A couple of weeks ago i noticed a hard lump behind my right ear about halfway down. Ive recently started training in MMA, could this have something to do with it in terms of trauma to the head? Im used to a few bruises etc but this lump's worrying, it doesnt hurt and its hard.
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
It is difficult to comment without examination. Lump behind the ear could be folliculitis (hair follicle infection), lipoma (localized collection of fat), a cyst, an inflamed lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). You may not have been sick but local infections like dandruff or a dermatitis too can cause a lymph node to swell.
Watch the lump. Do not touch everyday but once in 10-15 days. If the lump increases in size, becomes painful, changes color, bleeds, changes shape or consistency or more similar lumps appear then consult a doctor.
Alternatively you could consult a doctor and get a CT scan of the lump. Since you face bruises and blows, this could be a hematoma.
Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Hope this helps. Take care!
i have had that before.... and i went to the doctor they said it was a swollen lymph node.. do to you might have a wood tick on ur head and didnt no it.. or if u have ear peircings they coulld be infected that you didnt no was infected and ur lymph nodes are swellin up to try and fight it off.. it was nothing to serious u just need to figure out what u have that migth be infected... or u could have a head cold starting that it could be causing that!
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.