A 47-year-old female asked:
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half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. blood work came back normal.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: You need to talk to your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than a couple of weeks. I am concerned about the stiff neck which may signal meningitis. Blood tests do not detect all infections especially those in isolated areas.
Answered on Jun 5, 2016

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