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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes lump near the ear lobe?

Hi Doctor, I have a small bump in front of my right ear, about 3 mm away from the ear, next to the ear lobe. It s not visible, however, I can feel it when I press on my face near it. I am a little worried about it. I suffer from a mild hipochondria, and I can find myslelf searching all the time for other lymph nodes. I read a lot about lymphoma and I constantly make myself believe that I have it. Additionally, I had an ear ache about three weeks ago. I am also diagnosed with a chronic adenoids infection. About a month ago I felt a small lymph node on the left side of my neck. I had an ultrasound done on this lymph node and the doctor said it is nothing serious and I should not worry about it. Now I can feel two lymph nodes: the one on my neck and one next to my ear ( I suppose this one is also a lymph node). Do I have any reasons to worry ? Should I do an ultrasound of the ear lymph node as well?
Mon, 19 Jan 2015
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Hi, this is a small solitary lymph node and not to worry about this as this is a common thing and causes are dandruff, ear, nose or throat infections but could also be tuberculosis!

please go for an FNAC test and revert back to us!

all the best........
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