What does it mean if you can feel a lump on the right side of your skull above your ear?
If it is new, any new lump anywhere on your body should be
discussed with your doctor.
If it is painful or soft, it could be anything from a tumor to
an ingrown hair. If you have been in a car accident and had glass
cuts on your head, it is possible to have pieces of glass work it's
way back to the surface of the skin even years later.
If it is hard, does not move then you press on it, and feels
like part of the skull, it probably is part of the skull. The human
skull is made up of several different bones which are rarely
perfectly smooth. Where those bones grew together in your childhood
can cause irregularities on the surface of the skull, some of which
can be felt through the skin.
I have had a lump above my ear for a week. At 1st it was not
painful and flesh colour, after a few days it became a little
painful and reddish. I went to my GP today and found that it is an
impetigo, a benign infection of the skin that is not harmful but
can't usually clear on its own and can spread to other parts of the
body or to others. The GP has prescribed me an antibiotic cream and
he reckons the lump will be gone in 3 days. In any case , get lumps
checked out as you can't really get a diagnosis unless an expert
looks at it
Hope this helped a bit.
ANSWER: Sometimes, it can mean you have swollen lymph nodes. I
do. Don't panic, just talk to your physician.