I am 20 Years old. Have hair thats probably 3 inches long. I smoke about 2-5 cigarettes per day, it varies on how much work I have. I don't exercise as much anymore. I think I may be 15 or less pounds over weight. I just started working out because of fear!
I currently have a small maybe smaller then a pea shaped bump under the skin and right above I think a bone. And its directly behind my ear lobe. I know its under the skin because when I move my skin around its still in its original place and moves lightly. Its pretty sensitive and right now my ear is just popping.
That is exactly what it looks like. and yes I am a 3d designer. So thats exactly where the bump is and how big it is right now.
I think I have a mild migraine that I usually have every single day and I am used to it. Lately I have had a lot more work to do so I have been eating 2 meals per day and I dont drink energy drinks or drink coffee so I drink coke.
Lets see I skateboard once in a great while and I surf twice a month. Which is literally all the physical activity I have had lately but I am working out to get healthier but that started today once I noticed this bump because I thought if its an infection I thought my better health my help fight it.
I read that it could be a sebaceous cyst (something like that) or a swollen lymph node.
I don't have health insurance because I am a freelancer :(. I have never had anything like this before and I have never been hurt or sick enough to go to a doctor so I never bothered with health insurance.
So I am asking this community to help because I have no insurance. If I need to go to a doctor does anyone have any idea what the costs might be?
This could be mastoiditis, cervical lymphadenopathy or parotitis.
Have you seen an ENT specialist or your doctor for your symptoms? Do you have any associated symptoms of pain, discharge, fever, etc?
'Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid process, the portion of the temporal bone of the skull that is behind the ear. It is usually caused by untreated acute otitis media (middle ear infection) .'
You could read more about the condition at the following links -
Let us know about how you are doing and if you have any other doubts.
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.