Re: Small, hard lump below left ear
my boyfriend has a lump on his back
its quite large, its also quite soft, but its painless.
he went to see the doctor who said it was a lipoma
(soft fatty tissue which was painless)
its a tumour that is not cancerous but can turn..
what he did say is that if it was to go hard, or to become painful then there may be a problem (may have turned)
since you say his is hard and painful, id definately get into the doctors, if even for peace of mind.