Hello dok.In my head, precisely on the back of the left ear there are hard lumps but it does not hurt, pressed also does not hurt. The lump appeared when I was 7 months old and has never been examined until now. Does it include a benign tumor? And how to handle it?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The lump that you are referring to may be a benign tumor, but for sure you need a direct examination by a doctor. This is because the doctor needs to assess its appearance and assess its characteristics before drawing conclusions.
If based on the characteristics of malignant lumps, lumps called malignant usually enlarge quickly, hard, feel pain, discharge or blood, irregular shape, and can not be shifted when pressed. In your case, the lump feels hard which is a feature of malignancy, but it doesn't hurt and from your story, it doesn't seem to enlarge quickly. These non-specific conditions require further investigation to avoid misunderstandings and ensure that you get the right treatment. Because it could be a form of skin inflammation, infection, and bone disorders.
Therefore, we suggest, if you begin to feel disturbed by this condition, you should immediately consult an ENT doctor or surgeon so that it can be treated further. But if it really isn't too annoying, considering that there is now a corona outbreak everywhere, it is better to postpone the handling and stay at home. While at home, there is nothing specific you need to do about the lump, no need to apply anything, and if there are complaints that interfere, consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.