small hard lump on earlobe

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Dr. Milton Mintz answered:

Small bb like lumps under skin on shin thigh forehead earlobe abdomen and upper arm. One lump in each location not painful. What r they?

See dermatologist

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a biopsy might give u an answer
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

Hard pea sized lump under skin around earlobe?

Lymph node, salivary

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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.
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Painful swollen, warm to touch earlobe, with hard lump inside. what could this be, a boil?

Ruptured cyst

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Most likely it is an epidermal cyst that has ruptured. The swelling and tenderness is the resulting inflammatory reaction, which is often mistaken for an infection. But like an infection, it needs to be drained to relieve the pressure and stop the pain. Epidermal cysts occur very commonly in earlobes; no one knows why.
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Dr. Donald Cohen answered:

I have a small pea sized lump under my earlobe sort of where my jaw meets my earlobe. It's moveable and I'm wondering what it may be.

A few things

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This area may have a lymph node which may be enlarged. You could have something in your parotid gland like a stone or other mass. You should see an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon or ENT Surgeon to be evaluated.
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I noticed a little hard lump in my neck right behind my earlobe under the skin. It doesn't hurt when I touch it. What could it be? No redness...

See an ENT

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Possibilities include lymph node, parotid gland tumor, skin cyst. Need an exam to figure it out.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

19 yr old daughter has a painful lump inside her earlobe. It feels like a little ball and very painful when touched. Can't be moved, feels hard.

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She may have a granuloma or bump secondary to having had infected ear ring site. The resulting healing process resulted in a lump of scar tissue
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

Hard lump on jaw joint,felt through touching my cheek,level with bottom of earlobe,2cm away,aching,always have swollen parotid gland.What could it be?

Inflammation or mass

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Possible explanations are an obstructed duct causing a tender area of swelling or a parotid tumor. 80% of,parotid tumors are benign. It is concerning that it aches as parotid cancers are more likely to be painful than benign masses. Recommend seeing ENT SOON
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Wore magnetic earring and when i took it off a hard lump was left inside my earlobe No discomfort, cant tell/see its there unless touched. What is it?

Earlobe Cyst

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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
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I have a pea size hard lump on the back of my left earlobe, close to where the lobe connects with my face. Had this for 2 weeks. Should I be concerned?

Yes

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Yes you should see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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I have a small lump on the back of my earlobe as small as a bead . Should i be concerned It hurt when it is pushed on . color is different than my skin slitly

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I cannot diagnose your lump. If it is on the back of the ear it could be a post-auricular cyst. A sebaceous cyst contains dead skin and oil. You could have an infection. If it is behind the ear, you may have a swollen lymph node. I suggest you get it checked by your doctor so that the cause can be identified. The doctor can give better information about whether it will resolve of its own or if any intervention is necessary.
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