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Swollen lumps behind ears

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I have swollen lumps on the back of both ears, directly behind my ears. They have come on in a matter of hours, at first it was just one now there are 3. They are hard and tender to touch, non-moving. To add it has caused both sides of my neck mild pain and the left side of my jaw. Is this something I should worry about, and I have no insurance so seeing a doc will be difficult.


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replied November 22nd, 2009
Lymphoma Answer A7981
Most of the time, tender lumps behind the ears are caused by inflamed sebaceous cysts or lymph nodes. Unfortunately, however, it is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis to patients over the internet. If these lumps do not resolve over the next 3 to 4 weeks, you should try to find access to a physician or nurse for an evaluation.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

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