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Small lump on the back of ear, turned blue, sore to touch. Should I be concerned?

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I have a very small lump on the back of my ear for a couple of weeks. My husband says it's blue. It seemed to be going away last week, but it got sore to touch yesterday. Should I be worried?
Posted Tue, 21 May 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 2 hours later

Thank you for posting your query on Health Care Magic.

A small lump behind the ear bluish in color suggests a blood containing lump may be a hemangioma.
Soreness on touching can be due to infection or inflammation of the lesion.

The stitches are unlikely to cause bluish swelling after six months.

Consult your doctor for clinical examination is needed.
Further investigations will be based on the clinical examination.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal

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