A Lump In The Lower Ear That Often Enlarges And Shrinks?
ass, good morning, I want to ask why do lumps appear under my ears, sometimes they go flat on their own and arise on their own, but there is no pain or stinging just aches. r nI am worried whether it is dangerous
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Lumps in the lower ear that often enlarge and shrink on their own may result from swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). Often times, this condition arises due to inflammation of the spread from other parts of the body where lymphatic drainage leads to the lymph nodes around the ear, for example due to otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear), tooth or gum abscess, skin infection in head, neck, ears, and so on. It could also, this lymphadenopathy occurs due to other causes, for example:
Primary infection of the lymph nodes itself, for example due to https://www.HealthReplies.com/https://www.HealthReplies.com/tuberkulosis, HIV, syphilis Lymphoma (lymph node tumor) Leukemia (blood cancer), and so Your soreness may indicate enlarged lymph nodes due to inflammation. However, it is also possible that your condition arises due to other lymphadenopathy triggers as mentioned above.
Apart from lymphadenopathy, it is also possible that the lump under your ear occurs due to other causes, for example folliculitis, acne, warts, skin tags, insect bites, contact dermatitis, lipoma, mastoiditis, benign or other malignant tumors, and so on.
To answer your concerns, you should consult a doctor or surgeon directly. Usually, it is enough with a direct physical examination that the doctor is able to identify if there may be a dangerous condition. In conditions that are suspected of being severe, the doctor may also direct you to undergo further tests, such as biopsy, X-rays, ultrasound, CT scan, blood tests, and so on. In the meantime, to reduce the soreness, you should not press too much on the bumps that appear. Also compress the lump with warm water so that the inflammation subsides. Last but not least, keep yourself clean, including by showering and cleaning the area around your ears properly, washing your hair regularly, and not letting water or other foreign objects enter your ears.
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