Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes a lump under the ear?

I'm a 24 years old male. There is a small neck lump right under my left ear. It's all most on month gone. There's little pain while pressing. When I seek the doctor, he mention me to do FNAC test or Biopsy. Is something serious? Also, which one would be the best thing to do for this purpose? So, please provide some suggestion about this matter. Thank you.
Wed, 4 Mar 2015
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Read the history ans understood the problems- 24 / male - one month old small tender swelling under left ear - Doctor advised FNAC or biopsy - Wants to know the best ...

The ideal treatment plan would be in such a case:
-First of all a course of an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicines for 1 to 3 weeks.
-ENT Surgeon's opinion to see if there is a focus of infection and to get it treated too.
-Most of the times, the swelling may just vanish and you may not need to do something more.
-If the swelling persists, then go for FNAC.
-If FNAC is not conclusive then only biopsy is required.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

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...

Recent questions on  Biopsy

doctor1 MD

my son was diagnosed with rhabdomayosarcoma in his right testicle in dec 2008. we was 5yrs old. it was stage 1 and had the testicle removed no...

doctor1 MD

what is the cause of brown stain in underwar coming out of the penis?

Is it dangerous? do you have to be alarmed? What should be done about it?It...

doctor1 MD

I have some circle type on both my hands....visited some skin specialists....they advised skin biopsy and the result for the same minimal...

doctor1 MD

hi i was by the ENT last week and their found a node in my right side the size 4,5 in my thyroid so there did a needle biopsy to see that it is...

doctor1 MD

Hi there I’m a 42 yo healthy male with mild psoriasis and psuedogout. Recent routine blood tests were normal. Three weeks ago whilst I had a mild...

doctor1 MD

Hi I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer from a biopsy . They think it is confined to prostate. GS 3+4. 19/12 probes positive. 15% of tissue...

doctor1 MD

My father is 70 years old and has been detected with out of bound reports for some of the Tests related to Kidney . Attached are prescriptions and...