Painful lump behind ear symptoms

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Avatar n tn I have a hard painful lump behind my right ear. When i touch it, its like a bone! its also painful when i touch but doesnt hurt otherwise.. is it an enlarged lymph node? should i be worried? .. 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 m tn Hi, I am 49 years old and i have a hard lump directly behind my right ear on the bone.It is somewhat painful to the touch. i started taking Amox-Clav for swollen sinus and tonsil stones. Can you help me?
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 I developed a small hard lump behind my left ear almost 12 years ago. At the time we went to the doctors and they told me it was just a cyst and to come back if it got larger and or painful. Fast forward to now and the lump is now quarter size and is so large it makes my glasses crooked on my face.
2133874 tn?1335815939 I just thought it was from my glasses but Friday morning I had a big lump behind my ear. it was about 2 inches long and kind of bean shaped. At the base of it, it was softer but sore if i rubbed it and the top of it was harder but didn't hurt at all. It also was a little itchy. We had a big function at our church this weekend that we were very involved in so i couldn't get it checked out. Saturday it was maybe slightly worse and Sunday I thought the swelling was less.
Avatar n tn He was hospitalized last week for tests due to a lump behind his ear that is extrememly painful. His vision is blurry, his right arm is tingley and he has severe headaches. The tests ranged from blood work, MRI to a spinal tap. All tests came back fine. Does anyone know what he could have?
Avatar m tn Your symptoms could be due to a middle ear infection, which can spread causing a painful lump behind the ear. This could be a lymph node or sometimes the infection can spread to the mastoid bone. But if it is due to this you should have accompanying ear pain. Sometimes repetitive injuries or strain can also produce these symptoms. Inflammation of the muscles, joints and surrounding soft tissues can also cause pain. Discuss these options with your consulting doctor.
Avatar f tn Lump behind the ear that does not cause any other symptoms could be folliculitis (hair follicle infection), lipoma (localized collection of fat), a cyst, swollen lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). However swollen lymphnodes behind the ears could be due to chest infection, tonsillitis or pharyngitis, dandruff, or infection of ear. So check and see if there is dandruff or rash or if the baby has ear infection. Watch the lump.
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Avatar f tn Also it appears to be giving you some pressure symptoms. Lump behind the ear could be an abscess (chances very less as it has been there for so long unless it is a tubercular abscess), chronic 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).
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! The lump behind the ear can be due to swollen lymph node in response to infection or could be infected skin or boil or infected cyst. Keep the area clean. Apply local antiseptic and antibacterial creams. The swellings will go down in a few days after infection subsides. However it is best to consult a doctor. Hope this helps. Take care!
868575 tn?1250191618 Hi, Please have a surgeon evaluate the hard, growing, lump behind behind your ear. About your other conditions, please continue to be under follow-up for the GI and neurological symptoms. Please post additional questions if you need more specific advise. All the best, and God Bless!
Avatar m tn i have this lump behind my ear for about two years now and it won't go away.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn There is one particular swelling just behind and between my ear lobe/jaw which is causing my a lot of worry. The pain seems to travel down into my neck muscles and the back of my neck, more recently my shoulders, and seems to radiate around on both sides. my neck doesn't look swollen particularly when i look in the mirror, but it feels it.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 year old male and have had a recent bout of these intensely painful sensations behind the right ear, located about an inch behind the hair line in the hard, nobbly bit near the base of the skull (sorry, I don't know the technical term for this part of the head). The pain is a throbbing sensation, seems to come on for no apparent reason and usually lasts between five and thirty minutes. I teach in an adult education facility so spend a lot of time sat at a desk, marking papers etc.
Avatar f tn I have several symptoms. I have a red lump on the top of my gum behind my right bottom moler tooth, where the jaw closes. When it gets inflamed I get a earache in my right ear. My tonsils are inflamed most of the time, but my right one always more. My lymph node under my jaw on the right side feels slightly swollen. I had my dentist look at it and a doctor about both can't seem to see it. It's the same color as my gums but it's raised and causes a earache. It is very bothersome. What is it???
Avatar n tn its paining a lot and he found some white liguid while cleaning... There is a swelling behind my ear as well .Its very painful. what should I do . Doctor said its a normal infection due to moisture in Singapore.
Avatar f tn Hi two weeks ago I had a red itchy lump close to behind ear area on the bones I was painful when I touch it after one day.
Avatar n tn It is very important to rule out tumours or cancers as there are many structures present behind the ear and the neck region. All your symptoms are due to this lump. Take care!
Avatar n tn I have had a growth , hard lump behind right jaw, under right ear for over a year. When it was the size of a pea, my GP said there was nothing to make of it. The growth has grown and now I have other symptoms that have been happening , ringing in ear, chest ache all the time, pain sometimes with hard lump, problems swallowing,night sweats,sweating all the time, tired, irritable,moles are starting to grow, skin on arms feels rashy.
Avatar n tn I'm a 24 year old female-A couple of months ago I woke up with a painful pea to marble sized lump under the skin on my ear. It is located right where my ear connects to my head, on the bottom. Like if I were to pull my earlobe away from my head, it is in that "flap" of skin. Because it was painful and hard, I assumed it was a boil as I have had these in the past. I treated it with warm washclothes and heating pads, but the lump never softened or drained, however, the pain did go away.