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15 Aug 2006

Lump behind left ear on the bone/gland?
My 17yr old son has developed a lump behind the left ear on the bone.It can move a little which to me,means it is not bone.but perhaps a gland.It had been there about aweek.I wanted to see if it would go on its own without antibiotics but the following week he developed the flu so took him to the GP for the lump aswell.Which was last Monday 8th August.Cold was more across the eyes.GP says it is a swollen gland.It is not very hard about the size of your thumb nail.The Dr gave him anti-biotics because he said my son had tonsilities,but my sons said was strange because his throat was not sore.He finished them on Saturday and the lump is still behind the ear.When the DR gave him the pills it was alittle bigger but not much.The lump has been there for about 3weeks now.This morning my son said he did not feel well again.(fluy again) I have had a sore thraot since the weekend so we could be reinfecting eachother.The DR says keep an eye on the lump.Should I take him to an ENT or back to the GP or wait alittle longer.Or how do we treat this lump.Advise ,please.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Mom of 3
Any lump that does not go away needs a biopsy - it could just be a blocked fat gland, or his lymph gland that is swollen. Let your GP have a look and refer him if needed.
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