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What can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

A few things: Generally speaking, infection or inflammation cause swollen lymph nodes. In response to an infection, the lymph nodes increase production of immune cells to fight the infection, increasing their size and creating some tenderness in the process. Some certain types of cancers can also cause similar swelling. Simple blood tests can evaluate these possibilities, but the vast majority are not cancer. ...Read more

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Doc said I have viral pharyngitis can this cause swollen lymph node near ear to burn? Sometimes the node is.In flamed and sonetimes not.

Doc said I have viral pharyngitis can this cause swollen lymph node near ear to burn? Sometimes the node is.In flamed and sonetimes not.

Yes: Our lymphatic system helps to drain infectious material and waste from different areas of the body. A lymph node can become enlarged & sore when this occurs. Here is a good site to learn more about the lymph nodes in that area & what they drain: http://quizlet.Com/324818/neck-and-lymph-nodes-flash-cards/. ...Read more

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Can chikenpox cause a swollen lymph node behind ear?

Can chikenpox cause a swollen lymph node behind ear?

Yes: If there are pox on the face and head, lymph nodes behind ears will get swollen as they fight the infection. Watch for a tender node, red overlying a node, as they can require antibiotics in a complicating infection. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the cause of the swollen lymph node at the back of my ear?

Can you tell me what is the cause of the swollen lymph node at the back of my ear?

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

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What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

Ear problem: If you have any trauma/cut/irritation/infection/inflammation around that ear- perhaps around the ear lobe, ear canals- you can have enlargement of the lymph node behind the ear. Systemic dusease like viral infection can also cause swollen lymph gland on the area. ...Read more

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Can a sew in weave cause you to have a swollen lymph node behind ear.

Can a sew in weave cause you to have a swollen lymph node behind ear.

Yes: Lymph nodes can enlarge to inflammation, infection and even cancer in the near vicinity. A sew in weave can cause an immune response, thus leading to lymph node swelling. If you have any signs or symptoms of infection such as fever or redness, pain and swelling at the weave site you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node in my neck right below my ear is it cause for concern?

I have a swollen lymph node in my neck right below my ear is it cause for concern?

Get it checked: several possibilities....see an ENT ....could be the result of a long standing infection, could be one of your posterior molar teeth has abscessed ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and i've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what i know. Can this cause this to happen?

I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and i've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what i know. Can this cause this to happen?

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

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I have what i think is a swollen lymph node in front of my ear where my jaw connects. what could be the cause of it? and should i go to a doctor?

I have what i think is a swollen lymph node in front of my ear where my jaw connects. what could be the cause of it? and should i go to a doctor?

Probable parotid: Lymph nodes representing primary or metastatic disease when noted in the cervical region usually appear in jugular chain anteriorly or less commonly in the posterior triangle. A primary arises from oral cavity or thyroid A lesion in the preauricluar region is parotidglmost frequently. Any surgeon performing H&N or parotid surgery can define your lesion. ...Read more

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Could a slightly swollen lymph node at the base of the ear be caused by mild acne in the area, or by a lip that I keep biting on accident? Worried.

Could a slightly swollen lymph node at the base of the ear be caused by mild acne in the area, or by a lip that I keep biting on accident? Worried.

Yes: More like the facial acne than a mass on lips resulting from habitual biting of the lip. No need to worry. You might need to have the acne treated though. ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head , can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head , can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower  skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node. Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have swollen lymph node and ear fullness?

Should I be concerned if I have swollen lymph node and ear fullness?

Yes.: I would not try to geuss what this could be, but it should definitely be checked out. It could be an infection that has spread, like a middle ear infection, or it could be an infection somewhere else in the head and neck area. It seems fairly advanced so it would be wise to see your doctor as soon as you can to find out what this is. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned with a hard, swollen lymph node and ear fullness?

Should I be concerned with a hard, swollen lymph node and ear fullness?

Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph glands can be due to many different things: infections (bacterial, viral, tubercular, fungal), inflammation (lupus, sarcoidosis, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.), and cancer (lymphoma and others) being the most common. The only way to make a proper diagnosis is to see a doctor and determine whether or not a biopsy is appropriate. ...Read more