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Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

16 Jun 2020 15:26

Hello all

I have been watching a hard immovable lymph node (post auricular/behind ear) since Feburary.

I have only recently just been to see doctor and have been referred urgently. Dr has really worried me, as I have left this hard node for 5 months, thinking it might go away or shrink; now he seems to think it is something suspicious as I have a simiar supraclavicular node the same from 3 years ago. I was told to watch that one.
 

It is under 1cm (maybe 8mm), hard, immoveable (its up against skull/boney bits), I thnk it may have enlarged very slightly. The area aches a bit from time to time, though I do occasionally have a prod. I have tried to research, but only scray stuff comes up.

Can lymph nodes stay up for this long and it be 'nothing'? Are hard, immoveable nodes always cancer related?

Thank you if anyone has any similar experience, and what happened. Trying not to panic Sad

I didnt sleep last night, trying not to panic. 

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

17 Jun 2020 08:53 in response to shoobeedo

I also have been given an urgent referral , I have a large 2cm fixed hard lump under my jaw ... also been having night sweats which is worrying (hope it's just the weather) ... I've been told the lymph nodes can swell for no obvious reason, maybe silently fighting some underlying infection that hasn't shown any symptoms. 
 Try not to worry xx

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

17 Jun 2020 12:01 in response to Billiexboo

So sorry to hear. I truly hope its nothing. It is worrying though isnt it. May I ask how long your 2cm lump has been there? Have you felt it grow? 

 

I have had some night sweats, but do think its from being too hope... at least, I hope it is.

Ugh.... xx
 

 

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

23 Sep 2020 04:12 in response to shoobeedo

Hi I was wondering if you had heard anything back. my four year old has a hard lump on her mastoid bone it’s a gland and I’m so concerned. We are trying to get an ultrasound as she has no illness.

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

23 Sep 2020 17:36 in response to shoobeedo

I can sympathise. I have two lumps. One behind my left ear and one in the centre area of the back of my head.

I have no obvious signs of infection. Both have been there for weeks now. I can't say when they have started for sure but it's a month at least. The one behind my ear feels hard and it's quite large. My partner says he can see the area is swollen. No pain. 

The other one is smaller and softer but still solid.It also gives me a bit of discomfort if I press down on it hard. Both don't move. 

Thinking I should see my GP. I think these lumps are more likely to be non cancer-related than cancerous but you never know.

Let us know and good luck with everything!

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

4 Dec 2020 12:03 in response to Redbootz

Did you get a result?

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

4 Dec 2020 12:04 in response to BubbleWitch22

Update; had an ultrasound on the lump. It is definately a lymph node. The technician doing it said she is 99% sure its nothing... that help put my mind at rest, though it still bugs me that its there.

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

14 Dec 2020 12:43 in response to shoobeedo

Have you had an update since?

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

14 Dec 2020 12:52 in response to mscoop86

No, that was my diagnosis I believe... technician said she thought it was probably fine, and I was sent on my way!

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

14 Dec 2020 13:19 in response to shoobeedo

Oh ok, thanks for the reply.

Do you still have it there? Curious to know if they can appear hard and small and be harmless. I have one behind my left ear, with my nail is feels very small, almost like a hard piece of vein

Many thanks

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

17 Mar 2021 00:56 in response to BubbleWitch22

Hi, just wondering if you ever went to GP as I have the exact same thing, a large hard lump (like a smal ball) behind my right ear and then a smaller one growing on the back of my head neither move and hurt to press. I've also noticed some hair loss/hair thinning, not sure if that's something you noticed as well?!

I don't think they're any serious but curious as mine have been there for over a year.

thanks!

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

17 Mar 2021 05:08 in response to dancer2020

Yes I went back a few months ago and the GP felt the lumps and said they didn't feel sinister so nothing was done. With time they have shrunk back down so I stopped worrying about them. 
If they're not huge I wouldn't worry personally but you can always make an appointment with your GP to put your mind at ease. Better be safe than sorry is what I think! 

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

31 Mar 2021 08:57 in response to BubbleWitch22

Hi. I have had a hard lump behind my left year, a round 2cm immovable lymph node, for more than 15 years. I had it seen when I first noticed it age 23 and they told me not to worry. It has grown very slightly in the last 15 years (maybe from 1.5 to 2 cm). It does not hurt and has not caused me any problem.

I hope this helps reassure folks!

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

3 Sep 2021 12:46 in response to shoobeedo

Hi! I was just wondering if you still had this? Because I have found one behind my right ear it feels squidgey a little bit but hard if I press it and feels like it's along my bone/ part of my bone. It doesn't hurt or anything and I don't have no other obvious symptoms so I'm just wondering if this could be the same thing? It's probably less than a cm in size but feels a little bit pea shaped. If you could get back to me that'll be amazing as I'm such an anxious person for when it comes to lumps and bumps. 
 

Tia, xx

Hard, immovable lymph node behind ear

3 Sep 2021 15:08 in response to shoobeedo

Hi I was just wondering if you still had this? I've a small lump behind my ear. It's squishy when I touch it but if I push hard on it, it feels hard like it's a part of my bone? It's about 1cm or less in size and it's circular almost like a tiny pea. Was  this similar to yours ? I don't have any other symptoms so probably nothing to worry about but I'm going to get it to checked to put my mind at rest and be on the safe side of things. To me it moves with the bone and muscle of my skull. 
id love to hear something back from anyone. Thank you xx