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Lump behind ear. Tender to touch, moveable. Not infection. What could it be?

My son has a lump behind his ear on his head pretty much much level with the bottom of his earlobe but on his neck/head- skull . It is not is tender to the touch, hard and moveable. I brought him to a walk in clinic since it was Sunday and they said it is not an infection. So...what could it be? What are the possibilities it could be something serious?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.

I have gone through your query regarding lumph behind the ear, it is freely movable, tender to touch.
Considering all features of lump as you explained it appears to be -
(1) Enlarge lymph node.
(2) Sebaceous cyst.

To confirm the diagnosis you should go for FNAC from lump.This FNAC will tell weather it is-
(1) Infection of lymph node- may be acute or chronic like tubercular.
(2) Tumor of lymph node may be benign or malignant.
(3) Sebaceous cyst ( may or may not be infected ).

Depending on diagnosis it may be treated.

With Regards.
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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