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Bump behind the ear.

I'm 20 year's old, I have fibromyalgia, as well as chronic cluster migraines. But, aside from that I have had a bump behind my hear for about a year. (its not on the ear itself, its on the bone behind the ear.) And they said it was a cyst and gave me antibiotics, and they made it worse. And the doctor said it wasn't my lymps. It will swell up and i will get dizzy and light headed and have alot of severe pain, and then the next day it will be fine. so... I have no idea whats going on.
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OH, and they have run tests for my thyriod and stuff like that, i did have an old soccer injury from about 6 years ago, i was kicked in the back of the head and tore some things in my neck, but i havent had trouble with that?
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Hello,

Most lumps in that site(behind ear) are due to infections or benign tumors of soft tissue origin. Behind the ear there is skin, fat, cartilage, bone, nerves, blood vessels, lymph nodes, and salivary gland tissue (a portion of the parotid salivary gland extends behind the ear). A bump can develop from any of those structures, and could be due to a tumor (benign or not), an infection (Lymph node or skin), a swollen muscle or salivary gland, etc.

What is the size and constituency of the lump (soft, fleshy, firm, rubbery, or matted).Is it movable or fixed?

My suggestion would be to wait it out for a few weeks to see if it changes in size. If it gets smaller, it was nothing. If it happens to get bigger, then make an appointment with your doctor.You may take some pain killers or some anti-inflammatory drug when you have pain.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
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well it keeps getting bigger, and its been there for a while. And it can move if I push it but it hurts like hell, but its pretty hard. Yea, I have been taking some motrin it takes the pain away, but doesn't do much else. They tested for my thyroid and that came back clean.
Thank you. :] I'm going to wait see what happens for about another week. Thank you so much, you were a lot of help. and I'll keep you posted.
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