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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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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?

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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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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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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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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