An ear lump can appear anywhere on the ear. This is a localized swelling that can appear as a bump, nodule, tumor or cyst. The lumps are caused by different conditions and can either be painful or painless, soft or firm, small or big and single or multiple.
Most of the time lumps near the ear or behind the ear are harmless. They may need medication in case it’s an infection, but they are rarely life-threatening.
Causes of lumps may include: