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Tender Behind Ear
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
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
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
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
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
I have a swollen very painful tender spot behind my left ear. It hurts to even move my head and it starting hurt down my neck, what could this be?
Infected cyst: Most likely you have infected cyst , see your doctor for antibiotics and possible i&d. ...Read more
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
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
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