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Question: Hard Lump Behind Ear with Sporadic Sharp Pain

 Blessed07 - Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:50 am

I am a 25 year old female, with a hard lump about the length of a quarter that is seemingly parallel to my ear and located just inside my hairline. I sought the opinion of a doctor about four years ago, who told me the lump is a common, benign mass formed at birth. Since my diagnosis, I have sporadically experienced a short, sharp pain on the left side of my head and I commonly have flashes in my left eye. Are these symptoms related, and should I seek another opinion? I do not want to cry wolf. Thanks!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:36 pm

User avatar Hi Blessed07,

I think it is most likely that the two are not related. The mass may be a calcification from some prior trauma. If this mass begins to become painful or begins to get bigger it should be evaluated.

The pain and flashes of light sound more like a nerve problem. If they persist or get worse I would recommend you see a neurologist to have this evaluated.

Best wishes.

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