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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now! ...Read more

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Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?

Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal.  Is this dangerous/serious?

Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more

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Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. no trauma to the area. could it be cancer?

Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. no trauma to the area. could it be cancer?

Some concerns about: that. It is not exactly the right spot for normal lymph nodes. Furtehrmore that is quite large for a normal lymph node. without an exam, I can only give general information and it would seem to be something to get an exam for. ...Read more

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Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience  vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

No: The thyroid is in the front of the neck. If this "soft nodule" is on the back of the neck, then it's not a thyroid. If pressing it cause vertigo, please see a physician to get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr.Comp?Cancer?

I've had swollen lymph node on right side of neck-pea size, harder node behind right ear and hard lump-large marble-base of skull for 1yr.Comp?Cancer?

Mastoid process v LN: It's possible you're feeling your own mastoid process -which is a normal boney nodule right behind the ear. Check both sides of your head to see if it's symmetrical -if so, that's what it is. If these are 'asymmetric' findings you should have a physical exam by a doctor who can explain these findings. I would want to know more about your medical condition and risks for cancer, so schedule w/ an MD ...Read more

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Centralized head pain, painful headaches, small bump behind right ear on bone. Pressure also.

Centralized head pain, painful headaches, small bump behind right ear on bone. Pressure also.

Variety of causes: There many things that could cause this, one of which is an ear infection. Best to have exam and get correct answer and treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple. What is this ?

Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple.  What is this ?

Lymph node: The appearance of a swollen gland, or lymph node, is a sign your body's immune system is working well to clear up the infection. On the same side. Rest easy. ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Allergies: You may have allergies.The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain.theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read more

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Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Ear lobes swollen infected pain in sides of neck below ear lobes what could this be?

Lymph nodes: Given the information it is likely that you have some inflamed lymph nodes in your neck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Infectious: You have all the signs and symptoms of some infection, be it sinus, ear, throat, etc... get eval to properly diagnose your infection so you can get treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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Do lymph nodes show on MRI? Brain MRI done 2 weeks ago, everything is fine. I now noticed a squishy moveable lump behind my left ear on the mastoid.

Do lymph nodes show on MRI? Brain MRI done 2 weeks ago, everything is fine. I now noticed a squishy moveable lump behind my left ear on the mastoid.

Although an MRI can: show lymph nodes, they can develop quickly and it is possible it was not there two weeks ago. Ask your health care provider to examine this area and determine if it is something to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Lesion on outer ear red and swollen?

Lesion on outer ear red and swollen?

Infection: Usually swollen red area could be infection with pus formation. Use neosporin oint locally if you want cover with k-tape and apply heat will soften the area and will be able to drain pus. Mark the redness area with marker pen if this gets bigger get help from your doctor for incision, drainage and oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool. ...Read more

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I dvlpd a 2cm pea sz lump under my RT earlobe inside the skin/parotid gland area causing hot pulsing sensation. ctscan showed normal lymph what is it?

I dvlpd a 2cm pea sz lump under my RT earlobe inside the skin/parotid gland area causing hot pulsing sensation. ctscan showed normal lymph what is it?

Lymph node: The CT shows the size of a lymph node. Doesn't necessarily say what is inside and going on there. It is not out of the question that this lymph node is say infected. It is best to talk to your doc ...Read more

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Lump behind ear, right on the bony bit behind the ear it's fixed and hard it's right on bone so not lymph node, what could it be? Feel unwell also.

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Lump behind ear, right on the bony bit behind the ear it's fixed and hard it's right on bone so not lymph node, what could it be? Feel unwell also.

Lymph node: It could be a lymph node, cyst, infection, abscess or fatty tissue. You should see a doctor to have it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness  in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Possible lymph node: When a body fights bacteria or a virus the lymph nodes drain away the results and sometimes they will swell when active . An exam by a dentist or physician is warranted ...Read more