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swollen lymph node behind jaw under ear

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Multiple causes:: Enlarged lymph nodes can be associated with infection, inflammation, or sometimes cancer. To be safe, you should see your primary care physician for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Watch and wait: There is no need to worry. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not at this time.: Lymph nodes can enlarge in response to inflammation or infection. If the nodes enlarge significantly and don't reduce back down in size - would have ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Blocked tube: Your eustachian tube is blocked, either by the mass effect of the node or something else. If this persists or gets worse, get it seen.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
34 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: You need to rule out dental abcess(infection) 1st. If the dentist feels it's not tooth related then he can refer you to ENT specialist for eval : )
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Dental infection: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Very common for the symptoms you described. Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be: Let your pediatrician know to be sure not an infection.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probable parotid: Lymph nodes representing primary or metastatic disease when noted in the cervical region usually appear in jugular chain anteriorly or less common ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Lymphadenopathy: It would not be unreasonable for this boy to have swollen lymph nodes on the side of an injury, abrasion, or other inflammation. I see no reason to su ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have blood test (CBC, EBV,CMV) to find the cause, so be treated.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee answered
32 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly.: It's possible to have swollen lymph nodes as part of a cold or other upper respiratory infection. You could consider waiting until the cold gets bett ... Read More
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