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There's a boney lump behind my right ear, it's hard. i can

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there's a boney lump behind my right ear
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: it's hard. i can feel it like a cartilage i just noticed it today
JA: Is there anything else in your medical history you would like the doctor to know?
Customer: i had bowel problems (diarrhea)
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

How old are you?

How large is it?

Do you have pain or any other symptom?

How is it on other side?

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,
I was waiting for your reply.

I am sorry for your symptoms.
There can be a few possibilities here.
It can be mastoid bone which is present normally behind the ear.
There can be an inflammation of mastoid bone or mastoiditis.
It can occur in ear infection.
Other possibility is a lymph node.
It can be enlarged in an infection.
I would suggest to get it checked by your doctor.
In case of an infection, you would need antibiotics.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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Regards.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have added a picture. Sorry for the late reply
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
This is on my left. I am 29 years old, turning 30 this Nov 22.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the picture.

Sorry for late reply as I was offline when you replied.

There seems to be an inflammation or infection.

Please get it checked by doctor.

Antibiotic can be required.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the picture.
Sorry for late reply as I was offline when you replied.
There seems to be an inflammation or infection.
Please get it checked by doctor.
Antibiotic can be required.