(Closed) lump under ear?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Don’t delay! Go to the doctor. Better safe than sorry. Not to worry you at all, and not to say that it’s anything serious, but I lost a friend to testicular cancer, partly because he didn’t get it checked out when he first noticed it.

I’m a serious believer in that it’s worth paying to $25 copay to catch something (or nothing) rather than let things get bad. I’m sure it’s nothing, but it’s also worth your peace of mind!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

It’s hard to know if it’s in the skin or a lymph node from your description.  You definitely should have it eyeballed and felt by a professional!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Yes! Go to the doctor. The co-pay will be completely worth the peace of mind.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Is it at the bottom of your ear facing the ground or on the back of your ear? If it’s the back, do you wear earrings? I used to push the earring backs really close to my ear so it wouldn’t fall off and one day I woke up to find a lump on the back of my ear. After looking closely in the mirror I saw something catch the light and discovered that my ear had actually grown (overnight) around the back of my earring! I went to the doctor and he numbed the area, poped it, and removed the back of my earring. I know it’s very odd and most likely not what’s going on with you, but just thought I’d mention it in case.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Reactive lymph nodes should subside over 10-14 days, so if it’s lasting longer than that, they’ll definitely want to see you!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had the exact same issue and (through research on the web) concluded it was a swollen lymph node. It went away about a week or so later. But I would definitely say see a doctor to be sure.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Thanks for the update!  I’m glad to hear it’s going to work out well.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

I was abotu to say, Mr.D has had a few random cysts there he had to have removed.  I’m glad it was minor and I’m glad you got it checked out 🙂

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