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Doctor insights on: What Does A Bump Behind The Ear Mean

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What does bump behind ear mean?

What does bump behind ear mean?

Bump behind ear: Hello, the bump behind your ear could be the normal mastoid process which is prominent behind our ear or a lymph node. I have seen nodes behind the ear that needed excision. See your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more

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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

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I have slight chest pain when I breathe and ssoreness in ear with a bump behind the ear as well as a bit of a sore throat?

I have slight chest pain when I breathe and ssoreness in ear with a bump behind the ear as well as a bit of a sore throat?

Viral illness?: It's impossible to say what you have without examining you, but the combination of pain with breathing, sore throat, and pain in ear suggests a viral upper respiratory illness. Rest, fluids, ibuprofen and a tincture of time are the usual treatment for a viral URI. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump

Is it normal to feel that a certain bone behind the ear might a little bit bigger than the other? Mine felt similar to a bump

Yes: It is called the mastoid process. One side of the skull is not completely symmetric with the other. Perhaps you always laid with one side down on your back as an infant, which might have mushed one of them a bit. ...Read more

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I got a bump about 3 weeks ago on the left side scalp behind the ear. Bump went away but I'm numb on the left side above the ear.

I got a bump about 3 weeks ago on the left side scalp behind the ear. Bump went away but I'm numb on the left side above the ear.

Massage for muscle: Perhaps this is swelling of the muscle. Try GENTLE massage - no heat. Try not chewing hard for a few days to rest the muscle called Temporalis Muscle. ...Read more

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What would cause a bald spot behind the ear on hairline with nothing visible but feeling a small bump about dime sized. Like I said, a small baldSpot?

What would cause a bald spot behind the ear on hairline with nothing visible but feeling a small bump about dime sized. Like I said, a small baldSpot?

Alopecia areata?: An autoimmune disease. Body's autoimmune system attacking hair follicles. With medications the hair can grow back. See your doctor. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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What is this pea-sized bump behind my ear?

What is this pea-sized bump behind my ear?

Lymph node? Cyst?: Depending on location it could be a cyst or an enlarged posterior auricular lymph node. ...Read more

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I consistently get hard bumps behind my ears that disappear after a few days. Does this indicate something about my lifestyle that I need to change?

I consistently get hard bumps behind my ears that disappear after a few days. Does this indicate something about my lifestyle that I need to change?

Lymph nodes: The hard bumps behind the ears are likely just lymph nodes. Just eat healthy and keep an eye on them. They will come and go. If they stay around for more than a few weeks, they need to get checked. Food luck! ...Read more

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Bump behind left ear and I think it's hard and not movable. Pain in the area sometimes but not while touching it. Changes size throughout day actually?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about this bump behind my ear?

Can you tell me about this bump behind my ear?

Need to see a doctor: It's not possible to tell you about the bump behind your ear without any further information from you or examining the area in question. See your doctor, or try Healthtap Prime for further evaluation. ...Read more

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There is a painless bump behind my ear. It has been there for about 2 wks. What could it be?

There is a painless bump behind my ear. It has been there for about 2 wks. What could it be?

Node or cyst: Likely a lymph node or sebaceous (oil gland) cyst. If it persists beyond another week, see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have noticed that behind my ear on my actual ear there is a hard bump thing. Worried! : (?

What to do if I have noticed that behind my ear on my actual ear there is a hard bump thing. Worried! : (?

Cyst?: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. You should see your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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How did I get a itchy and inflamed bump behind my ear?

Lymph node/cyst: A doctor should evaluate it but it may be an lymph node or a cyst that is inflammed locally. Fever, pain, redness all point towards a localized infection. A good evaluation will give you the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

What to do if I have a bump behind my ear at the bottom begind my ear lobe what could this be?

Bump: Difficult to diagnose without taking a look at it. Consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bumps behind my ears by my hairline?

How to get rid of bumps behind my ears by my hairline?

Bumps at hairline: Find out the cause and treat that. Lets chat and you can send pictures. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move?

At 18, no: But still need to be checked by your doctor. Most likely you have a cyst more common at your age. Make sure to see your doctor and once cleared, you don't have to worry. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move I have also noticed I'm gained 5 pounds and am more tiered lately?

Should I be worried about a pea sized bump behind my ear that doesn't hurt or move I have also noticed I'm gained 5 pounds and am more tiered lately?

Probably unrelated: I believe that these symptoms are unrelated. The small lump behind the ear may be an enlarged lymph node which may be "burned out" after some old inflammation. A cyst is another possibility. However if the lump doesn't recede, if it enlarges or if new lumps appear or fatigue continues, you should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a small less Than CM bump behind my ear on upper part, is it cancer?

I have a small less Than CM bump behind my ear on upper part, is it cancer?

See a doctor: Only a doctor that sees it in person could tell you if it needs a biopsy or identify what it may be. She will also be able to tell if it is an abscess, bug bite, injury, or skin condition. After making the diagnosis she will also be able to treat it. ...Read more

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I have a little bump behind my ear, my friend said it's stress building up, what is it?

I have a little bump behind my ear, my friend said it's stress building up, what is it?

Many possibilities: It is impossible for anyone here to answer this without seeing it, but one thing I can be sure of is that is not "stress building up."
It might be a pimple, a benign cyst, a swollen lymph node etc.
It probably is not serious but if it does not go away it might be wise to have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red bump behind right ear. Used over counter meds. It got smaller but hasn't gone away. It's been two weeks.?

Bump Behind Ear: The most common cause of a bump behind the ear is a cyst that must be surgically excised. Other causes include:recurrent scalp infections,
thyroid (hyperthyroidism),
lymphoma or tumor of lymph node,
dermatitis,
hodgkin's disease (cancer of lymph tissue),
cat allergies and others. ...Read more