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I've recently developed a sore lump behind my left ear after having a cold and sore throat. It's about 1cm big and firm to the touch. Serious?

I've recently developed a sore lump behind my left ear after having a cold and sore throat. It's about 1cm big and firm to the touch. Serious?

Enlarged lymph node: Usually viral or bacterial infection cause enlargement of lymph nodes. Usually gets smaller within week to ten days. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat , a lump behind my ear and 2 bumps at the back of my throat. What could it be?

I have a sore throat , a lump behind my ear and 2 bumps at the back of my throat. What could it be?

Infection: Could be infection. Without examination and possible culture, can't say whether viral or bacterial. Untreated bacterial infection can be quite dangerous, so medical evaluation is important! go get checked! ...Read more

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I got a hard lump behind my ear and its sore what do I do

I got a hard lump behind my ear  and its sore what do I do

Be seen: Be seen by a doctor. Might just be a ln from a viral illness, but could be other infection which might require medication. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear on the jawline its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore. Why is this?

I have a lump behind my ear on the jawline its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore. Why is this?

2 possibilities: You may have an infected lymph node that needs to be addressed or more rarely this could represent an early parotid mass. See a Head and Neck surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi have lumps behind my ear they are not sore i also have been getting headaches the same side and some pain in my jaw?

Hi have lumps behind my ear they are not sore i also have been getting headaches the same side and some pain in my jaw?

See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated by detailed history and physical exam. The lumps behind the ear are disturbing, but because unable to feel them and define them more accurately they must be subjected to professional evaluation. Good luck and hope you improve quickly. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump behind my ear on the jaw line its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore?

Lymph node: Likely a reactive lymph node. Cause often obscure. Should resolve on it's own within a week or so. If persists beyond that, see your MD. ...Read more

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Ive just found a lump behind my ear I've never felt it before it's sore and I've recently had dizzy spells and ringing in my ear what can this be?

Ive just found a lump behind my ear I've never felt it before it's sore and I've recently had dizzy spells and ringing in my ear what can this be?

Ear Lump: That could be a swollen lymph node or a forming abscess. If it is a lymph node it could be from any number of things including an ear infection. You should have your ear looked at by your doctor as soon as you can or be seen at an urgent care. ...Read more

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There is a lump behind my ear and since its been there i've had a sore throat and I am getting headaches. Its been more then a week. What is this and what can I do?

There is a lump behind my ear and since its been there i've had a sore throat and I am getting headaches. Its been more then a week. What is this and what can I do?

Lymph node.: That sounds like enlargement of a postauricular lymph node, which can happen when you're sick with a sinus infection, which could explain the rest of your symptoms. As long as the lymph node goes away along with the infection, then everything is fine . For the sinus infection, though, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more