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I have a small, hard bump on my skull; it is near the back of my head, behind my ear and a few inches above my hairline. Not sure how long I've had it?

I have a small, hard bump on my skull; it is near the back of my head, behind my ear and a few inches above my hairline. Not sure how long I've had it?

Unsure without: A physical exam but it sounds like it may be a lymph node. Have you been sick lately or had any infections? Is it sore or tender to touch? Without feeling it and seeing exactly where it is, it is hard to tell. Monitor for size change and if it gets smaller over the next week or two and disappears, assume lymph node. If it does not change at all or gets bigger, ask your primary to check it out. ...Read more

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I have a pain-to-the-touch on the back of my head, lower right just behind the ear. I have no other symptons, feel great, no other pain. One week now.

I have a pain-to-the-touch on the back of my head, lower right just behind the ear. I have no other symptons, feel great, no other pain. One week now.

Mastoiditis?: As described, you may have a viral or bacterial infection affecting your mastoid and it is inflamed and painful. Try not to touch the area as it will only aggravate it. Try an NSAID like Ibuprofen, and see the Doctor if it does not go away. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having a ton of pain behind my ear and into the back of. My.head and down my neck what could. It be?

Get checked: Some toxin, pathogen or allergen has settled in your ear, TM joint, mastoid process, occiput, or in the cervical spine, or associated musculature, causing you the pain. Get checked by a neurologist ...Read more

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Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. Also one on my neck. Should I be worried?

Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. Also one on my neck. Should I be worried?

More info, please: How long have you had them? Do they hurt? Do you have any other symptoms? Cough, dandruff, acne, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss? Small bumps below the skin could be lymph nodes or cysts. It is safest to have this checked out by your doc to see what they could be. ...Read more

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I had a tick bite me on the lower back of my head and now there's a big knot behind my ear on my head and a swollen node. Should I go to dr?

I had a tick bite me on the lower back of my head and now there's a big knot behind my ear on my head and a swollen node. Should I go to dr?

I would: Tick bite sxs can include: headache, mild fever, blister or bump, bruising, itching ; burning. However it you have emesis, high fever, spreading rash, bulls eye lesion, confusion, palpitations. Seek med tx. ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

Neck Pain: This is most likely some type of nerve irritation in your age group. It could be as simple as a superficial nerve irritation (neuritis), or possibly a more serious pressure on one of the nerves in your neck. Check with your PCP to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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I have a really painful pain in my neck, back of my head and pressure behind my ear (all right side). No injury and painkillers aren't working?

I have a really painful pain in my neck, back of my head and pressure behind my ear (all right side). No injury and painkillers aren't working?

A few possibilities: Spasm of neck muscle, malfunctioning vertebrae, migraine, inflamed cervical/occipital nerves, mastoid infection, etc. A good history & physical exam, incl osteopathic hands-on exam may find the cause. Don't hesitate to get help. Most of the causes are benign, but infection could be serious. ...Read more

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Had sport injury (AC joint), 2 years ago. Still feel pain when I left my arm or move it certain way & also in my back head (behind my ear). What todo?

Be reevaluated: I would certainly be reevaluated. A detailed exam and appropriate studies probably including an MRI of the shoulder and cervical spine will likely determine the cause. ...Read more

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My daughter got a lump on the back of her head kinda behind the ear it seams to have got bigger overnight and its very painful especially when touched?

My daughter got a lump on the back of her head kinda behind the ear it seams to have got bigger overnight and its very painful especially when touched?

See Your Doctor Now: The painful lump described can be caused by several disorders. Lymph nodes in this region commonly can become inflamed or infected during upper respiratory infections such as Strep throat, Mono, & more. Numerous other disorders can cause enlarged nodes. More info about your daughter's symptoms is needed however pain suggests infection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read more

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When I bend over (less often stood up) I get this strange sensation at the top of my neck (right side) or behind the ear towards the back of head?

When I bend over (less often stood up) I get this strange sensation at the top of my neck (right side) or behind the ear towards the back of head?

Hard to say.: I would need a bit more info. The sensation is it feel like spinning or being off balance? Do you get light headed like you are going to faint? Is it more pain in the neck that you feel? Is it tender to touch? Let us know. ...Read more

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Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Cam a pinched nerve cause numbness in the back of the head and behind the ear?

Yeppers: That would be a C2 pinch & maybe a DASH of C3! Put them together & whaddya have? Numbness in the back of the head & behind the ear! So now my question to you. How did it happen and what is being recommended? Can't cut the head or the ear off...not a good idea. It may resolve on the spot or be a "pain in the neck! " LOL! How about a SOOTHEAWAY device? Www. Sootheaway. Com. Check it out. ...Read more

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I have a cut behind my ear that keeps coming back. How can I stop it from reoccurring. It has been happening over the past 7 days.?

I have a cut behind my ear that keeps coming back. How can I stop it from reoccurring. It has been happening over the past 7 days.?

Healing: Was this an injury? If so it may take a few more days to heal. Avoid irritating the area with hairbrush, comb, eye glasses, etc. Keep the area clean and dry and apply bacitracin once daily. Have your physician examine it if healing doesn't heal. ...Read more

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I have a pus pocket behind my ear it drains and I think it'll go away and it fills back up with a bloody fluid I've had it there for months what to do?

I have a pus pocket behind my ear it drains and I think it'll go away and it fills back up with a bloody fluid I've had it there for months what to do?

See a doctor: Hi. That needs an in-person evaluation by a doctor. We can't evaluate you over the internet, but a bloody, pusy lesion that's been there for months needs to be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have light spots on my neck behind my ear but there spreading down and there some on my back and shoulders. Need to know what to treat it with?

I have light spots on my neck behind my ear but there spreading down and there some on my back and shoulders. Need to know what to treat it with?

Possible rash: Rashes are best treated by first determining the cause. I would recommend that you see your doctor since it is difficult to diagnose online. ...Read more

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I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline?

Probably lymph nodes: The lymph nodes on the side of the neck can get swollen and tender if you have any type of throat inflammation or infection. The lymph nodes behind the ear usually can get inflamed when you have a cut her a break in your skin and your scalp but they also can get inflamed if you have a viral infection. ...Read more

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I found a bump on one side of my neck, then one in m hair line on the back of my neck, now I found one behind my ear, they hurt what are they, ideas?

Lymph nodes: When you have an infection in your scalp, face, sinus, or even a cold this can happen. If they don't resolve see your primary md. ...Read more

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I found a lump behind my ear. Could is make my lower back hurt? If not, what can it be?

I found a lump behind my ear. Could is make my lower back hurt? If not, what can it be?

Not related: This is not very likely related to back pain. As for what it could be? Without more information, size, appearance, timing, duration, the possibilities include a gamut of things from benign to malignant. Most commonly though a lymph node. ...Read more

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I have superficial pain on the skin behind my ear and tension headaches all day in front and back. Skin around back of the ear is hot and red.?

I have superficial pain on the skin behind my ear and tension headaches all day in front and back. Skin around back of the ear is hot and red.?

Not clear: Hot and red skin could represent a skin infection such as cellulitis or an abscess which in that area may cause headache as well. I recommend seeking evaluation by your primary care provider. ...Read more