What Are The Causes Of A Lump On The Left Side Of The Head?
Good morning. Want to ask the lump on the left caused by WHAT? What doctor’s referral? ENT?
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Need to be clarified, on the left where exactly is the lump you mean? Is it around the ear? What are the characteristics of the lump?
Lumps around the left ear are probably many causes. To find out, it needs to be identified first, what are the characteristics of the lump, both in size, consistency, mobility, color, time of appearance, pain or not, itchy or not, whether runny, festering, and any other complaints that accompany it. Without knowing all these characteristics, it is certainly very difficult for us to identify the cause of the lump you are referring to.
Some of the most common causes of a lump around the left ear as you experience are:
Lumps that come from the skin, for example skin tags, acne, boils, folliculitis, warts, keloids
Lumps originating from lymph nodes, for example lymphadenitis, lymphoma
Lumps derived from bone, for example dislocation of the jaw joint, bone tumor
Benign or malignant tumors, for example lipoma, cyst, sarcoma, melanoma, and so on
Not just a physical examination, often, to identify the cause of the lump, doctors can conduct further examinations, such as biopsy, x-rays, ultrasound, and so on. Therefore, if the lump feels very disturbing to you, especially if you find its size growing rapidly, you should check yourself directly to the doctor or dermatologist huh ..
So that the lump does not become inflamed and does not get bigger, you should not squeeze, pull, or carelessly treat the lump that appears. If the lump feels painful, you can compress the lump with warm water. Do not forget, always take care of your personal hygiene, including by bathing regularly and washing your face using the right cleansing soap to avoid the risk of infection.
Hope this helps ...