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swollen gland under left ear

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Have him checked. Most likely, it is a normal post-auricular (behind ear) lymph node that has become inflamed. However, if it is larger than 2 cm, r ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hawley
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Swollen gland: If it has been there for more than 3 months, it should be biopsied. Some infections can also cause prolonged swelling in the gland. If in doubt, see ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Since you had blood tests, you likely saw a doctor and it would be prudent t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Inflammation : Infection or more. This is something deep, affecting your ear and eye. This cannot wait, you need to see a doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be checked: It sounds like infection and you should be examined and managed as needed to help you get better. All the best.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Neck nodes (glands): Enlarged can be viral throat infections, dental problems, and indeed cancer of the oro/oro-pharynx or lymphoma. Many go to the clnic, get anti-biotic ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Nothing good!!: This could be a bad infection and it is in a very sensitive area that could spread and cause some real trouble so go see a doctor now. i wouldn't wait ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
You need to be treat: You need to consult your doctor if you have not already done and with proper treatment you will recover.So follow the directions of your doctor.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor f ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed , or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
55 years experience in Hematology
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy.
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Get a medical check: If you have a knot under the eye, it needs to be examined by your doctor who can then make a proper diagnosis and advise you about treatment. It is no ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsillitis.: You may have Tonsillitis., however it could be either bacterial or viral and treatment may be different depending on that . The swollen neck glands ar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See an OB/GYN: Can't diagnose this without a history, exam, and possible testing. You should be seen by a gynecologist or family doctor and evaluated.
A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Whenever you has swelling lymph nodes you think this way. 1-the node large because there is disease in them. (cancer) 2_the lymph swell because rea ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Needs to be examined: given your description, likely to be inflamed/infected structure in your groin area or below, but better be seen, in the interim use warm compresses a ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Charles Greenberg
44 years experience in General Practice
Maybe: Could be a lymph node infection in tissue or pone or a problem with salivary gland r parotid gland. Requires careful exam by a md.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: all unresloved infections over time could either drain or evolve or both. Infections with third molars could drain inferiorly to the lymph nodes, o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ear infection: These could be symptoms of a middle ear infection. This is usually due to a virus such as a cold or flu. If the cold goes away but the ear ache is sti ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possible infection: Swelling of ear lobe could be related to an infection with resulting lymph node enlargement. Medical eval should be able to clarify issue. Take care.
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A male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
First, you will: need to make sure your doctor agrees that these are swollen lymph nodes and not some other kind of mass/bump. Infections or lesions from around the ey ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: Sounds like tonsillitis. It is common to have referred pain to your ear caused by the throat pain. You should see a physician and get checked for st ... Read More
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