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A female asked:

I have a lymph node at the back of my neck i pierced my ears less than a week ago and i am also experiencing a swollen tonsil .?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Probably from ear: If the lymph node in the back of your neck is tender, it may represent the first line of defense of your immune system. The more likely source of the infection is from the pierced ear. Tonsil infection does not produce a lymph node in the back of your neck but in the upper front of the neck. Make sure your pierced ear site is not infected.
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