Lump behind ear sign of ear infection

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Avatar_m_tn Not sure if pain comes from pushing on the lump or from the pressure of the lump against his bone when pushing. No sign of infection in ear or around/on lump itself. no sign of bite etc..... not sure how long it's been there, just noticed last night. Have been referred to an ENT next week, but just trying to get any idea what it may be.
Avatar_m_tn Somewhat soft, painful, and movable lymph nodes are a sign of infection. You may possibly have some sort of infection going on in your teeth or may be coming on with something. I would go to the ER to make sure you are all right. My sister had an enlarged lymph node on the back of her neck and in turned out to be shingles.
Avatar_n_tn thanks for all your help with my lump behind my ear. i read marjority of everyones lymph nodes situations and mines is somewhat just the same. i just realized mines today the funny thing is mainly everyone stated it was on the right side. well all i can say is that i will keep it clean and my hands off of it so it can go away.
Avatar_n_tn I still have this enlarged node on the bone behind my right ear. Doctors told my Mom it was nothing to worry about and just a sign of infection.
Avatar_m_tn i have lump behind my left ear which i have been told is my lymph node fightin infection..but i have also got an itchy scalp all of a sudden near my hair line and i read somwhere these combined could be a sign of something else??
Avatar_m_tn Hi guys, So for the past 2 and a half months I have had this small lump behind my ear. Sometimes it gets very VERY small and I can barely feel it. But at other times is grows to about the size of a small pea. It doesn't really hurt, and is usually not tender to the touch, but it can feel a little irritated on some days. Is this a sign of lymphoma? I also think I have been having night sweats. I wake up in the morning and I feel really hot and uncomfortable. Thanks.
Avatar_n_tn Hello...It is most likely a swollen lymph node. It is a sign of some sort of infection. I would definetly make an appointment with his doctor and sooner than later. Hope this helps!
Avatar_m_tn 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.
4542756_tn?1356193948 Pebbles didn't have any mites or anything so not quite sure what caused it The first sign was a very small fold on the tip of her ear that made me suspicious. Who'd ever know it would turn in to this ugly hematoma thing. Not sure we could have done anything to prevent it from turning. I am thinking someday vets may find a way to correct the broken vessel before it goes bubble!
215234_tn?1305146561 Hi, I'm hoping for some help with the following problem, as having just finished a course of antibiotics ( Azithromycin 500) for a suspected "lymph node infection" which apparently is pressing on the Trigeminal nerve. I am still finding the pain unbearable, & feel its only subsided slightly.
Avatar_n_tn I was reading up on all those pulsatile tinnistius or however its spelt And because you have a heartbeat in your ears doesnt mean you have it. It could be a little ear infection, or a wax buildup/bacteria. Im sure. As soon as i read some of those symptoms i got all stressed and went into panic attacks. DO NOT WORRY, IT WILL ONLY MAKE IT WORSE. Im sure you are fine, as for me. ITs actually pulsing as i type this.
Avatar_f_tn The swelling and pain could also be due to mastoiditis, which is infection of the bone behind the ear. This happens when there is a middle ear infection, which spreads to involve the mastoid bone. If your symptoms are resolving, you could wait and watch. However, if you develop fever, increase in the size of the swelling or pain; please consult your primary care physician. In the meantime you can use OTC Acetaminophen for relief from pain. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar_f_tn about 4 days ago i noticed a small pea sized lump behind my 7 year old daughters ear. its not very hard but when i touch it you can tell it causes discomfert. she has not been sick at all in about in 3 months. any ideas what this could be?
Avatar_n_tn You may have a problem w/ what they call mastoid air cells that can get inflammed or infection. If tender or swollen tissue behind ear, go back to ENT. May need antibiotics. If overlooked, it could get serious & affect jaw along w/ nerves to ear. This CT can be used as a baseline for later & rule in/out any sinus or cell problems starting. When you said x-ray, what type did you mean? If Coronal was done, get copy + ask if a re-read of mastoid area could be done.
Avatar_n_tn pain/pressure in ears - no infection ear feels constantly on fire-no infection when bone of ear is pressed on - pain all thru neck behind eye - pressure and tight entire jaw - pain and swelling upon swallowing - feeling of choking pain in shoulder-some burning when placing finger slightly in ear and moving jaw-major cracking and popping of the jaw This is all on left side. Right side no symptoms. Maybe it is TMJ and the MRI is wrong. I don't know anymore. Anyone have any answers?
Avatar_n_tn He is constantly rubbing his ear too. Will the lump go away on its own. What does it mean, is it an ear infection? Is it a sign of a skin disease.
