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I went to the clinic about two weeks ago for ear aches and sinus pain. Figured I might have a sinus infection. He checked my ears throat and nose and said everything looked alright. I now have a small pea sized lump behind the ear. It has really been painful for me the last couple days. My sinuses are bugging me as well. It is a continuous pain that only goes away when I lie on it or push near the area. It really hurts to touch it. It causes sever headaches all around. I also have felt sick and dizzy. I went to the clinic again. The doctor there asked me if I had bumped my head on something. Of course I think I would know. He then felt the area and said "You think this is a lump?"(as if I was dumb). He says that it is just the bone area and that I possibly have slept on it too long or have been leaning on something. I said to him what about the head aches. He says well take some Tylenol. I told him I tried that and it does not take the pain away. He says well don't lay on that area and it will go away. I felt as if I was not going to get anywhere with this doctor and just stormed out. Too me it sounds as if he don't give a darn and wants to send me on my way. I know there is something wrong and I don't go to the doctors for nothing. I just want the pain to go away. What can I do besides see another doctor about it. Please E-mail me at ***@****
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242516 tn?1368223905
Painful lumps that last more than 3 weeks are not necessarily normal, even though some swollen lymph nodes can be swollen normally for a month or more.  It's worth getting rechecked with a different doctor if you're not satisfied with this 1st doctor's explanation that it's a bony prominence. I can't suggest anything other than seeing another doctor.  Who else is going to be able to examine it and tell you what they think?

Dr. Enoch Choi, MD
Palo Alto, CA
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