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Medical Strange lump o.O

  1. Dec 18, 2009 #1
    When I was like 10, a painful lumb developed in my ear lob... and it grew quite a bit (not to bad). It hurt for a few months and the suddenly stopped hurting.
    Never told anyone, but it stayed there, for six years and SLOWLY shrank....
    Now I am 16 and it is growing again and it hurts once more... Any idea what it is?
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  3. Dec 18, 2009 #2
    More then likely a cyst. You should go to your Doctor and have them look at it.
  4. Dec 18, 2009 #3


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    If this were "Who wants to be a millionaire", phoning a friend would be a better option than polling the audience - provided the friend you phoned were a doctor's office to make an appointment.

    Detective John Kimble: I have a headache.
    Lowell: It might be a tumor.
    Detective John Kimble: It's not a tumor!
  5. Dec 18, 2009 #4


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    Probably a sebaceaeous cyst.

    Unproblematic to remove.
  6. Dec 18, 2009 #5


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    You'll need to have it looked at by a doctor. Hope all turns out well.
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