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Daughter has Knot behind her Ear

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My 5 year old daughter has a knot behind her ear that is making me very worried. It is the size of a dime. It does not hurt her when I touch it. I hear glands are supposed to be painful to touch when swollen. She has no other symptoms. No fever, has not been sick, and she is a very active child. I do not know how long it has been there. I keep reading all the bad things. What could it be?


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replied June 14th, 2006
Gland Disorders Answer A1081
You may take your daughter to her doctor to identify the knot behind her ear. The common medical term for all such knots is a tumor. It may originate from the skin, under the skin or from the bone. Most likely, such tumors in children are benign. You can take action now and ease your anxiety.
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