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Small, hard, round lump behind left ear, lower edge of bone. Should I be concerned?

I have a small, hard, round lump behind my left ear, pretty much around the area where mastoid process is, on the lower edge of the bone. Just sticking out from the bone. I had it for quite some time. I even showed it to my doctor once but she didn`t seem concerned. Said those little bumps can show up as lymph nodes from anything, even a few acne. I`m still a bit concerned about it though, since it`s just on 1 side, but not on the other. Do I have a reason for concern?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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If your doctor has examined you and has mentioned that this lump is due to a lymph node swelling then there is no need of additional concern. Lumps in that area are most commonly due to enlargement of lymph nodes and the drainage area is such that the most common cause for enlargement is dandruff or other scalp infection. Also, they can be enlarged from some local infective process.
Once enlarged, the enlargement might persist for quite sometime. Therefore you have to be patient before this swelling goes away. You only need to be concerned if the size of the swelling increases to more than 2 cm in diameter otherwise simply ignore it.
Best wishes!
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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