What Causes Lump In Front Of Ear?
Lump in front of ear can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose lump in front of ear, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "lump in front of ear" as a symptom. For example, mercury toxicity.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor bodily coordination
being easily excitable
gums that bleed easily
heavily coated tongue
unexplained missed periods
regular sore throats
major joint pain/swelling/stiffness
... and more than 30 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of lump in front of ear.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
IN FRONT OF EARS: Do you have any swollen or tender lymph nodes here?
→ Don't know
→ Yes, swollen but not tender
→ Yes, tender but not swollen
→ Yes, swollen and tender
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no preauricular node problems or preauricular node problems, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)
. Swollen lymph nodes in front of the ear, under the jaw, and back of the neck are a possible symptom of mercury toxicity.