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Hi i was told by the doctor in the hiv forum that small 0.5cm lump behind ear would be a symptom for hiv but i have since seen a post from a person who has hiv complaining of a lymph node behind his/her ear? is it even possible to not have any symptoms then get them like 7 months later?
this is actually for my husband, he has recently noticed a hard lump behind his ear and has grown to be very worried about it. He actually has lumps on both sides behind his ears but his left side has grown enough for him to take notice in it, it is hard and does not move around, is not tender to the touch nor is it red or irritated in any way on the outside. He says that it doesn't cause him any constant pain but every once in awhile he will get little sharp pains where the lump is.
I will not be able to give you any advice but I know there are a lot of different kinds of lumps behind the ear and very different causes. So, now that we know the exact location... it would be good to know the size and what it feels like. Having had a hard "lump behind my ear", same location, all my life, I was wondering whether you may have had that lump for a long time and only discovered it now due to the sinus infection pains?
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.
theres a big lump behind my right ear its very sensitive and painful its more of a pressure type pain.i think its a swollen lymph node but im not sure.i have extreme dandruff and i was curious if that could cause this problem and what options do i have or helping relieve this problem its been there for two days now i think its gotten smaller because im putting warm compresses on it but the pain is still just as bad.
But as to the lump and the swollen mass on my shoulder they don't know what it is. My take on this is that what ever this lump or knot is behind my ear has nothing to do w/any salivatery gland, because the lump is behind the ear and not in my mouth. As to the swelling I feel that its to the lump behind my hear that is causing my jaw muscle and neck muscle to swell, as a defense to the lump behind my ear. I am also feeling numbness in my L.
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.
It is difficult to comment without examination. Lump behind the ear could be an abscess, folliculitis (hair follicle infection), lipoma (localized collection of fat), a cyst, an inflamed lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). You may not have been sick but local infections like dandruff or a dermatitis too can cause a lymph node to swell and be tender. Consult your PCP and get this evaluated. Hope this helps.
I also have these problems. I have a small lump behind each ear but the 1 behind the right ear is bigger. I am also getting headache, earache and have a sore throat. I went to the doctor 3 days ago and they said it was a throat infection and the lumps were just lymph nodes. I dont see how a throat infection would give me headache and earach. He gave me antibiotics but they dont seem to be helping. I am going back to the doctor tomorrow as I am very scared now.
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.
I have a bump behind my left ear, it's tender to the touch, in other words it hurts. My skin is a little red around that area. The size is about dime size. What could this mean? Should I go to the doctor? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/1290514'>Lumps behind the right ear.</a>.
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?
Also I believe these are related to stress, I developed a rash(hives) on my neck and the bottom part of my ear all of a sudden began to swell. I did go to the doctor and she gave me some cream to rub on my ear and some different cream for my neck and she frooze that wart on my arm. I did have a fever the day I went to the doctors but I felt fine. That night when I went home I began thinking that my arm pit hurt that morning when I put deodorant on.
Even right down to the swallowing, the mildly achy back pain on the back exactly behind the lump. Weird!!!!! Thanks again!
For the last 2 yrs I have also been getting painful sharp pain in my right eye. Something strange is growing behind my right ear one is almost like a blister more oval, the other a little bigger and hard they feel sore if I press it. May Dr says I may be hypothyroid what really concerns me is cancer. Is there a chance I may have it or can these symptoms be normal? I appreciate your opinion.
My problem in the left side of my head has come back after being silent for a short time in summer. I have pain sometimes under the ear, sometimes in or behind the ear. Temple pain has not occurred recently. The pain comes most often in early morning hours. I had also some congestion up in my nose, when I was in bed. Very viscous postnasal drip has slightly increeased. I have had postnasal drip for more than ten years. In the autumn I have had red flecks in mouth mucosa and sticky saliva.
More in one ear than the other. Sometimes I feel the pain right behind the ear but it's not a severe pain, just anoying. I feel my ears "clogged", too, the same way we feel when we have a cold and my face is a little sore too. Now my question: Are all these pain related to the thyroid or I might have a sinus infection? The cysts may cause any kind of pain? Does the pain indicate a higher risk for cancer?
Both doctors said it was not a lymph node which is positive but there is still a lump and I guess any unexplained lump is a worry. No other symptoms though.
my wife has a marble sized lump and two pea sized lumps behind her left ear . also two marble sized bumps on her head just at the hair line in the front off her head. she says they hurt when its cold almost like a tingly burning sensation. they dont hurt all off the time. she is a worrywart can anybody maybe give us a guess to what this may be. so she doesnt drive me crazy.
Sometimes when the lump in my throat hurts the right side of my ear hurts as well. The gland behind my ear is swollen, but it's been like that since I was around 14. I feel like I can't lay on my right side because it feels like in going ton choke if I fall asleep. I have shortness of breath and sometimes painful chest pain randomly. It feels like someone is crunching my upper chest like it's going to explode.
He thought that it might be calcifications in her main artery that goes up behind her ear, or in her ear (somewhere close). So, he put her on some medicine for it and it stopped. So, you might want to get that checked out.
it is almost similur to these but most them have neck pain and i don't have pain in my neck just the lump in back of my tongue not sure if it is a lump or not and the earache....
This drainage can also back up into the Eustachian tube behind the ear causing pressure to build up in the TMJ that may appear as a very slight swelling of the joint. Some doctors will think you have an allergy and will treat the "allergy" instead of the eye problem. Since your problem is re-occuring and the allergy meds aren't working very well, it might be a good idea to see the optometrist and get your eyes checked out.
I have a pea sized lump behind my right ear for a few months. It's starting to grow bigger. It hurts when I touch it. But mostly hurts after I shower, I feel like my head and ears are plugged with water. I get sore thoats off and on and sometimes runny nose like having a cold but it comes and goes. At night when I lie on my side I feel like theres fluid draining from my ear. Sometimes I feel my ear is plugged. Sometimes my left ear feels sore, and plugged but I have no lump on that ear.
About two and a half years ago my father felt a lump on the left side of his throat about two inches below his ear. It seemed to be growing so he went to the doctor and had a CT scan. And yes it turned out to be cancer. A squeosma (spelling?) cell carcenoma. The best guess is that it was from cancer cells that migrated to his neck from a spot of skin cancer that he had removed from just infront of his left ear.
I have had 2 cervical fushions and believe that my ear pain comes from my neck injury. I hurt in my ear behind my ear and in my face....I also have severe head aches that are one sided....Good luck to you...
I don't get them anywhere besides my bikini line (and occasionally behind my ear if I sleep with earring in) and think it is more associated with shaving and confining clothes than anything. And perhaps an infection in my nostrils. I will have to keep you posted on that one.
My left ear has hurt for the past year as well and now I'm afraid it is pain radiating to the ear from my throat/neck lump. However, I also clinch my teeth everyday. My daughter recently had a dystonic reaction to Reglan, therefore I have been under EXTREME stress the past three months worrying if the Reglan permantly damanged her dopamine receptors. Sorry for the long post- but is it possible that this lump is benign and caused by stress? Please advise.
For the past few months, I have been experiencing dull headaches, and they seem to radiate from one spot, which is directly behind my right ear. Last year, a painful lump about an inch in diameter appeared on the bone behind that same ear, which obviously influenced me to seek medical attention. Before I went to the doctor, I looked up a possible diagnosis for that lump, and the one that fit suggested that it was an osteoma.
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