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A 32-year-old female asked:
Swollen lymph nodes but no infection doc says, on amtrymitline for headaches, but what is hard lump behind jaw under ear if i have no infection?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Lymph node: You probably have a lymph nose on the mastoid process. A bony part behind the ear. Have an ENT look at it. They will sort the problem out. Good luck!
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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.
4.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 15, 2016
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