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What could be a bump behind the ear on your bone be from?

What could be a bump behind the ear on your bone be from?

If it is beneath..: The skin and can be moved around it is most likely a cyst or a lymph node. Congenital cysts are often seen in this area in babies and young children but can appear later in life also. Lymph nodes in this area usually enlarge in response to a scalp lesion above or behind the ear, such as dandruff or a bug bite or scratch. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Bone hard painful bump behind ear but on bone, what to do?

Painful lump: A bone hard painful lump behind the ear could be due to an infection or a tumor. You need to be seen medically right away. ...Read more

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Daughter just found bony bump behind ear. Hard smaller then a bb. Pcp says no lymph nodes thinks cartilage. bone spur? No xrays done. I'm worried??

Daughter just found bony bump behind ear.  Hard smaller then a bb.  Pcp says no lymph nodes thinks cartilage. bone spur? No xrays done. I'm worried??

Not sure: Since it is smaller than a BB it is probably nothing to worry about. X rays are not likely to show much in this area. Just keep an eye on it and if it should start getting larger, then ask again for an evaluation. Meanwhile, ask her not to rub or mess with it (or you either!) Just check once a week or so. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?

Hard painful lump behind ear on the bone. Only just noticed it. Cannot move it is fixed to the bone?

Lymph node: It is probably a small lymph node but it is best to get it checked by your GP. Make an appointment to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of neck and behind ear, on the bone, pain when breath in or when my head goes back or forward? Pcp found nothing wrong.

Do you have rheumatd: First we need to know if you have a confirmed diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis(ra)? If you do, then this neck pain can be related to RA and should respond to pain meds that you have used for treating your ra. You need to ask your treating doctor about how to manage the neck problem which can arise from arthritic problem in your cervical spine(neck). Tylenol (acetaminophen) take every 6 hourly would help for now. ...Read more

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Bump behind ear on 4 year old?

Bump behind ear on 4 year old?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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When should you worry if a bump comes up behind your ear on the bone 31 year old female healthy no other symptoms?

When should you worry if a bump comes up behind your ear on the bone 31 year old female healthy no other symptoms?

Don't worry.: Most likely, a bump behind the ear is a slightly enlarged lymph node that is noticeable due to infection or inflammation. Alternatively, it could be a benign skin condition. If it persists longer than 1 month, then consider having it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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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

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I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea. It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?

I have a bump behind my ear on the bone about the size of a small pea.  It is not visible and can only be felt when pressing on it. Ear lobe feels hot?

Sebaceous cyst: The sebaceous cyst is a firm rubbery subcutaneous lesion that's freely movable to the skin and has a central open that if squeezed too hard a white thick smelly oil will express from the hole. Do not pick on the whole simply apply warm soapy compress as they open up on its own, if not surgical treatment maybe necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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I have a small pea sized bump behind my ear on the bone. Painless and doesnt seem to move, first noticed it a few days ago and was sore but now it not?

I have a small pea sized bump behind my ear on the bone. Painless and doesnt seem to move, first noticed it a few days ago and was sore but now it not?

Cyst: This could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. It is a good sign that it no longer hurts. Would continue to monitor it for change. If it gets larger, it has to be evaluated ...Read more