I noticed a very small lump on the top portion of my ear about a month ago. I think its called the helix. It has now gotten bigger. It does not hurt to touch, very hard and does not move. There are no piercings in that area. I cant find any info on the web and wanted to see if anyone had any ideas?
Thanks for writing to the forum!
This is either a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in a nerve) or a lipoma (localized collection of fat). It can also be a swollen lymph node. You should worry only if the size increases, there is pain, change in color or if the lump bleeds.
Since you say the size has increased then this could also be a localized collection of pus or a lymph nose. It is difficult to comment without examining. Please consult your PCP.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Went to doc. She thinks it is a cyst on my ear cartilage. She said to wait and watch to see if it gets any bigger. I told her that it had already gotten bigger that is why I made the appt. She said that cyst's sometimes grow to a certain size and then stop. So that is why she wants to watch and see if continues to grow.
I have a kind of..(Or what feels like a blister) on the top of my ear, it doesnt hurt, but feels like it is full of water or something, it is slightly swollen, about 2cm. Have a dr app tom but just want to know if anyone knows what it could be, as been like it for about a week now and starting to get worried!
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
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. Med Help International, Inc. 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.