question-icon

Suggest treatment for soft bump behind the ear

default
Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Around the middle of the big bone behind my ear, I n
oticed a tiny, moveable, softish bump. I noticed it a little over 3 months ago. I may have gotten a little bit bigger, but I cannot tell for sure. It does not hurt.
(if you were to draw a straight line from the cartilage in the front of the ear, all the way to the back of the ear, it would be right below that line.) I don't even remember how I noticed it. What could it be? Could it be a disease? the only things I have is possible ETD.

thanks
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Soft Lump behind Ear / Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Answer:
Soft Lump behind Ear / Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,Dear!! Thanks for the query to HCM.
Read and reviewed scanty facts of your query, in context to your health worries.

Primary Opinion-
With the available information-Mostly this lump behind the ear, seems to be of -Lymp node swelling-Lymphadenitis.
other causes would need more details.

More info please-
Though your query details are incomplete,I Read and reviewed the query in context to your health issues-which are as follows-
-tiny movable soft lump since 3 mths
-Worried as it got little bigger,painless,
-What it could be?ETD(Eustachian Tube Dysfunction) suspicion

Dear,as information is incomplete,I would need more details for exploring further suggestions in your case. Please give More details-
What is the size of the lump?which side this lump is?
Did you suffer from any Sinus or ear or throat infections lately 3 mths back?
Any tonsillitis attacks 3 months back?
Did you take any medicines ?
Any other illness in the past?
Any scalp infections, itching in the scalp lately in last 3-5 mths, earlier to occurrence of this lump behind ear?

Would evaluate your case after getting more details from you.


Awaiting your response...

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Mukund Savaskar (21 minutes later)
I have not been really sick. I do think I have allergies. I did take nasal spray in february. the lump is on my left side ear..behind the ear and on the bone. it is very small, maybe the size of a seed. it's not painful. it's soft and can move. you cannot see it.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lump behind left ear / Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Answer:
Lump behind left ear / Under Evaluation
Mostly from the cold and infection- in the Feb,when you used nasal spray.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,Dear!! Thanks for the query updates to Me.
Read and reviewed facts and updates of your query, in context to your health worries.
My Opinion-
Dear with the available information,it mostly seems to be -
either a small Lymph node swelling caused from the undetected infection attack.
Your history of nasal spray,for breathing problem,indicates throat/nose infections-from Viral mostly,which has mostly lead to this seed like swelling/ lump behind left ear.
This is due to natural reaction of the draining lymph nodes.
Other causes as chronic resolving folliculitis, sebaceous cyst,needs to be ruled out by Consults with Surgeon.

Do' Suggested-
Wait and watch-for any further increase in size,pain or discomfort locally or in the throat.
Mostly this would resolve on its own.
If more worried-Consult family doctor and take antibiotics to control subclinical source of naso-pharyngeal infection,with NSAIDs-for 5 days time.
Keep throat hygiene clean with listerine gargles-for any cold, if needed.

Still it does not resolve and persists and causes worry with increase in size, Check up with ENT surgeon if needed.

Next appointment-
Only after 2 weeks time/ or if the problem increases.

Hope this reply would help you to plan further care to resolve your health issues.

If need be, update any health issue 24 x 7 by a direct question to ME, at following HCM link-http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=70229

Dear, if satisfied, Don't forget to close this query with YOUR pleasing and excellent feedback comments to rate this reply, to boost the morale of incoming Emergency patients like YOU, at HCM services.


Keep Me updated,if you want to update more details and ask more update queries ,

You are most Welcome herewith !!

Good Day!!

Wishing Good Healthy Life in time to come!!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Mukund Savaskar (6 minutes later)
I took nasal spray due to ETD. I didn't have a bump anywhere else. I do make mistakes of Google-ing and every disease from cancer to HIV shows up. this makes me nervous. it hasn't changed drastically if at all. I can't find any other bumps like that anywhere.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Lump behind left ear / Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Lump behind left ear / Under Evaluation
Mostly from the ETD with Lymph node.


Detailed Answer:
Hi,Dear!! Thanks for the query updates to Me.
Read and reviewed facts and updates of your query, in context to your health worries.
My Opinion-
Dear after reviewing last updated information, I stand by My last reply and ,it mostly seems to be - a small Lymph node swelling caused from the undetected infection attack,which is accompanied with ETD(Eustachian Tube Dysfunction)

Your history of nasal spray,for ETD problem,indicates throat/nose infections-from Viral mostly,which has mostly lead to this seed like swelling/ lump behind left ear,and is mostly from chronic Lymph node swelling.

This is due to natural reaction of the draining lymph nodes,to the throat/ET infections.

Do's Suggested-
Don' worry from googled information.
Just follow the suggestions in last reply.
Its not from Cancer/HIV and tons of googled info.
Don't be hypochondriac.
If trouble from worries persist,
Excision biopsy and
CT Skull to study mastoid bone would resolve and fix the worries you have.

Other causes need to be ruled out by Consults with ENT Surgeon, if needed ONLY.

Next appointment-
Only after 2 weeks time if the problem increases.

Hope this reply would help you to plan further care to resolve your health issues.

If need be, update any health issue 24 x 7 by a direct question to ME, at following HCM link-http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=70229

Dear, Do close this query with YOUR pleasing and excellent feedback comments to rate this reply, to boost the morale of incoming Emergency patients like YOU, at HCM services.


Keep Me updated,if you want to update more details and ask more update queries ,

You are most Welcome herewith !!

Good Day!!

Wishing Good Healthy Life in time to come!!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
M.S.Genl-CVTS
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Mukund Savaskar

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1978

Answered : 3606 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest treatment for soft bump behind the ear

Brief Answer: Soft Lump behind Ear / Under Evaluation Detailed Answer: Brief Answer: Soft Lump behind Ear / Under Evaluation Detailed Answer: Hi,Dear!! Thanks for the query to HCM. Read and reviewed scanty facts of your query, in context to your health worries. Primary Opinion- With the available information-Mostly this lump behind the ear, seems to be of -Lymp node swelling-Lymphadenitis. other causes would need more details. More info please- Though your query details are incomplete,I Read and reviewed the query in context to your health issues-which are as follows- -tiny movable soft lump since 3 mths -Worried as it got little bigger,painless, -What it could be?ETD(Eustachian Tube Dysfunction) suspicion Dear,as information is incomplete,I would need more details for exploring further suggestions in your case. Please give More details- What is the size of the lump?which side this lump is? Did you suffer from any Sinus or ear or throat infections lately 3 mths back? Any tonsillitis attacks 3 months back? Did you take any medicines ? Any other illness in the past? Any scalp infections, itching in the scalp lately in last 3-5 mths, earlier to occurrence of this lump behind ear? Would evaluate your case after getting more details from you. Awaiting your response... Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist M.S.Genl-CVTS