Lymph Nodes In Front Of The Ears

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.

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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
tongue swelling
history of tender muscles
past amalgam filling removal
showers cause fatigue
dark spots on gums
heart racing/palpitations
poor bodily coordination
unexplained missed periods
heavily coated tongue
being an unsocial person
back-of-neck lymph node problems
... 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.

If you indicate recent swollen/painful lymph nodes, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
IN FRONT OF EARS: Do you have any swollen or tender lymph nodes here?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ 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.
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