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pea sized, yellowish, veiny growth behind ear

Had a small growth under my skin behind my left ear about a year ago, didnt think much of it, until it started progressively growing bigger. now its about the size of a large pea protruding out of my skin. At first i thought it was a pimple and tried squeezing it, poking it, nothing comes out. its squeezable, but hard if that makes any sense.
its yellowish in color with what looks like little veins in and around it. does this sound like anything i should be worried about? i took a picture of it and i hope it uploads.
any feedback would be greatly appreciated
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A sebaceous cyst or dermoid cyst.Needs surgical removal.
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The painless lump that your husband is having seems like a sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.

Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.

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thank you so much for your intuitive and informative response.
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