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What causes lumps at the back of the ear?

Hi, i am a 34 year old female. A week and half days ago, i felt a small lump in front of my ears almost kn between the ear and the hair(sideburns). I immediately went to go and see an EENT. He examined it my ears, throat and nose and said its all clear and the lump is nothing to worry about. But i noticed last saturday that the lump has grown bigger. Its hard and kinda fixed, kts not painful but if i press the areas around it there's some tenderness (justalittle compare to my other side of the ear) Please help. I am not surewhat it is and who to go to. Thanks
Mon, 9 Jun 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to HCM.

That could be a lymph node or a sebaceous cyst.

You need to show it to a surgeon for a clinical examination and a needle biopsy if he feels required, to help reach a diagnosis and subsequent management.

Regards
Dr. Ashish Verma
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