Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Possible problem. The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician.

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