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What is this swollen, flesh colored lump behind the ears ?

My boyfriend has swollen, soft, flesh-colored lumps behind his ears. They grow and decrease randomly, but have never gone away. I don t know when he got them or if they re filled with anything, because he doesn t like me to look at them. Any idea what it is?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Apr 2011
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Probably it is just a swollen lymph node.This indicates some sort of infection near that area.It can also be a sebaceous cyst which can decrease in size when squeezed and then recur. Talk to your boy friend about any skin ,throat or ear infection and if he gets fever on & off.He should consult a physician and get it diagnosed .

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