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What Does A Lump Behind The Ear Mean
Common problem: This could be a an inflamed hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst, or a lymph node. There are other possibilities to consider. I would recommend seen an ENT physician for evaluation and treatment. This might include antibiotics, topical medications, and possibly removal of the lump. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, cartilege and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Fluid- filled and pea- sized lump behind the ear. It started as pimple that had a head and popped. I have irritated it yesterday and it's now a soft pea- sized lump where clear sticky fluid keeps coming out.
Lumps, bumps on Skin: This is where a picture is better than a thousand words. This sounds like a post infection cyst or scar forming in your skin. We call these sebaceous cysts...They can become bigger and infected. And, they can be removed. If the spot is changing, growing, or causing pain please let some good medical provider help you sort this out. ...Read more
I hit my ear, it's bruised around inside lining & swollen & got a lump behind the ear. My ear feels stiff and hurts. How long will that take to heal?
A week or so...: The skin of the ear is well-supplied with blood vessels, while the inner cartilage is not. This supply of blood vessels allows for good healing in general, with appropriate wound care. The bruise (which is blood staining the skin from within) may linger and can look worse before it looks better. If stiffness and pain persist, it is best to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small hard lump on the left side of my head, a little behind the ear. It's been there for a month now. I can flatten it too with pressure.
Sounds like you have: It sounds like you have a lesion on your mastoid process. Get this checked by your PCP or by an ENT. Something is causing this lesion, usually a pathogen. ...Read more
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