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Lump behind ear.

Question Posted Wednesday June 8 2005, 2:05 pm

Last night I felt a small, solid lump under my skin just behind my left ear, it only hurts slightly when I press it. I showed it to my Mum and she said it was nothing to worry about and that if it was still there by Monday then she would take me to the doctors. I am slightly worried about it as I have also been having headaches a lot in the past five days. I have also been feeling slightly nauseous. Could these be linked? What is wrong?

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kate420 answered Wednesday June 24 2009, 8:57 pm:
So, I definitely have this same issue, I don't remember when I noticed it. I have a small pea sized sorta painful most def. feels like part of my skull behind my left ear. Thank god I'm not the only one, If you've figured it out let me know!

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S_weet_cheek_s answered Monday July 31 2006, 8:45 pm:
i have lumps behind both ears but my right one is barley there any more i have had em since i was very little don be worried bout them they will juss be there and im pretty sure the headaches and nuasia(sp) are hnot linked to a little bump behind your ear dont worry bout it!

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RhetoricalLives answered Friday June 10 2005, 3:14 am:
It could be a syst, swollen gland, or a calciuim ball! Systs and Gland swellings go away very soon, just try tnot to toutch it alot and maybe take some advil for it :) But if its a calcium will either die down, or you can have it removed (Very simple they just make a slice then pluck it out! I have 3 in my i know it wont hurt!) Or you can just live with it..which is possible because they usually dont expand :D

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Mackenzie answered Thursday June 9 2005, 11:42 am:
I suppose it COULD be linked somehow. My gues is it's eitheR swollen glands, oR maybe just a zit??? I say foR now it's nothing to woRRie about!! :)

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smartgirl321 answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 6:20 pm:
this could just be a case of swollen glands. It is very common. My mom and I get it all the time. Jut take some headache medicine and take naps.

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Michele answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 3:45 pm:
Well, it's not a tumor. That would be under your skull, and you wouldn't be able to feel it.
It is red and inflammed and warm to the touch? that would indicate an infection. It could be a cysts. They are common in that area, and they are not deadly, but usually have to be removed by a doctor. DO you have oily hair/skin, if so, than I think it may be a cyst.
It could also be an ingrown hair. How big is the lump. size of dime, smaller?
Something like a blockage in an artery going to your brain would cause headaches, but you are so young, it is not likely, but anything is possible. If you put ice on it, does it go down? If it is an infection, fluid will rush to the site to help heal it. Cold ice causes the fluid to go away. So if you put ice on it and it goes down, that is good, because that means it is only an infection, but it still needs to be taken care of.

Hope this helps.


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truadvice answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 2:51 pm:
dont worry its a cyst ... it should go away in a few days ... put a hot cloth on it it helps bring it down ... if its not gone the doctor will either remove it or give you medication to get rid of it ... a cycst is a small sac of fluid that you get sometimes behind the ear because of bacteria .... really dont worry . the nausea and headaches are not linked

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BabyGirl05 answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 2:40 pm:
Its an oil dispoist was it often and get meddy it should go awwy mine is always there for a while but it goes away...

Why did you give me a 2!? I gues them behind my ears and thats what my mom said they are. Mine goes away over time, ummm maybe try putting somkind of oitment maybe like zit (ITS NOT A ZIT) on it to decrease the oil! Best of luck &heats;

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kmckenna answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 2:37 pm:
OMG i have the same thing and I asked the doctor about it and she said it's nothing to worry about. So I'm not really sure about yours but I have something on my neck and one on my other ear.

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XxStRaWb3rRyxX answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 2:16 pm:
its probably just a pimple from grease from your hair or could easily develop there from having your hair behind your ears a lot. you should probably still go to the doctor though. who could be cancer? i doubt it..but you never know :p hope i helped! :o)

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shake answered Wednesday June 8 2005, 2:06 pm:
Yes. Its a tumor.

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