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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes a lump under the ear?

Hi I am a 24 year old female with no known health issues. On the right side of my neck right under my ear, I have a lump that is the size of a marble and is rock hard. I have had it for a few years but just recently I have noticed it a lot more and it is very visible. Should I get this checked out?
Fri, 14 Aug 2015
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Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You may have enlarged lymphnode. It can be due to reactive hyperplasia, tuberculosis, lymphoma or metastatic carcinoma. or some soft tissue tumour like lipoma or neurofibroma. You should go for fine needle aspiration cytology or biopsy of that lump. It will give you exact diagnosis. Then you should take treatment accordingly.
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