlobe along my jaw. it's not a cyst or swollen node. No other pain . Any ideas?

Lymph node: This is likely a lymph node. If you don't feel well, if it is over 1 cm in size, if it is growing in size, if it is rock hard or stuck to surrounding structures or if it does not go down in size after a month get it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes small lumps under ther skin below the ear that move around with no pain or other symptoms?

What causes small lumps under ther skin below the ear that move around with no pain or other symptoms?

Lymph nodes: Reactive lymph nodes are the most common cause of mobile lumps under the skin. If they aren't tender or red, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Found small lump behind my 4 year old ear it does not hurt . Did not know it was there until she felt it n told me it turns blue when you touch it?

Found small lump behind my 4 year old ear it does not hurt . Did not know it was there until she felt it n told me it turns blue when you touch it?

Lump behind ear: Lumps behind the ear are common. Oftentimes, these are lymph glands. As you describe it, it may happen to be a cyst. Please bring her to the pediatrician for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a hard painless lump on the bone behind my ear. What could it be?

? lymph node: Could be a lymph node or cyst if it moves around. Hard to tell without an examination. If it's on the other side as well, could just be a prominence of the bone. ...Read more

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Hard lump bottom of jaw near ear. No pain. What is this?

Hard lump bottom of jaw near ear. No pain. What is this?

See a PCP: Some conditions like facial lumps may require further assessment, tests and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump behind right ear. What could this be?

Need exam: Can't tell from here. You need to see a doctor as this could be a problem needing attention. ...Read more

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Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Ear Lump: This is hard to know unless it is seen and evaluated. Please see your FP or Dermatologist. ...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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My son has a lump or knot in the area on his head behind his left ear. He just noticed it 2 days ago. It does not hurt and it is firm?

My son has a lump or knot in the area on his head behind his left ear.  He just noticed it 2 days ago.  It does not hurt and it is firm?

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated.When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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