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Suffering from a cold, hard tender lump behind ear. Causes for lump?

I noticed a hard lump behind my right ear today at around noon, I saw a walk in clinic doctor and he told me it is probably something I have always had and never noticed, but I know for a fact I have never had a lump that big there and its very tender, what could it be? My ears do not hurt, I am not ill in any way, though I did just get over a common cold , it is not red or pussy looking its just a large hard lump....
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Do you have some sort infection in scalp?
Do you have difficulty in hearing from right ear?
Do you have any boil in right ear?
Presence of tender lump behind may be an enlarged lymph node.
Common cold is viral in origin and never causes enlarged lymph nodes behind the ear.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ surgeon and ENT surgeon.
You may also go for FNAC of the lump.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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