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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity. It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, I would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. Read more

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I found a lump on the upper side of my left neck. No pain. But now have started experiencing sever left ear pain.

I found a lump on the upper side of my left neck. No pain. But now have started experiencing sever left ear pain.

Visit Doctor: This lump might be a lymph node, which tends to swell when a source of infection is near--in this case it might be your ear and its pain. However, if anything else, lumps are usually not good to own, and should be evaluated by a doctor. Read more

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How can I make a pain go away that I have on the right side of my neck. I have a lump since yesterday and ear pain?

How can I make a pain go away that I have on the right side of my neck. I have a lump since yesterday and ear pain?

Lump: It depends where on the neck the lump is. Sometimes its a salivary gland or a lymph nose. Start with warm compresses several times a day and ibuprofen, but if its red or you have a fever you need to check it out Read more

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Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Sinus infection?: Putting those snippets together would make me think you'd have a sinus infection. The lump could be a reactive lymph node. With that, you should see your doctor as an antibiotics might be needed. Read more

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Pea size lumps on my neck, groin, and armpit, jaw and 2 behind my ear and also ear pain and sore throat and I had sex with this guy 3 months ago..

Pea size lumps on my neck, groin, and armpit, jaw and 2 behind my ear and also ear pain and sore throat and I had sex with this guy 3 months ago..

See doctor, get: Tested. What you described warrants a more detailed investigation by physical examination and some blood tests. It is prudent that you see a doctor at your earliest. You have acquired a sexually transmitted infection. Read more

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I have throat & ear pain for 3 weeks, no infection. My ultrasound showed "enlarged & heterogeneous thyroid". Does this mean I have nodules or lumps?

I have throat & ear pain for 3 weeks, no infection. My ultrasound showed "enlarged & heterogeneous thyroid". Does this mean I have nodules or lumps?

Enlarged thyroid: If you have an enlarged and heterogeneous thyroid your doctor must refer you to a thyroid specialist. There are different ways to handle this and the Endocrinologist will explain things to you.

Pleae let me know how things go! Read more

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For the past few days I've had difficulty swallowing, a lump in throat sensation, and ear pain, but no sore throat or fever. What could this be?

For the past few days I've had difficulty swallowing, a lump in throat sensation, and ear pain, but no sore throat or fever. What could this be?

Likely a virus: Probably a virus infection of throat or ear. But you may want to have a doctor examine your neck, throat and thyroid. Read more

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I have had a knot behind my right ear and ear pain over a year been to the ENT had normal CT and mri, had tube put in no help also have lump in throat?

Ear pain: Many times its actually a muscular knot back there causing pain and imbalances because of pinched nerves. Try massage therapy and u will be amazed how much better u will feel. Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing neck lump the size of half a ping pong ball after hurting it at gymnastics 3 days ago, but the lump has come up today. She is complaining of pain behind her ear too but no lump and has had a temperature. It hurts to touch?

My Daughter is experiencing neck lump the size of half a ping pong ball after hurting it at gymnastics 3 days ago, but the lump has come up today. She is complaining of pain behind her ear too but no lump and has had a temperature. It hurts to touch?

Medical attention: Possible lymphadenitis due to bacteria infection
Need to see your doctor
Have the doctor do a strep test also, sometimes strep throat can cause this problem.
There are other causes for lymph nodes enlargement
If antibiotics doesn't resolve it then you child need further work up like CBC with manual differential, CMP, LDH.
If there are cat at home get cat scratch disease titer- Bartonella titer Read more