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I have a lump on my ear. what is this ?

I have a lump almost feeling like my lymph node that is swollen and hurts to touch. Previous to the lump appearing under my skin , that same side is where my ear has been feeling alot of pressure and ive had shooting pains from the back of my head on that side to the top of my eye.. what is this ?
Asked On : Wed, 14 Jul 2010
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Diabetologist 's  Response
any lump anywhere in the body has to be investigated can see a consultant in surgery for further advice.
Answered: Thu, 13 Oct 2011
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could be a cyst, tumoe )unlikley) or a boil look them up and see if any of those could be it :) and if you have time can you answer my question
Answered: Thu, 9 Sep 2010
Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Praveen Tayal's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

A painful lymph node near the ear can be due to inner ear infections or infections in the external ear canal. You need a detailed ENT examination to rule out the infections. Otherwise an FNAC of the lymph will confirm the diagnosis. Other causes can be metabolic disorders, chronic infections or malignancies.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.


Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 15 Oct 2011
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