Lump behind ear diagnosis

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My son recently noticed a hard lump behind his left ear. He has also complained of back pain. Any possible suggestions?
About 8 days ago she went to the doctor with strep-throat. Now today I noticed she has a lump behind her right ear, should I be concerned? I read it could just be her body fighting the infection. Should I get her to the doctor or should I just keep an eye on the lump for a few days? She is 8 years old.
I have a lump on my next just beneath and behind my ear.. Ive been to the doctors and they said it was a boil in my ear canal, i cant see it inside my ear as its too deep. But looking at my neck you can see and feel it. Its very hard, painful and hot. Ive had it for about 12 days. The Doctor gave me antibiotics for a week, Doxycycline. Im coming to the end of them but the boil seems to be getting bigger and alot more painful. I cant sleep, i cant even eat properly because it hurts so much.
Have had a lump behind right ear that seems to be increasing in size. Have noticed this for a couple of months. Anyone have an experience with this sort of thing. My doctor won't refer me to an ENT wants to do a work up but won/t see me for a month. It might take another month for the ENT to see me . Should I just check into hospital?
Hi, i have a lump behind my left ear its hard and its sometimes accompanied by severe headache, nape pain, and nausea. I know that lumps behind ears are supposed to be indicators of infections and that its probably a swollen lymph nodes. But i just find it odd that every time i suffer from from severe headache its getting bigger and harder and always with the symptoms i mentioned above. Does anyone know what this mean? Thank you.
I found a lump behind my ear. It is hard and doesnt hurt at all. Its strange in shape and not irratated at all. its been almost a month. I am concerned especially because I am a smoker and its close to my neck.
Is the lump in the bony area behind the ear or in the soft tissue behind the ear as if it is a lymph node? If it is a swollen lymph node then yes it could be from an infection. But do you have any other symptoms? When a lymph node is hard it may not be a lymph node or it could be a problem. So you should see a doctor about this. You probably should see an ear nose and throat doctor if you can go straight to one. They can feel it and decide the next course of action.
i looked where it hurt and there is a hard bump/lump behind her ear on the bone part (not on the ear itself). i touched it and it hurts. it's about as big as an eraser on top of a pencil or a pea. it is not red or anything (skin color). i get very worried about these kind of things and will give her dr. a call but in the mean time i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what it may be? like i said, i am worried.
My son had a lump behind his ear (he's 30 ) but it still scared me. After taking all the meds from a Dr and still there he finally went to a Dentist and lump was caused from a tooth. Dentist gave him more meds treated the tooth and lump went away. You might want to get it checked out just to be sure it not from a tooth.
I would like to knw why i keep getting blood blisters under my skin if not behind my ear its on my face everytime i pop them i have a smelly pus like discharge come out and its green and sometimes brown......But the one behind my ear is the size of a nickel and its a soft like texture kind of feels like a water blister but i try popping it and it never does anything. I do get alot of headaches i dont knw if it is from that or not and i do have alot of ringing in my ears as well...
i've had a hard lump behind my left ear lobe since february of this year. it doesn't seem to have grown but should i seem concerned?
Hi All, I am a 23 year old female and about 3 months ago I found a hard, immovable lump behind my right ear. There is one behind my left ear too but it is much smaller. I went to my Dr and he said it was just part of my normal anatomy. I wasn't convinced. I went to see another Dr who said the same but done a blood test anyway. The results came back clear.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Lump behind the ear could be an abscess, folliculitis (hair follicle infection), lipoma (localized collection of fat), a cyst, lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). Since there is pain on pressing only chances of abscess and hair root infection are less. Still a diagnosis cannot be confirmed on net. Its good you are seeing your doctor on Thursday. Take care!
And just from yesterday morning - i see a swelling on the bone behind my left ear. Which is not too painful - but pains little when i touch it - and also i feel cautious about it as i can sense everything is not normal in that area. This is the second problem i have. My doubt is are they both related? And any of them serious? And do i need to see a doctor or both of them will get cured with time? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
Hi I noticed a lump behind my ear a few years ago and went to see a doctor about it who said it was a cyst and not to worry. On Sunday I noticed it had got really big (visible, about pea sized) and then found another one at the top of my neck too. The one behind my ear is hard and painless and the one on my neck feels bigger and softer and is a bit tender.
I don't know if other people may have larger lump nodes on one side behind the ear than th other ear or what... I just really don't know if I should be concerned.. does anyone have any thoughts?
Hi Welcome to the forum! It is difficult to comment without examination. Lump behind the ear in your case could be lipoma (localized collection of fat), an inflamed lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). Swollen lymph nodes behind your ears could be due to chest infection, tonsillitis or pharyngitis, dandruff, infection of ear or even metastasis from a cancer. It could also be of tubercular pathology.
My boyfriend developed a lump behind his right ear that hurts when touched. It recently began to swell and gave him nerve pain that shot down his neck and shoulder, he also experienced a headache from this on the right side if his head. We went to the emergency room (no insurance so no one else would see him) and the physician's asst. touched his neck and told him it was a cyst. She referred him to an ear, nose and throat doctor.
i have this lump behind my ear for about two years now and it won't go away.
I have bumps behind my left ear and the left side of my head feels numb. What could this be?
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! Lump behind the ear which is hard and painful could be an abscess, folliculitis (hair follicle infection), an infected cyst, an inflamed lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). However swollen lymphnodes behind your ears could be due to chest infection, tonsillitis or pharyngitis, dandruff, or infection of ear. The inflamed nodes settle down with time.
i just now started getting these pains behind my ear too. im a 19 years old college student. i get a sharp pain behind my left ear. i counted it 12 times yesterday. its not an unbarable pain but its really wierd. if anyone has found out what it is please let me know.
My daughter is 7 years old and tonight I noticed a knot-like-lump behind her ear on the bone. It looks like a knot you would get if you hit your head on something, but she says she didn't hit her head anytime today or yesterday. It looks normal color-wise and she says it is not sore at all. As a matter of fact, she didn't know it was even there until i pointed it out to her and asked her about it. How can I be sure this isn't a sign of Cancer.
I was surprised that she refused to treat the ear infection unless the gram stain was performed. When a human has an ear infection the doctor seldom does a culture. Perhaps the diagnosis of an ear infection is more complicated when treating a dog? Do you beleive the gram stain was imperative in treating an ear infection? She also recommended the aspiration of a lump I had noticed.
I have a firmed hard lump in the back of my neck behind the ear under the skull bone. I can feel that it is starting to affect my left ear. The doctors thought it was a sweelling gland but is not. The lump is very firm. What could possibly be? One of the doctor's think is a bone grown.
But I am worried about the fact that 2 days ago 2 lumps appeard on her left side of the neck, behind her ear (size bean) and one lower (2cm) (they are not soft). Can these two symptoms be connected?
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