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I have a small painful to touch lump on the back of the left side of my head, level with the middle of my ear?

I have a small painful to touch lump on the back of the left side of my head, level with the middle of my ear?

Probably lymph node: Don't mess with it, but apply warm compress for 5 minutes at least once an hour and perhaps it will heal up. If fever or pain, though, or if you are diabetic you should be checked for a dangerous type of ear infection. ...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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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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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 tmjd @ my left jaw and also a small hard lump in front of my left ear. Any relationship?

I have tmjd @ my left jaw and also a small hard lump in front of my left ear. Any relationship?

TMJ ; lump related?: Possibly. Might be a benign TMJ tumor. See a board certified oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. Your medical doc will know nothing about this problem. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful (when pressed) large pea sized lump under my left jaw bone under my ear, what could this be?

I have a hard painful (when pressed)  large pea sized lump under my left jaw bone under my ear, what could this be?

Swollen lymph gland: This is likely a swollen lymph gland. It should go away in a week or two. If it does not, see an physician. ...Read more

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I have a hard immovable lump below my ear between my neck and jaw. it's not painful and I've noticed it getting better. I also have headaches?

See a doctor : Any hard lump in that area, wether it's getting better or not, needs to be checked out to rule out cancer especially if it is hard and immovable. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful lump by my ear next to my jaw line. My jaw clicks when I yawn or move it a certain way. Is this symptoms of tmj, and should I see a dentist for this?

I have a hard painful lump by my ear next to my jaw line. My jaw clicks when I yawn or move it a certain way. Is this symptoms of  tmj, and should I see a dentist for this?

ENT: I would see an ent. The click in your jaw joint (TMJ) and the lump behind your ear are most likely independent of each other. It is normal for your jaw to click. A sign of tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is when there is pain associated with your joint. If you're having pain in your tmj, then i would see your dentist to help manage that. ...Read more

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Swollen lump between jaw and just blew ear dr say 1.5 to 2 cm hard not painful 1 above clavicle but pea size fbc norm. Being sent 4 fna ? thoughts

Swollen lump between jaw and just blew ear dr say 1.5 to 2 cm hard not painful 1 above clavicle but pea size  fbc norm. Being sent 4 fna ? thoughts

Get the FNA: Fine needle aspiration. We can talk about your results afterwards. If it's stony-hard, it's probably wise to fine-needle it. ...Read more

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Found a hard painful lump in front of my ear with jaw pain. Also have pink eye that is getting worse after using the drops. not pink eye? Related?

Found a hard painful lump in front of my ear with jaw pain. Also have pink eye that is getting worse after using the drops. not pink eye? Related?

Not related.: The lump is likely a parotid tumor. See ENT surgeon. See the MD who prescribed the drops about the eye. ...Read more

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Found small hard lump that moves slightly by the left side of my face by my ear and jaw joint. Had a lipoma on shoulder b4 but this feels v different ?

Found small hard lump that moves slightly by the left side of my face by my ear and jaw joint. Had a lipoma on shoulder b4 but this feels v different ?

Could: be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst or a lipoma. Examination and possible monitoring of size changes or excisional biopsy ...Read more

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Hard,painful, and immovable lump below ear on jaw. Had wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago, could it be bone/tooth residue stuck in paritod gland?

Hard,painful, and immovable lump below ear on jaw. Had wisdom teeth removed a couple months ago, could it be bone/tooth residue stuck in paritod gland?

Probably not: Please return to specialist Oral Surgeon or General Dentist that removed your wisdom teeth for reevaluation. Referral to ENT may be prudent. ...Read more

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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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Had back pain for yrs, hubby recently found small (match head size) hard lump 8cms under shoulder blade (can't visibly be seen) that doesn't move.

Had back pain for yrs, hubby recently found small (match head size) hard lump 8cms under shoulder blade (can't visibly be seen) that doesn't move.

Lumps: Lumps in the back can be caused by many reasons. Some common ones can be soft tissue growths, cysts, bony abnormalities, or fatty infiltration. If concerned, you should follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache. What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Cyst or abscess?: It is possible that you could have a cyst, infected hair, or abscess that is causing your symptoms. Please see your doctor for proper treatment. It may include antibiotics or it may need incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch. ?

Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch. ?

Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cause lymph node reactivity. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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I have a small cluster of strange lumps on the back of my head, all on the right hand side. A few of these are painful, but the largest of them isnt?

I have a small cluster of strange lumps on the back of my head, all on the right hand side. A few of these are painful, but the largest of them isnt?

Head lumps: hello ~ difficult to give you an exact diagnosis because you do not give enough history. These could be lymph nodes if they are pea-sized or they could be lipomas. This is one of those things we cannot give you and exact diagnosis unless we can see and palpate the lumps. I think a trip to the local NHS doc is in the offing? thanks ...Read more

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I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head / neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin / scalp help?

I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head / neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin / scalp help?

See MD to b safe : Probably should have it checked out by a doc to be on safe side. If it is not growing larger that's a good sign, but if it's hard and not moveable that "could be" a more serious growth. Hard to say without an actual exam. ...Read more

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I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head/neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin/scalp do i worry?

I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head/neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin/scalp do i worry?

Cyst: Its probably a cyst. At some point, if it grows, causes problems, or you just don't like it, surgical removal ca be done. Usually an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. You should have it looked at by your primary care provider on be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've had for some years in the back of my head right side a painful hard lump that once in a while becomes swollen & causes head-ache. What can it be?

I've had for some years  in the back of my head right side a painful hard lump that once in a while becomes swollen & causes head-ache. What can it be?

This may be: The muscle overlying the greater occipital nerve just below the skull base. If it is tender to push on you might try using a heating pad. If it continues see either a neurologist or an old laryngologist. I used a steroid injection which often relieves the symptoms. ...Read more