Top
20
Doctor insights on: Tender Behind Ear

Share
1

1
What can cause tender temples , sore eyes and tender bones behind ears

Vasculitis : I hope this is transient, in which case i would not worry. However, some condition affecting small arteries can cause the symptoms you just described, usually in the elderly. Do not panic and see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

2

2
I have excruciating ear pain and a little tenderness behind the ear. Had my ear checked by a dr and have no infection. Should i be concerned?

I have excruciating ear pain and a little tenderness behind the ear.  Had my ear checked by a dr and have no infection.  Should i be concerned?

Ear pain: Ear pain can be challenging, particularly when your ear looks normal. I see this quite frequently and usually the pain is coming from a nearby structure. One if the most common is the jaw joint. The jaw joint and the ear canal actually share a bone. Other things can feel like ear pain, too. A sore throat or even a problem with the thyroid or the voice box. You need an ENT to check it out. ...Read more

4

4
Hello, I've had crackling in my right ear when I swallow for a few months, my doc says it's etd, I now have tenderness behind my ear ?

Hello,  I've had crackling in my right ear when I swallow for a few months,  my doc says it's etd, I now have tenderness behind my ear ?

New symptom: Because there now is a new symptom (the pain behind the ear), your doctor may choose to have an ENT specialist examine the throat and ears. Although ear popping is consistent with Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD), the pain could be a sign of infection requiring treatment and/or abnormal growth such as cholesteatoma. ETD alone would not cause tenderness. ...Read more

5

5
Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Tender lump in crease behind ear right where the lobe connects to cartilage. Is there a node there? Or more likely a cyst?

Sebaceous cyst: This is the most common lesion at that location. It may require surgical excision if it gets infected or enlarges. ...Read more

7

7
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

9

9
Yesterday I hit my head quite hard Since I have been very tender just behind/above my ear. Tender to touch, hurt when moving eyebrows. Should I worry?

No: The muscles of the face, "scalp" are under this area. You are likely feeling it when you move the eyebrows which is elevating the epcranius and the temporal muscles which sit adjacent to each other. Should get better with rest and time! ...Read more

10

10
I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long ?

I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear.  Its smaller but still tender.  Dr not concerned, how long ?

Lymph node: Local infections can be associated with acute enlargement of lymph nodes in the region. These nodes act as filters of the small vessels which transport lymph fluid. Bacteria are trapped in the nodes and processed by the body. Destruction of the infectious materials results in inflammation. These reactive nodes can be very tender...This enlargement and tenderness can last for weeks. ...Read more

13

13
Hard lump behind ear sore when i touch it.What is it and what will i do?

Hard lump behind ear sore when i touch it.What is it and what will i do?

Probably lymph node: The mass is probably an inflamed lymph node related to your ear infection. Please see your doctor for treatment of the infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
I have a bump behind ear what is it its red and sore and its small, I've had it for a week now,

I have a bump behind ear what is it its red and sore and its small, I've had it for a week now,

Depending : Depending on the location behind your ear, two possibilities could be an enlarged lymph node (although this shouldn't turn red) or a cyst. If it becomes large, hot, on has purulent drainage you may need to get it assessed for infection. ...Read more

15

15
31 yr old female knot on mastroid bone behind ear for a month has not gotten bigger. Is not sore or moveable no other symptoms should I worry?

31 yr old female knot on mastroid bone behind ear for a month has not gotten bigger. Is not sore or moveable no other symptoms should I worry?

No.: A knot or lump in that area is probably an enlarged lymph node. Lymph nodes enlarge due to infection/inflammation typically. I only worry about cancer if nodes continue to grow over time. If it does not go away on its own within 2-4 more weeks, see a physician. But, otherwise i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

17

17
Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Small lump behind ear under earlobe, not sore or tender to touch what could it be?

Several options: This could be a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, or enlarged lymph node. Suggest that you see your doctor to distinguish between these. If it is not changing quickly and you feel generally well, then there is likely no urgency. ...Read more

18

18
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil?   Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease ) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

19

19
Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe . What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Painful spot behind ear and a tender swollem bump below the spot near earlobe . What is it? Its the right ear and been there since 3 days bump since 1

Reactive lymph node: You may have a small infection there with a reactive lymph node right below it. If this fails to resolve then see your dr. To make sure there is nothing suspicious that needs a biopsy. We can get infections at a hair follicle that may be causing the tenderness. Get it checked if it doesn't resolve. ...Read more