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:
moving white lines across nails
being easily excitable
gums that bleed easily
heavily coated tongue
dark spots on gums
regular sore throats
poor bodily coordination
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
The Analyst™ 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.