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Dr. Terry Edwards
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I have a small hard lump in my earlobe that hurts when I touch it. Any ideas on what it is?

I have a small hard lump in my earlobe that hurts when I touch it. Any ideas on what it is?

Inclusion cyst: usually this would be an inclusion cyst or normal ear cartilidge, if there is no skin involvement, ie bleeding or redness, it would be unusual for this to be something of concern ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?

I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?

Infected Cyst: This is likely an infected inclusion cyst in your earlobe. It needs to be drained. Therefore you need to be seen by a physician to be treated. Do not try to pop it on your own. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. John Fung
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Have a hard lump the size of a small marble in my earlobe. painful if you squeeze it n doesn't move. What could it possible be n should I tell my gp?

Have a hard lump the size of a small marble in my earlobe. painful if you squeeze it n doesn't move. What could it possible be n should I tell my gp?

Epidermoid cyst ?: If you have pierced ears and the area of the painful lump is close by, you could have epidermoid cyst. This is caused by implantation of epidermis (skin cells) into the dermis (below the skin level) during ear piercing. They can also be caused by a blocked pore adjacent to the piercing. Cysts can be removed by surgical excision if it is causing significant discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Sunil Ummat
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Small lump in the front of earlobe, painless, look like cartilage thing when touch, no inflammation, skin is moving over it , hard? male 22

Small lump in the front of earlobe, painless, look like cartilage thing when touch, no inflammation, skin is moving over it , hard? male 22

Embryonic variant: These are actually quite common. Painless, hard and small lumps in front of the earlobe. Commonly either a cyst or cartilage material. Usually it is something that you are born with but shows up later in life. To be safe, have it seen by a doc, preferably an ENT specialist. They can remove it if there are any concerns. Best ! ...Read more

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Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
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Small painless hard lump behind ear lobe on neck about 4wks. Came when earlobe was infected. Lobe ok now but lump still there and remains same size.

Small painless hard lump behind ear lobe on neck about 4wks. Came when earlobe was infected. Lobe ok now but lump still there and remains same size.

Lymph node : Most likely a lymph node which was inflamed initially, could be something else as well, like a lipoma , cyst etc plz make sure with your doctor . ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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Wore magnetic earring and when i took it off a hard lump was left inside my earlobe no discomfort, can't tell/see its there unless touched. What is it?

Wore magnetic earring and when i took it off a hard lump was left inside my earlobe no discomfort, can't tell/see its there unless touched. What is it?

Earlobe Cyst: Sebaceous cysts are the most common type of cysts seen in the ear. They are bulging, sac-like collections of dead skin cells and oils produced by oil glands in the skin. They commonly occur: behind the ear in the ear canal in the earlobe on the scalp. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Hard pea sized lump under skin around earlobe?

Hard pea sized lump under skin around earlobe?

Lymph node, salivary: Adjacent to the ear lobe is the parotid salivary gland and lymph nodes so the lump could be from one of these structures. Also can have skin cysts in this location. Suggest watching it and to see ENT if it gets bigger or if there is pain or tenderness to touch. ...Read more

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