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I just discovered a small very hard painless lump behind my

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I just discovered a small very hard painless lump behind my left ear on the bone. It doesn't move and it is slightly smaller than the size of a pea. It sticks out and looks almost like a mosquito bite but it is not a bug bite. Should I be concerned about this?

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It is possible that what you are seeing is a small lymph node. These get a bit large when they are busy fighting infections.

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This is nothing to worry about.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for your reply. That is good to hear. I always thought, however, that a lymph node would be soft to the touch. Can a lymph node get this hard?
Yes. They can feel pretty hard at times......nothing to worry about :-)
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