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Black cyst behind ear. Is it life threatening?

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black cyst behind ear slightly smaller than dime size ball. is it life threatening?
Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 3 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A small black cyst behind the ear could be a hemorrhagic cyst or a melanoma. Although it is not life threatening, but if it is increasing in size then it needs to be examined and investigated to detect the cause.
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I hope this answers your query.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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