Hard lump behind the ear

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Avatar m 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. Your consult with the ENT specialist can help diagnose the cause for his symptoms. Good luck. Regards.
Avatar n tn 2 days ago i noticed a lump behind my ear (not on my ear but on the skull part) that is hard.It doesn't seem to have gone down over these two days. I have been also been having very strong and painful headaches for 5 days now that don't seem to go away. The lump is not painful to touch from the top but if I press it from the underside then it does seem to hurt a little. I was just wondering what it could be and whether i need to worry or not.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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, 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. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Do consult your doctor or a free clinic.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Are there other symptoms present? Hard lump behind the ear may be due to a infection, inflammation, swollen lymph node, sebacious cyst, and other skin conditions. The back pain could be due to trauma, postural or musculoskeletal causes as well. It is important to have direct clinical examination in order to get the definite diagnosis. If this persists, have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone, I have a hard lump right behind the ear lobe. I'm wondering what it is. I think I've had it for about 3-4 years now but I'm not sure because I remember noticing it 3-4 years ago but I never payed attention to whether it went away or not but recently my parents pointed it out and it seems it's still there. Could it be some kind of cancer or dangerous at all?
Avatar n tn its actually right behind my ear so if i press my ear against my head it doesnt show (within the ear span).. if you knwo what i mean.. any help appreciatred.
Avatar n tn Hi, A lump behind the ear in children could be due to throat infection, insect bite, accidental trauma to the site, ear infection , etc. Lymph nodes in the region are known as post auricular lymph nodes and can enlarge secondary to infection, inflammation, etc. You could try some warm compresses at the site, warm saline gargles for his sore throat and some oral antihistamine medications for the swelling. Does he have any other symptoms of fever, etc?
Avatar f tn So check and see if there is dandruff or rash or if the baby has ear infection. Watch the lump. Do not touch everyday but once in 10-15 days. If the lump increases in size, becomes painful, changes color, bleeds, changes shape or consistency or more similar lumps appear then consult a doctor. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn Painless lump behind the ear could be Lump behind the ear could be 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). Watch the lump. Do not touch everyday but once in 10-15 days. If the lump increases in size, becomes painful, changes color, bleeds, changes shape or consistency or more similar lumps appear then consult a doctor. Hope this helps.
1389878 tn?1279854755 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.
804382 tn?1237994213 Behind the ear there is skin, fat, cartilage, bone, nerves, blood vessels, Lymph nodes, and salivary gland tissue (a portion of the parotid salivary gland extends behind the ear). A bump can develop from any of those structures, and could be due to a tumor (benign or not), an infection (Lymph node or skin), a swollen muscle or salivary gland, etc. My suggestion would be to wait it out for a few weeks to see if it changes in size. If it gets smaller, it was nothing.
Avatar f tn okaay so, i discovered that i have a hard lump behind my left ear above my lymph nodes. (ive had swollen lymph nodes before from being sick, and my doctor showed me where they were incase it happened again) so its not a lymph node im sure of that. and im not sick, so they shouldnt be swollen BUT anyways ive been having pretty bad headaches for a few weeks now and then i found this bump it doesnt hurt, so that means its not dangerous right? if so, what could be possibly wrong with me?
Avatar m tn 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!
Avatar f tn When you say behind her ear do you mean low just above her neck or exactly behind the ear, could be a lymph node could be a cyst, I suggest you ask the doctor what it could be .
Avatar m tn Two days ago I notice a small hard lump behind my left ear at the bottom of my skull the nesxt day the area right above the lump felt a little swollen and would hurt when i apply pressure with my hand. i am very nervous and think the worse can you tell me what it may be i am planning on goin to the doctor?
Avatar m tn Hi, I am 14 years old and i have a hard lump directly behind my left ear on the bone. The lump is not too big but big enough that i have had people notice it. It is somewhat painful to the touch. Can you help me?
Avatar f tn Hi I have noticed lumps behind my ears in december the on on left is somewhat hard and the one on right is somewhat soft and kind of moveable. What I'd like to know is this cancer or something cause an std or anything else would cause swelling in other lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms or anything but it is really starting to scare the heck out of me can someone tell me what it is...And btw I was at the doctor for a check up and they said none of my glands were swollen were they wrong?
Avatar n tn 'Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid process, the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ear. It is usually caused by untreated acute otitis media (middle ear infection) .' You could read more about the condition at the following links - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mastoidectomy and http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic306.htm Let us know if you have any other doubts. Post us about what the doctor advises. Regards.
Avatar f tn i have a lump behind my right ear my mum thinks that it is nothing. but it small and hard i can move it a little. my mum thinks am worrying over nothing but i want your advice am only young. should i go see the doctor and get them to check it out ??
Avatar f tn thank you for replying its a hard lump just down the side of my ear ive no pain but my ear feels blocked sometimes and whistles regards sabrina196
Avatar n tn org/posts/Ear--Nose--Throat/small--hard-painless-lump-behind-ear/show/1989336 At this point it has a response only from me, more questions that answers, but others may have helpful experiences to share... remember, unless medical doctor is indicated we are all patients not medical doctors.
Avatar n tn My 3 year old grandson has a hard lump behind the right ear on the skull area. I took him to the doctor and he said it is a lymph node doing its job. He said it should clear up in a week but it does not seem to be subsiding. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Avatar n tn I have quite a large lump (approx 1inch circum) and approx half an inch high behind my right ear, just on the hair line. The lump is very hard and connot be moved under the skin. It isnt hot or painfull to touch. It has been there over a year, its not a pimple, and has no head on it. I did see a Doctor about it, and he said to come back in 3 months if it was still there, but Im thinking its probably nothing, so havent worried abour making an appointment.