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Weird lump behind ear...

17 Apr 2018 04:27

I found a lump behind my ear, it's a really odd shape, and recently my ear has been ringing.

i told my mum about it but she just says it's a lymph node, and that is will go away in a week or two. It's been a month, still here, but bigger.

thoughts?

should I try to talk to her?!

Re: Weird lump behind ear...

17 Apr 2018 04:37 in response to SparklyElizabeth

Yes!

Re: Weird lump behind ear...

18 Apr 2018 02:39 in response to rileyroo

My mum is always rude and angry at

me... It's really difficult. UGH

Re: Weird lump behind ear...

18 Apr 2018 17:00 in response to SparklyElizabeth

Hello Elizabeth and thank you for your post.

We would always advise that anyone who has a symptom that does not go away should talk to their doctor about it. It is less likely to be anything serious such as cancer but if it is caused by infection it may need antibiotic treatment. It would be a good idea to talk to your mum again and let her know that the lump has got bigger.

The ear and surrounding tissue is a delicate organ so it would be wise not to irritate it by examining the lump too often.

I am sorry that I cannot be more specific but hope that you can talk to your mum about it and sort out an appointment.

With kind regards,

Mary