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lump behind my ear

hello im 18 and yesterday i noticed a lumb behind my ear and at first i thought nothing of it.. but today it has gone a brown/blackish and is very painful to touch it has also gotta bigger. i havnt hit it or anything like that though. my brother had a tumer in the same place when he was a kid could it be the same?.
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796253 tn?1344991332
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Hi and thanks for using the forum.

This could simply be a cyst, or even a swollen lymph node.  However, since it is painful and since your brother has a history of a tumor in the same spot, I think I would get it checked out just to be on the safe side.   Good luck.

Bridget
757137 tn?1347196453
I have always gotten cysts behind my ears. They are never painful.
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