A 57-year-old female asked:
i have swollen lymph nodes in front of the ears and down the jaw. i also have a big lump on the cranium bottom left side. what can it be?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor.
5522 viewsReviewed Mar 14, 2019
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Lymph nodes: Please see a head and neck surgeon soon.
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Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
3833 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 37-year-old member asked:
What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Parotid nodes: The major sites of node involvement in the H&N area are related to the jugular nodes. If not of primary lymphomatous origin the nodes are metastatic usually from thyroid or oral squamous lesions metastatic to neck. In the area between ear and jaw the parotid is a major structure with multiple nodes either metastatic from cutaneous regions or from a primary parotid lesion. Bx may be needed.
2962 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 23-year-old male asked:
How do I treat swollen lymph nodes. Jaw area, right below the ears.
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Find the cause!: The most important thing is to figure out WHY you have enlarged lymph nodes...is there an infection somewhere? A dental problem? Something more serious? If it's been just a week or two and they're not enlarging with time, you're probably ok to watch them for a while. But if they persist beyond a month, grow, or are hard or fixed, you should be seen sooner than later to discuss next steps.
181 viewsReviewed May 6, 2019
Last updated Mar 14, 2019
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