I notice a round lump on my head behind my ear?

Lymph node. Is this is a new round lump? If so, most likely a postauricular (behind the ear) lymph node which usually enlarges during a local infection of the ear canal, pinna, or scalp. The mastoid process is a normal protuberance of the temporal bone (ear bone) behind the ear, but this should be symmetric behind both of your ears.

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So yesrerday I went to the doctor and I have strep throat he gave me meds. But today I notice a lump behind my ear it's firm and round it don't hurt?

Maybe a lymph node. This firm, round lump may be a lymph node, showing that your immune system is trying to do its job. Not unusual to have such lymph node swelling when you have a strep throat. If concerned, contact your doctor and let him/her examine you again. Read more...

I have a small lump the size of a pea on my head behind my ear. What would that be?

Ear mass. The most common thing is a small, insignificant lymph node. If it doesn't hurt, and is not enlarging, it is nothing to worry about. Read more...

I have been having pain on the lower right side of my head behind my ear. There is also a good size lump. What could this be? I also feel pressure on it sometimes that causes my right eye to feel a little pain.

Seek medical examina. If you have any lump bigger than 1-2 cm, it needs to be checked by your doctor. It may be an infection or sometimes even cancerous. So if it is new, changing or >2 cm, seek immediate medical check up to find the cause. of this swelling. Read more...

I woke up to two lumps on my head one behind the ear that leads to a bigger one?

Lymph nodes. These are probably enlarged lymph nodes. If you have a little cold or something, then this is common. If they don't go down or away in a week or so though, or get worse, i would see your doctor. 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?

Lymph node. sounds like a swollen lymph node. It may need an antibiotic so if it does not improve today get her seen. Read more...
Lymph gland. It sounds like it is an inflamed lymph gland in the back of the head. Lymph glands (or lymph nodes) usually swell up with a viral infection and will go away in a few days. If the lump gets painful with touch, and looks a little red, it could be infected with bacteria and needs to be treated. She should be seen by her pediatrician who will know what needs to be done. Read more...
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 more...

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...