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I have a lump under my left ear year or so. It

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Hello, I have a lump under my left ear for a year or so. It doesn't hurt and it feels like something hard is inside. I don't want to visit a doctor but my girlfriend insisted on having this checked as I am starting to develop a kind of similar thing under
my right ear. I also have photos if you would like to have a look. I would appreciate any advice on what you think these might be and if they need to be removed. Thank you in advance.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please see the photos attached. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
you do need to visit a doctor and get an ultrasound of the area to see what it is.
there are many things it could be
it could be a subcutaenous cyst or a subaceous cyst.
it could be a swollen cyst in the upper parotid salivary gland.
it could be a swollen posterior auricular lymph node.
only after an ultrasound and examination by a doctor will they tell you if it needs to be removed or not.
having been there for a year or so, doesn't sound like it would be cancer
that is good it doesn't hurt.
but you still need to see a doctor to get an ultrasound and exam
let me know if you have questions.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr. David, thank you very much for your advice!

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