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Soft Lump Behind Ear
Iv had a soft lump behind my ear that I only noticed because it was feeling tender. It's has now turned a dark purple colour, what could it be?
Lymph node: What you described fits in to be a lymph node. Tenderness usually means infection in the area the node is draining from, ear, scalp, pharynx etc color change is worrisome. Plz see your GP to get further advice. Good luck.
I have a small soft lump behind my right ear and a small hard dome shaped bump in the same right ear. Can you help? Thanks!
Bump: See a dermatologist and/or and ENT specialist.
Soft skin colored lump behind my ear, when I burst it, blood comes out, and now its purple, no pain, it shrank a bit, hasn't changed in size for 2d now
Skin colored lump: This sounds like a sebaceous cyst. However, it might be a good idea to have your primary care provider take a look at it to ensure that it is a cyst. They may opt to treat it at that time. These cysts may get infected or inflamed and may become painful, especially if you "mess with it".
Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr.
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.
See your doctor: This type of mass may be a lymph node or may something more worrisome. The parotid salivary gland typically extends just behind the earlobe and may develop tumors in that portion of the gland, called the tail of the parotid. You should have your doctor evaluate this mass.
Squishy ear lump: Have your local ENT specialist look at it. If it is growing, painful or connected to any part of you ear or neck, it will likely need to be removed.
ENT consult: A lump should be evaluated right away. What you are describing is most likely a benign growth but consult an ENT physician soon.
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
Small lump behind ear. Hard, not painful. Dr looked and said a cyst. Should I b worried? Hasn't 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.
Hard, painless lump with odor behind ear. On previous occasions I drained them, but its hard. Not bothering me, but should I have it checked?
Ear lumps: Hello~ yes these are sebaceous cysts and the time to remove them is when they are quiescent and not infected. See your doc now and have them removed thanks
Hard lump discovered 2 wks ago behind ear. Dr said if not gone in 4 wks then biopsy. Should I wait on biopsy longer than that if no other symptoms?
Your call: If it is stable, and not painful, it is very unlikely to be anything beyond a bit of scar (quite firm) or a piece of mastoid process (bone hard) or a benign inclusion cyst (sort of firm and smooth). Full information before you allow biopsy and consider imaging first -- there is an important nerve nearby.
Are multiple neck lumps that appear rather suddenly considered dangerous? She has 4. One lump is very hard, behind ear. Two new ones in past 2 days
See below: I would certainly get that checked sooner than later. Could be infectious, could also be a malignancy. Any recent illness? Cat scratch or something similar? Any other symptoms?
See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. Parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT.See 1 more doctor answer
Should be checked: This is not usual so it should be checked by your child's doctor.