Lump Behind The Ear Accompanied By Prolonged Headaches?
Hello doctor, I want to ask. I often get headaches but more dominant right, right almost 3 months when I went to the health center, he said, my eye check turned out to be right, my eyes, then after checking my eyes, the pain decreased even less, but rarely from the beginning of 2019 my head began it hurts again and now there is a lump behind my ear initially the lump was large but now it has shrunk but it doesn’t go away and if the lump is squeezed it doesn’t hurt but the pain spreads to the head I guess what is that lump? And why do I have a headache? Please answer, yes doctor. Thank you
Good evening Adisa, thank you for asking on HealthReplies.com.
Reading your complaint, the lump can be caused by a number of circumstances such as:
Lymph node enlargement due to infection of the organs around the head (lymphadenopathy) Inflammation of the lymph nodes (lymphadenitis) Abscess in the back of the ear Back neck abscess in the back of the lymph node Tumor and others To find out the conditions that cause the lump, you should you go to a surgeon. The doctor may ask you to do some further examinations such as an x-ray (x-ray) of the head, CT-Scan of the head, or maybe take a tissue sample from the lump. After various checks are needed, the doctor will adjust the treatment to diagnose the condition based on the results of the examination.
Regarding the headaches that you experience, it can also be caused by various things such as headaches due to stress, migraines, cluster headaches, related to the lump you are experiencing, and others. Therefore, you should also share the complaint with your doctor when you do an examination, to ascertain whether the headache is related or not to the lump that is currently on you. It is also possible that you may be consulted with other specialist doctors to get optimal therapy.
For now, you should not press or try to break the lump behind the ear. Keep the ears, mouth, teeth and neck clean. Consume foods that are nutritious and also clean to avoid infection. Drink enough drinking water. Reduce stress. Use glasses as recommended. If the headaches that arise are very disturbing, you can take painkillers such as paracetamol according to the dosage to help reduce symptoms.
I hope this helps.