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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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L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

L-ear pain, feeling of lump in throat on l-side, headache stiff neck&shoulders, jaw pain once in a while pcp said can't feel anything but neck is stiff?

Get evaluated: Neck stiffness associated with infection must always be evaluated immediately. Meningitis from bacterial, viral and fungal causes can occur. ...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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I have a large hard lump under my ear lobe/ jaw accompanied by ear pain/ sore throat. It is very hard and is not movable. Should I be concerned?

I have a large hard lump under my ear lobe/ jaw accompanied by ear pain/ sore throat. It is very hard and is not movable. Should I be concerned?

Swollen lymph node?: If you have an earache and doe throat it may be a swollen lymph node. In any event see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...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

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I am experiencing neck lump or bulge, nasal congestion, cough (quality: chronic cough), ear lump or bulge and mouth lump or bulge.

I am experiencing neck lump or bulge, nasal congestion, cough (quality: chronic cough), ear lump or bulge and mouth lump or bulge.

See below: If you're having cold symptoms, these "bulges" could be swollen lymph nodes from infection. However, if you have that many, I think that warrants a trip to your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?

Reactive node: It sound's like you have a reactive lymph node. This is a lymph node that is doing it's job by enlarging to help get rid of the infections you've been suffering. It should be gone within 4 weeks. If it's not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having a lump in my throat and an earache for the past two days. My throat doesn't hurt, but whenever I swallow, my ear does.?

I've been having a lump in my throat and an earache for the past two days. My throat doesn't hurt, but whenever I swallow, my ear does.?

Cold?: Do you have other symptoms of cold/ sinus issues? It is probably related. Your ear is connected to the inside and commonly when one get sore throat the ear will hurt and burn on inside. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

Refractory Headache: Refractory headache for one month and "oval hard bump on head" is a red flag and visit to your PCP is warranted. Schedule an appointment for consultation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? I have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if I turn my head. I am 21 years old cur

Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? I have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if I turn my head. I am 21 years old cur

What about the lump?: If it is VERY large, more than a good inch across, rock hard, and / or stuck to nearby structures, get it seen. Otherwise, it's probably a lymph node and your friend. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a slight neck lump or bulge. Upper neck close to head. Slight pain for a couple of nights if sleeping in wrong position.?

I am experiencing a slight neck lump or bulge. Upper neck close to head. Slight pain for a couple of nights if sleeping in wrong position.?

The most common: Cause of a neck lump is an enlarged lymph node. Or, in the location you describe, an enlarged or swollen salivary gland. But the fact that it seems to be associated with pain in certain positions makes me wonder if you could just have a muscle strain with some associated inflammation and swelling. I think you can watch this for a few days, but if it persists >1 week, see your Doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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I have head to toe night sweats...Day sweats...A rubbery neck lump...Cough with lump sensation while swallowing. Should I be worried-?

I have head to toe night sweats...Day sweats...A rubbery neck lump...Cough with lump sensation while swallowing. Should I be worried-?

No, but concerned: You need to see your doctor about this. This doesn't sound like it needs to be worked up in an E.R. Unless you are short of breath or can't swallow, etc. Make sure your doctor knows all your symptoms. This should prompt a work up to look for causes of your symptoms. Resist the urge to "consult dr. Google" as this may cause worry. Let your doctor order the right tests to consider making dx. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

See doctor: Could be related to ear or throat infection. Less likely, could be malignancy n tongue or throat. ...Read more