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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What does a lump behind the right ear indicate?

Skull lump hairline behind rt ear -has grown from sz of quarter to length & width 3 fingers -tender to touch -mild pain
Bout week later was very hot to touch bout 3 days
Now extremely itchy rash (looked similar to chicken pox @ first now slightly raised & red still ex itchy)
Week before this started -dentist visit -x-rays showed infection lower rt jaw under gum line -no antibiotics given -dentist did 'deep cleaning on 2/3 of teeth avoiding this area
Returning 3 weeks to finish cleaning & removing back molar
Mentioning dentist visit because I feel maybe related
This visit dentist did NOT pretreatment with antibiotics (as all life been since heart murmur) questioned & was told 'no longer necessary'
Again mentioning -feel related
I am on many medications but no charges for over year
Have auto-immune disorder since cancer & chemo 2001
Plz any information would be helpful
Again feel related this week feel slight pain in ear (like pressure -possibly ear infection -just guessing) but feel it's related to lumps & rash
No new hair products -body or cleaning products
No recent injuries
Again...any info appreciated
Thank you in advance
Sheila May
Wed, 21 Mar 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response

According to my clinical experience, it seems to be of different issues as post-infection lymph node enlargement, sebaceous cyst, or other. If possible, kindly provide a photo picture of the same to evaluate further precisely.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel
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