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What does a lump near ear bone indicate?

Hi,
I had a small lump near ear bone, just next to the sideburn. Ive had this lump maybe a year and sometimes the lump did decrease in side but most of the time it stayed the same size. it doesnt hurt or anything but then today i noticed that on the lump there is a dark black mark on the lump. It was a black dark round mark on the lump, it still doesnt hurt or anything. Should i be worried? why is there suddenly a dark black mark on the lump?
Wed, 4 Nov 2015
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi,Welcome to HCM. Based on the facts of your query,You seem to suffer from very tricky side ear lump,and the black dark mark on the lump,indicates Nevus developing in to Melanoma. A wide Margin Surgical Excision Biopsy of this lump would resolve this mystery about the diagnosis and treatment of this side ear lump.
Hence I would suggest you to go to Surgeon / or Dermatologist to rule out the Risk Melanoma in such a lump by Excision Biopsy .
HOpe this reply would help you to plan further treatment with your doctors.
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Good Day!! Dr.Savaskar, Senior Surgical Specialist M.S.Genl-CVTS
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