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What is the knot behind the ear?

Hi my name is Tiana Miller I'm 13 years old and I have 2 knots behind my ear and they was small but now they are bigger than that and they didn't used to hurt unless I touch it but now it hurts without me touching it.
so can you tell me what it is?
Is it something I need to get surgery on?
Please reply back
Thank You!
Tue, 13 May 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
HI.
These knots are either lymph nodes or sebaceous cyst.

Since there are growing- there is a chance of them increasing too much to cause disfigurement is a possibility.
Secondly if you get operated later when they are bigger, the scar too will be bigger.

It is highly advisable to get surgery done.
You get 2 benefits.
One - the disease is removed
Two - we get histological diagnosis.

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