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Ear Lymph Node Location
Dr said firm lymph node on neck behind ear doesn't feel movable but hard to tell because of the location. is this normal for location and benign?
I have a hard painless lymph node in front of ear, it has been there for at least 3 weeks, my dr is not worried about it, should i seek another dr?
Probably: Watch it a while longer. Could have drained the infection from the stye & just take a while to resolve. If not gone in another month it should be looked at again ...Read more
Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more
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Very enlarged lymph node under ear for around 6 months. Getting bigger and harder everyday. Sometimes achy. Visible and about size of 2.5 CM diameter.
What are characteristics of lymph node from lymphoma? R they rock hard, not movable?I have a 1 CM node behind ear for 3 months. its movable. worried
I have 1cm lymph node behind ear. movable painless. Been there 3 months. Don't think its grown.If it was lymphoma would it have grown by now? How big?
Biopsy.: An enlarged lymph node can be normal, or it can be a due to cancer. Lymph nodes that enlarge due to an infection (normal) are usually sore. A 1cm lymph node is just on the edge of being too big. The only way to know if it's normal is to ultrasound and/or biopsy it. Lymphomas cause rubbery lymph nodes that often grow, but not always. The lymph node behind your ear is associated with your scalp. ...Read more
My baby's ear has a small hard bump behind it, I would only assume a lymph node, but she is not sick, and it doesn't hurt her when I touch it.
Lymph node: There are often lymph nodes in this area, also the mastoid bone may be prominent. A lymph node should be small, less than1 cm and mobile. Monitor the area and check with your doctor if growing. ...Read more
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