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What causes lump in ear?

Hi my 2year old son has a pea size hard painless lump behind his left ear it does not seem to bother him doctor said don t no what this is and has sent him for a ultra scan just waiting for a date but fill like I m starting to worry whilst waiting what could this be he doesn t seem I ll .
Thu, 29 Jan 2015
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hello

Painless lump behind left ear may be due to many reasons like infection/inflammation in scalp,ear,neck etc.
It is generally a benign finding and underlying cause should be treated.
Your son need proper clinical examination and ultrasound of lump can be done.
FNAC of lymph nodes can also be done to assess exact nature of enlarged lymph nodes.
Treatment depend upon findings.

Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
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