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why do i have a swollen lymph node and lump under my right ear

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
37 years experience 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Fluid in ear: It could Eustachian tube dysfunction and may resolve on its own after a few weeks.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Probable folliculiti: You probably have ingrown hair folllicles causes small pimples---the lymph gland is reactive to the skin and not very surprising. This could be helpe ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lymph Node: Subauricular lymph node may become inflamed in response to infection or injury.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
See MD: Swelling of lymph nodes as you are describing requires a medical evaluation. Nodes in more than one place may be a viral infection, but this could a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usual place 4 them: There is a long chain of lumpy ducts & nodes. If u just felt theme they may have been there a long time. They will increase in size with any illness o ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor: If the node is painful, see a doctor . It may need to be operated on.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rowan Paul
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Needs to be evaluate: You may have a chronic infection somewhere in your arm, or it could be more serious like a tumor. OR it may be a reactive lymph node from a previous i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
Get it checked: several possibilities....see an ENT ....could be the result of a long standing infection, could be one of your posterior molar teeth has abscessed
A male asked:
Dr. Scott Schaffer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your doctor: could be infection/inflammation, but you must see a physician for full exam and possible testing
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: YES. Time for a thorough exam and blood work to ascertain why this is happening.
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Medical checkup reco: You need a medical examination to help you find out what all your symptoms are due to. The size of the lymph nodes matters in assessing seriousness of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen lymph nodes: Treatment of your sore throat will help alleviate the pain in your lymph nodes.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Your physician: It might just be a simple case of lymphadenitis which require treatment with antibiotics. Your pcp will refer you to specialist if needed.
A member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Several things: Swollen nodes can be due to injury or infection. However, since you have swollen nodes at distant sites in the body, namely armpit and groin, this rai ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Skin & lymph nodes: Yes, a skin infection can cause swelling in a lymph node nearby. When infection happens on the skin, certain immune system cells go from the skin to ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Most lumps in back are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. If a lesion there were malignant it would drain to axilla and not neck. The lump should be examine ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
See a doc: Could be a number of things like a commone ear ache or more serious. You could have an infection of the bone behind the ear known as the mastoid or ma ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Go to your Doctor: Hard lymph nodes are suspect. They should be checked by your doctor who may consider a biopsy and run other tests to find out the cause. watch and see ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor?: If these have been present for just a few days, a viral infection would be suspected. If they have been present for over 10 days without improving, th ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Absolutely: And do this ASAP before things get much worse. Best.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tinnitus: You may have tinnitus that is causing your tinging ears. Consult your ear doctor. Perhaps he will be able to find a cause for your condition.
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