Avatar_n_tn I wanted to comment on the answer the person with a "strange lump behind the ear" received from the M.D. I can't imagine that our lymph nodes are actually located behind the ear on a bone - please correct me if i'm wrong because i know we have a million lymph nodes.... but i'm not aware of any located in or on a bone..... Thanks!
Avatar_n_tn She firmly does not believe a yeast or fungal infection or any kind of worm infection would cause my left foot to tingle. She observed the sole of my left foot that had a pinhole scar in it from stepping on a nail 4 years ago. She said the wound closed over so a fungal infection via that wound was unlikely. So, there we are. I am hopeful the lack of symptoms will continue.
Avatar_n_tn I know that it can be many thing, cyst, in grown hair, even a sign of breast cancer. I've never had an in grown hair so I'm not sure if there would be obvious signs of that. Looking for advice on how long I should wait to see a doctor, and should I go to a Dermatolgist or Gynologist. And what else could this be, I feel healthy otherwise. What other things can this be. I'm very anxious and nerves about this. Please help!
Avatar_n_tn i have no insurance and i had to go through emergency to get a lump behind my ear lanced about a montha ago. i am wondering if these issues are related and what i can do on my own to remedy the situation before i am forced to go through emergency really ***** to work to 6 days a week to pay bills an rent, not be able to afford insurance an then when somethin serious comes along to be scared to go through emergency more than once a year bc of the cost...
Avatar_n_tn hi iam going through same thing, had a lot of stress started with ear like infection like 3 lots of meds from doc... then to dentist as all my teeth felt rotten , nothing , said i had tmj?? went to ortho, had a dam in mouth aka splint soft food exercises etc 15 advil a day.
Avatar_n_tn After I had finished reading the other post, I decided that I had held this long enough, when I took the cloth from the lump I noticed that there was a lot of brown puss coming from the lump. I am so glad that I found this site and that you all have had the same problem, being that I don't have any insurance I haven't been to the doctor for this. Now I am wondering how long it will be before the lump is completely gone since the puss has begun. Please help me.
Avatar_f_tn I have a lump on the base of my head on the right side. I brought it to the attention of my primary care doctor. She said it was probably a cyst. but didn't say what kind it is. I have terrible headaches and it always starts from the area of the cyst. It is not sore, but when pressure is put on it from laying , or sleeping it seems to start the headache. So I have woke up with terrible headaches. I have notice there is times when my vision in my right eye are blurred.
Avatar_n_tn I have resently been to see a eye specialist for gave numerous test all clear, am now on citalopram for the anxiety, also my age of 46 is not helping because anxiey, dizziness- light heaed are all sign of the menopause. Stay positive and dnot worry lol.
431531_tn?1254101806 She was intrigued by the antiviral therapy, its effect, and the ear thing which actually was a painful lump of the same general type as on the nose, but in the crease between the back of my ear and my head. Herpes hangs out in the nerve roots. Mostly, people's immune system keeps the various types of herpes in suppression. But for whatever reason, the herpes can become strongly expressed, as is the case with shingles (herpes zoster).
Avatar_n_tn I was really hoping for a suggestion as to why I may have developed an indentation in the top of my head. At first I thought I was crazy, and that it was impossible for that to happen, but over the last few months it seems to have grown and now anyone who feels the top of my head can easily feel it.
Avatar_m_tn When you have an infection, lymph nodes start collecting an army of white blood cells to battle the nearby infection. This collection of WBC's causes the lymph nodes to swell, stretching the outer capsule of the node and sometimes causing pain. You mentioned that your node was tiny, so my thought is it probably hasn't swelled enough to cause pain.
Avatar_f_tn Also a small cup of grated carrot taken every morning is said to be offensive to all kinds of parasites. There are a million ways to get rid of the adult worms inside you, but avoiding reinfection is the hard part.
Avatar_f_tn the doc said this could be a lymph node welling and not malignant... Yesterday we had his blood tests done and and his creatine is 14 way high.. which mean sign of ill functionaing kidneys... its been 3-4 days since he has been lethargic , sleeping al the itme.. rarely peeing... not passing stool except for watery droplet here and there and not eating at all..i dont know if its the right time or not.. a dog whose only motive in life was eat eat and eat.. the scooby doo kinds..
Avatar_dr_m_tn chronic throat clearing, postnasal drip, hoarseness, cough, throat or ear pain, lump in the throat, difficulty swallowing, tightness or pain with swallowing. You don’t have to feel any heartburn, either. Studies have shown that once acid reaches the throat, it can also go into the lungs, causing or aggravating asthma or bronchitis and even into the nose and ears causing more aggravating nasal congestion, sinus or ear infections. Pepsin, one of the stomach’s digestive enzymes and even H.