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Biopsy for hard bumps in the ears - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Answered : 40 Questions

User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi a few months ago i found a hard bump behind my ear
Doctor :   ok
User :   i showed it to a doctor and he said it was nothing, probably a lymph node
User :   then over the past 6 months it's gotten harder and bigger
User :   its about the size of a marble
User :   and rubbery it moves when i push it
User :   feel like a bone sorta
User :   on the same side in my ear lobe there are some hard bumps as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   they are different and more cyst like
Doctor :   is the bumps increasing in size
User :   not rapidly but it's bigger than it was
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have difficulty opening ur jaw?
Doctor :   does it pain?
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, This would require a detailed history please be patient. Our discussion about your problem may need more than 5 minutes. You will be taken to the payment page after 5 mins, I will be here to assist you after payment. It's a very nominal cost. After payment, you will be brought back to the chat from where you left it
User :   no no pain opening jaw
User :   i cant pay
Doctor :   anytime have u consulted for this
User :   my blood tests were normal
User :   my brain scan normal
User :   blood count normal
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult a surgeon
Doctor :   he will be able to help you u out
Doctor :   o
User :   a surgeon?
Doctor :   when was the scan done
User :   so you dont think it's a lymph node
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   yes it could
Doctor :   still u need to consult
User :   like 3 months ago i had a brain scan
Doctor :   please dont ignore
Doctor :   do u have any history of weight loss
Doctor :   unless the tissue sample is taken

Doctor :   and biopsy is done
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