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I was feeling behind my ears and my left ear feels different

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I was feeling behind my ears and my left ear feels different than the right. If feels like a lump and when you push on it, it feels different than the left, I wondered if cartilage could be different in both ears and if you feel them lightly they both feel the same. I have a phobia about cancer and just wondered if you could help clarify this. I am without insurance now and can't afford to go to the dr. If you push on it, it goes flat.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 2 months ago.


Yes, cartilage can be different from one ear to another ear.

Cancer would not typically appear here.

A cyst could do this and be harmless.

Glad to look at a picture here.

It is unclear why you would not be on medicare. That should be addressed.

A free clinic or neighborhood clinic can examine you on sliding scale.

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