What if you have a lump behind your ear

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524172 tn?1212301166 she said it hurts to touch it, feels roundish, its well if you follow your finger to the middle of your right ear then go straight left, its right in that bone area, i think the lymph nodes area. but i didnt think they got bigger that quick.
Avatar n tn if there was a break in the condom, you would have known!..condom break are catastrophic, not small holes invisible to the naked eyes.. therefore,you definitely did not catch hiv with condom protected sex.. try work with your doctor regarding your your swelling..
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 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 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 m tn And we were in a similar situation. But I have the bump behind my ear. I got it checked by a doctor and it was a cyst, and nothing to worry about. Just to be safe though you should get your boyfriend to get a doctors opinion. Also, just for rule of thumb. If he hasn't felt any pain, or experienced any other sxs, then he mostly likely is nothing. But if he has I would get him to get checked out soon. You never can be to safe when it comes to your health. Goodluck...And may God be with you.
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 n tn Hi, In your husband's case , this seems to be an infected cyst most probably. You should consult a doctor immediately and discuss the further plan of management. He would be prescribed a course of antibiotics too. A lump behind the ear 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.
Avatar f tn I have a lump behind my right ear, it hurts, but not bad, to touch. It is very big, the size of a cherry maybe. It is sensitive to the touch. I had the same thing a few months ago, it went away on its own, and is now back, and larger. I am not sure if it has anything to do with it, but I did have my first migraine ever, a few weeks ago. I am 21 years old, generally in good health. Take pain medication due to chronic pain from a broken pelvis.
Avatar n tn I suddenly have a lump that showed up on the my right ear just below the ear lobe, its small but very painful to touch and is very hard. It moves when you touch it and it has caused my ear a slight swelling. It's not red or anything and the ear lobe doesn't hurt when it's touch, if anyone has some kinda of info on what it could be please email me at ***@****.
Avatar m tn I have a semi-hard lump directly behind my ear resting on the bone right behind my ear. It feels almost like cartilage. It used to be about the size of a pimple, but it just keeps getting larger. I recently checked it and it is about an inch in length now. The lump occasionally itches and seems to just keep growing. It doesn't hurt at all and is slightly movable. Any thoughts on what this might be??? Anyone worried??
Avatar m tn This is the public forum and you don't get that many doctors on this one. If you want to ask a doctor a question you need to ask it on the 'doctor's forum', although that comes with a fee. I will try to help you though. It could be an infection or a small abscess. I would go see your doctor because it would need to be looked at in person to determine what it is.
Avatar n tn htm Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts. Post us about what your doctor advises. Regards.
Avatar f tn I have a bump behind my right ear. Its about the size of a tic tac. I noticed it about 6 months ago but have been putting off going to the doctors. Its hard and I havent been sick so I really dont think that its a lymph node. It hasn't gotten any bigger but it is painful now. I will randomly get a pain in the back of my head like a headache but its very localized and sharp. And if I put any sort of pressure on the bump at all then it starts to hurt. Should I be worried? Should I go to a doctor?
Avatar n tn I notice about a week ago this lump behind my ear. I left it alone until the other day. I showed my mom and she said its probably a pimple. So me being me I have to perform surgery on any zit lol i squeezed this lump and poked it with a pin thinking it would pop and my troubles would be over. This did not work at all. It did not pop and it was even more red and irritated. I looked it up on the internet and all the topics say it either a swollen glad or a tumor.
Avatar n tn ive had a lump behind my ear for about 2 months now it recently has grown in size and is all red and purple and sore
Avatar n tn She went to a doctor and told her to observe it and advised her to check if it disappears after a month. A month passed and still the lymph node was palpable but remained with the same size. Two days ago she experienced a sharp pain in her neck and felt another lump near the jugular area . They are not painful but they're worrying her. Could someone tell me if it may be something serious like cancer??
Avatar m tn I have a lump like that aswell, i dont know what to do though as i cant get an appointment at the doctors until late next week. I, doing my third year of beauty therapy at college and alot of my treatments are to do with draining the lymph fluid around the body, i have only just recently started this couse and i think its to do with the treatments ive been having, is it wise to have them at the moment. I dont want to take any time off from college, but it is painful.
2133874 tn?1335815939 Hello and hope you are doing well. The lump behind the ear could most probably have been a lymph node, so as the infection resolves, the node too is decreasing in size. The source of infection is the throat. White patches are common in many throat infections. The sore throat which you had may have contributed to it. In response to the infection the body produces soft white debris which collects in the tiny indentations in the tonsils called crypts. Repeated salt water gargles will help.
Avatar f tn hiyaa, i have lump behind my ear too, depending on how your doctor looked at it or if its even the same thing it may be a cyst.. i take medication but it take 3-4 months for it to eventually go away. i got even more thirsty aswell and would get major head rushes. if this helps at all? the medication i take are antibiotics and are tablets.
804382 tn?1237994213 You may take some pain killers or some anti-inflammatory drug if you have pain. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted if you have any additional queries.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I have had a hard lump behind my left ear for several years. I have been too scared to find out what it is (dr.Phobia).Over the years I have tried to get the stuff inside-out. The lump has tripled in size because I am always squeezing it. There is puss in it at this point and occasionally hard white stuff. It has also moved over the years from the center of the back of my ear to the bottom corner right behind the lobe. Too scared to find out what it is....
Avatar n tn What you have is a swollen lymph node. That usually swells up behind your ear whenever you have a cut, scratch, or lesion to your head. That may be sore to touch, but will usually subside in about a wk. (the time a cut usually takes to heal.
Avatar n tn I discovered a lump behind my left ear about a week ago on my way to church. I never felt it there before and my mother n law who is a RN has no idea what it could be either. I am getting pretty worried about what it could be and I use to have headaches everyday and they were pretty intense. I am going to go to the clinic on Monday to see what they have to say about and let you all know what they said.
Avatar m tn Hi! Lump behind the ear which is hard and has been there for some time could be folliculitis (hair follicle infection), 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. However, it is important you consult a doctor and get this examined. Watch the lump.
Avatar n tn 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.
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795097 tn?1237220795 The lumps behind ear due to earrings sounds like what I have. but mine is on one ear. Ok, I am a 33year old female, diagnosed with CIN II and HPV 16 seven years ago and diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis 5 years ago. I have 3 children 7 yrs, 5 yrs and 3 months old. about three years ago, the back of my earring pierced into the back of my ear but it did not bleed or was there any cut. After that day, anytime I touch the area, it hurts me.