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What to do if I discovered this small, hard lump behind my ear?

What to do if I discovered this small, hard lump behind my ear?

Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you more about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your doctor, or try Healthtap Prime for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump behind my left ear that has been there for about two weeks and is slightly sensitive to touch. Should i be worried?

I have a small hard lump behind my left ear that has been there for about two weeks and is slightly sensitive to touch. Should i be worried?

Not yet: Often lumps behind the ear are enlarged lymph nodes. A visit to your family doctor can give you answers and possible treatment. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and your doctor is trained to identify lumps that are benign as well as those that are something more serious. ...Read more

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My daughter is 20 months. I noticed today that there is a small hard lump behind her right ear. It doesn't hurt when I touch it. Should I be worried?

My daughter is 20 months. I noticed today that there is a small hard lump behind her right ear. It doesn't hurt when I touch it. Should I be worried?

Node enlargement: occurs as a result of stimulation by the immune system, usually in response to a variety of infections. Enlarged lymph nodes behind the ears are usually caused by previous infection of the ear or scalp and are generally not significant health issues. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump behind my right ear. I have headaches nausea, and dizziness. It doesn't hurt to the touch... What is it?

Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea and when stimulated they are often bean sized or larget.Size often changes over weeks & often reflects bug bits, skin rashes or throat irritation, it is not likely related to headaches, nausea or dizziness. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more

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Small hard lump under right ear behind lower jaw. Have had it for at least 5 years now. What could cause this and what affordable ways could treat it?

Many things: It could be a cyst, tumor, swollen lymph node, etc. Get a referral from your dr. For this to be biopsied, and removed properly. The fact it's been there for 5 yr leads me to believe it is not too serious, but get it removed. ...Read more

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I have a small hard fixed lump behind my left ear, about at my hair line. I went to my doctor about it and she said she doesn't feel it?

I have a small hard fixed lump behind my left ear, about at my hair line. I went to my doctor about it and she said she doesn't feel it?

A hard: fixed "lump" which your doctor cannot feel may very well be a "bump" in your skull bone..Years ago these bumps were thought to represent certain illnesses (the practitioners who "read" these bumps were called PHRENOLOGISTS....google it! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a small, pea sized hard lump behind my ear lobe. Could it be a swollen gland or a cyst?

I have a small, pea sized hard lump behind my ear lobe. Could it be a swollen gland or a cyst?

Either, or: Could be a swollen gland or cyst. Most likely diagnosis is reactive lymph. Should resolve soon. If not, see an ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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Small lump behind ear. Hard, not painful. Dr looked and said a cyst. Should i b worried? Hasnt gotten bigger or anything.

Small lump behind ear. Hard, not painful. Dr looked and said a cyst. Should i b worried? Hasnt gotten bigger or anything.

Sebaceous Cyst: Sounds like a sebaceous cyst. These are very common and of no cause to worry. Generally they do not require medical treatment unless they become unsightly, painful or infected. Treatment options include surgical excision. ...Read more

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Could I have lymphoma? Bad headaches for few weeks, small lump behind ear (firm but moves slightly), tiredness and breathlessness?

Have it checked out: Sounds like a small lymph node, which for a 19 year old is most likely completely normal. However, if you are having other symptoms and are concerned for a cancerous process, have it checked out. The bump may or may not be related to your other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have 5-7 lumps on my neck, behind ear, spine. they start out like a small hard lump or large lump and scab over. im 22. is this cancer? it dont hurt

I have 5-7 lumps on my neck, behind ear, spine. they start out like a small hard lump or large lump and scab over. im 22. is this cancer? it dont hurt

Possibly infection: If the lesions end up with scabs it sounds more likely that these lumps are infection such as a boil or abscess. However, I tend to be conservative and the lumps should be evaluated and if necessary a biopsy may be taken or if there is discharge then a culture could be taken. See a medical provider. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more

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Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

Red hard lump behind ear. Is red and if I touch it it hurts?

Either or see a doc: it could be either a lymph node and that will explain the tenderness and mass effect it could be an oil gland cyst what is called sebaceous cyst that could get hard like a solid mass and it could get infected and turn to abscess like structure either way you need to see your doctor for evaluation and proper treatment at least with antibiotic before the infection spread good luck ...Read more

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Hard lump behind ear sore when i touch it.What is it and what will i do?

Hard lump behind ear sore when i touch it.What is it and what will i do?

Probably lymph node: The mass is probably an inflamed lymph node related to your ear infection. Please see your doctor for treatment of the infection. ...Read more

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