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Hard lump under skin

I'm wondering if someone could PLEASE help me.

Basically almost exactly one year ago I had this benign tumour in my left ear that destroyed my hearing.

Now. Today I somehow find this strange lump under my skin on the front of my ear.



(Circle represents lump) It hurts a bit but also feels numb as well, It doesn't move. My mum can feel it as well but she hasn't gave me any advice or help.


If you can't be bothered reading all that (I don't blame you)

1.Lump under my skin.
2.Hard,Doesn't move slightly painful.
3.Previous problems in the past.


THANKS VERY MUCH!!
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Considering your past history, I'd suggest that you talk to a doctor about it, but it could be nothing.
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Agree with gilt. Have it looked at by a doctor.
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Agree with gilt. Have it looked at by a doctor.
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Considering your past history, I'd suggest that you talk to a doctor about it, but it could be nothing.
Ok thanks, I have to see my ENT Doctor every month so I'll bring it up then. Thanks
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I would go to the doctor to make sure - if it is anything, catch it early.
On the fllip side, it could by cystic acne. I have had those.

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I would go to the doctor to make sure - if it is anything, catch it early.
On the fllip side, it could by cystic acne. I have had those.
Woaaaaah that Cystic Acne on Google Image's looks scary. I'm pretty sure I don't have that lol

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Woaaaaah that Cystic Acne on Google Image's looks scary. I'm pretty sure I don't have that lol

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It's not quite that bad - a bit painful for a while, then the swelling goes down completely. It's just a pimple trying to break the skin.

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I would go to the doctor to make sure - if it is anything, catch it early.
On the fllip side, it could by cystic acne. I have had those.
That what it seems like to me. Does your bump feel hard but a little tender in the center?

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That what it seems like to me. Does your bump feel hard but a little tender in the center?
It feels like a small pebble
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It feels like a small pebble
It definitely sounds like a cyst. But if you had a tumor removed, do you have regular appointments with an oncologist? You can never be too sure.

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What was the benign tumor that you had previously? (it is okay if you don't want to answer).
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It definitely sounds like a cyst. But if you had a tumor removed, do you have regular appointments with an oncologist? You can never be too sure.
I don't see an oncologist the tumour was not cancerous thankfully It was called a cholesteatoma.
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There is still some debate as to whether a cholestestoma is a tumor or not. It typically does not present as a lump in front of the ear so a recurrence is less likely which should be reassuring.
There are a lot of benign causes like a cyst, a skin condition, a parotid gland lesion, a reactive lymph node. Seeing the ent doc is a good idea.
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There is still some debate as to whether a cholestestoma is a tumor or not. It typically does not present as a lump in front of the ear so a recurrence is less likely which should be reassuring.
There are a lot of benign causes like a cyst, a skin condition, a parotid gland lesion, a reactive lymph node. Seeing the ent doc is a good idea.
Yeah, I've seen my ENT Doctor every month for the past year to monitor my ear.

I'll hang on and let my Doctor examine it.

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I've just had blood discharge.
As soon as my mum gets back She is taking me to the doctors.
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That sounds like a good idea. I hope it turns out fine.
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I'm fairly sure cysts move. Some tumours move as well (and some don't). I hope they figure out what's up so you can fast forward to treatment!
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Go see a doctor, young fella. I'm sure it's harmless but if ya see a doctor you'll know for sure.

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It could be a Giant Comedone, it's this gross dark thing under the skin, harmless

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