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Are There Glands In The Back Of Your Head
My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?
Don't: It should resolve on its own, however may take months. If it does not, or if it is getting bigger, or you are getting more of them, or it is larger than 1cm, get to your doctor asap. ...Read more
For years the back of my head will swell & fill with fluid within seconds. Very painful. Are the sinus glands leaking and how can this be stopped?
No connection: The sinuses are air pockets inside the facial bones. They are connected with the air passages of the nostrils. From time to time, due to allergies or disease, the lining of the sinuses drain excessive fluid into the nose or back of the throat. The sinuses are not connected to the back of the head. If sinus discharge is bothersome, an ENT specialist could look inside and diagnose the cause. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and my pituitary glands hurt all the time. Yesterday=bad all day. Can't even touch the back of my head now. What is wrong?
Doubt pituitary: You have headaches. Hopefully your hypothyroidism is being adequately treated. Why do you think this is from your pituitary? A pituitary headache is relatively unusual, and usually is associated with a relatively large tumor. See your doctor about the cause of your headaches. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.
See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more
Get a doctor to exam: You need to be examined by a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. This can be done by an ENT doctor or a general physician. If they suspect cancer a biopsy of the lymph node is done to make a proper diagnosis. But swollen lymph glands can also be due to infection in which case an ENT doctor can treat you with antibiotics. ...Read more
I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head. My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.
I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when I turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?
SIDE OF HEAD: SIDE OF JUST ABOVE AND BEHIND THE EAR ...Read more
I had a sudden pain in the top of my head, that sent a numbing pain through left side of my face, follwed by wollen glands back of head, neck and ear?
Evaluation: You need evaluation by physician to rule out infection or treat it. ...Read more
My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.
Bug bites? Shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more
Infection healed, lymph nodes increasing?! I had 3 swollen in underarm and now 1 in other arm. Behind back of my head, have 2 bumps and swollen gland?
Go back to doc: To be certain everything is ok. May still be clearing but be certain you are fine. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: They may be related. A dermatologist can biopsy the nevus. That may provide the answer. ...Read more
Whole body aches have dry cough and sore glands in neck and back of head and do not have appetite and I feel tired.
I think I have a Dysplastic Nevi in my head but I also have swollen glands (painless) on back of head can it be related if it is its dangerous?
See your doctor:
IT can be related but more than likely its not. It not always the size of the lymph node but its more the quality. IS it hard to touch, is it mobile, is it growing?
Go see dermatologist and you'll have more definitive answer ...Read more
I have a pineal gland cyst. Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?
Pineal cysts: Pineal cysts are incidental findings and have a benign natural history. Natural history studies show that these cysts do not grow. An aneurysm is an outpouching on the wall of an arterial wall. An MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screening test to exclude an aneurysm. Tension migraines often arise from tense neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Swoll salivary gland lft side, swoll lymph nodes both sides. Ct scan clear. Jaw pain, headaches back of head when off antibiot. What could it be?
Vague: Hard to say without a thorough exam, history and some testing. See a Dr. Asap ...Read more
Glands in the back of my neck, under my jaw, behind my ear, in my arm pit and in my groin all on right side an have been enlarged for over a year. Why
Get them checked: Swollen lymph nodes can be related to an infection and can be enlarged in certain areas of our body, such as the groin and arm pits normally. They are here to defend the body from infections. But, you should have them checked if it has been a year to rule out other causes of lymph node enlargement. Lymphoma is unlikely in the absence of other systemic symptoms such as fever and weight loss. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland j=on the left side of my face just below the back of my jaw. How do I treat this? Ice or heat?
Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?
Swollen Gland: Under jaw, if it has occurred in conjunction with your tooth extraction it may just be an inflammatory lymph node. However, if it is still tender and especially if it is growing, I would see my doctor about a referral to an ENT. ...Read more
A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
MY WIFE HAS A SWALLON GLAND BEHIND HER FOR 3 WEEKS NOW. IT IS SOFT AND MOVES. SHE HAD AN EAR INFECTION BACK IN FEB.
20 month old healthy back of neck rt side below ear found a lump dr felt it and said it was a normal gland. Should I get a second opinion?
Lymph glands in neck: There is likely never a week gone by in decades, without some worried parent or relative bringing me an infant or older kid with lumps in the neck that are healthy reactive lymph nodes. There are probably a dozen or more located in the neck that remain pea sized until stimulated by bug bites, drainage or a rash. They enlarge for wks then shrink back to resting size. Recheck if large >4wks. ...Read more
My daughter came home yesterday with some knots on the back of her right ear and I was wondering what they are her gland is swelled in her neck too?
I have a headache, sometimes in the back of my neck. Only my right gland is very large and my right ear aches. What is this?
Workup: No one can answer this on line you need to be examined and may need some tests and x-rays. The best doctor to start with is a ENT specialist. As your primary health care provider for a referral. ...Read more
My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?
I have a tiny little white bump in the back of my mouth as well as a swollen gland in my neck that is pretty painful both of which are on the right?
Viral infection: You have a viral infection of your throat with involvement of a nearby lymph gland. ...Read more
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