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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

What could cause a swollen jaw and ear tissue or gland?

Varied: Many. Could be tooth problem, jaw joint problem, muscles in pain around TMJ. Bruxism, parotid gland problem.. I would start with an oral surgeon to diagnose/make recommendations. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Possibly: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) can be associated with diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes, including those behind the ears. Other systemic symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen gland in my throat. Which one would be the one that affects the ear and what can cause this?

I think I have a swollen gland in my throat. Which one would be the one that affects the ear and what can cause this?

Swollen glands: Does not effect the ears but the virus or bacteria in the throat can inflame the eustachian tube and causes blockage. These blockages affects your ears. ...Read more

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Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Would a perforated ear drum cause a swollen gland under the jaw?

Infection: Of the ear would cause both.
It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more

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Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Likely infection: Pain such as the one you are reporting can occur by a nearby infection such as sinusitis, sore throat, skin infection etc. If such complaints are experienced then one should definitely see their physician to be worked up the various causes. ...Read more

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I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

I have sore swollen gland underneath the ear, cheek swollen inside mouth and bad taste in the mouth. What would cause this? Dentist or dr. Problem?

Parotitis: Parotitis is an inflammation of the parotid gland, which is a salivary gland on the side of the face just in front of and under the ear. Given the associated bad taste, I suspect you may have a bacterial infection of that gland and a course of antibiotics is recommended. You can see your primary care physician for this problem. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymp node or gland repeating upper neck my doc said its nothing cause did CT scan 2 yrs ago, also same time popping ears for last 2mnth went to ENT told me allergies need another opinio?

I have swollen lymp node or gland repeating upper neck my doc said its nothing cause did CT scan 2 yrs ago, also same time popping ears for last 2mnth went to ENT told me allergies need another opinio?

If it will enhance: Your peace of mind, then yes, a second opinion is always a good idea. Suggest starting with a general internal medicine doc to consult. Bring in the medical records, imaging and schedule specifically for a consult to review your case. If you give lab and radiology data, as well as a focused history of these issues, your consulting doc should be well equips to render an opinion. Please read comment ...Read more

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Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue?

Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue?

Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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I recently had my ears cleaned in bangkok at a salon. Could this be the cause of a now swollan gland under my right ear? No pain but hurts if I press

I recently had my ears cleaned in bangkok at a salon. Could this be the cause of a now swollan gland under my right ear? No pain but hurts if I press

I would like to: Know the qualifications of a salon ear cleaner...You may have "bankok salon ear cleaner syndrome"! it's probably infected. If you are back in civilization, please see a qualifie health care provider this time. ...Read more

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Had a root canal 2 mos ago and still have residual infection. I was told abx are not needed. Could this cause my glands to be swollen and ear to hurt?

Had a root canal 2 mos ago and still have residual infection. I was told abx are not needed. Could this cause my glands to be swollen and ear to hurt?

Possible: If there is residual infection, there can be pain that radiates to the ear. Infections in the mouth and face can also cause the adjacent tissue and lymph nodes to swell. Have your doctor evaluate you for an infection asap. ...Read more

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Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Suspect Viral headco: Your symptoms are like a virus infection causing you to have what is called Common head Cold.
This is a common illness that affects all of us once or twice a year. Sometimes it can be Flu, which is more severe. For treatment, take lots of warm liquids (soups, tea, coffee) and take a decongestant medication. Paracetamol pills will help to relieve the symptoms which may last 3-5 days, then go away. ...Read more

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The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days, seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a permanently (last 8 years) swollen gland behind one ear which feels hard to the touch. Do I need to get it looked at?

I have a permanently (last 8 years) swollen gland behind one ear which feels hard to the touch. Do I need to get it looked at?

Yes, it could be: Lymph node, cyst, infection, or even tumor. A doctor should look at it. I doubt that it is anything serious if it has been there for 8 years and never caused any problems, but you never know. ...Read more

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My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: The symptom of pain is a good reason to see your doctor. There might be an ear infection that needs treatment or it could be a viral illness. In any case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, my ears are in pain, my glands feel swollen and it hurts when I try and swallow. (I'm in Australia) anything I can take or do?

Hi, my ears are in pain, my glands feel swollen and it hurts when I try and swallow. (I'm in Australia) anything I can take or do?

Over the counter: If it is viral it will get better on its own with over the counter medications for the discomfort and throat sprays plus time. If it is bacterial (strep throat ex), then you will need antibiotics. If not better in a few days on its own, see MD to have strep ruled out. ...Read more

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She's had a swollen gland under ear for months, ultrasound tech said all her glands look swollen. Hasn't been sick for over a year. What could this be?

She's had a swollen gland under ear for months, ultrasound tech said all her glands look swollen. Hasn't been sick for over a year. What could this be?

Pediatrician: Do not only listen to the ultrasound tech, take the child to her pediatrician (or whatever doctor ordered the ultrasound) to help sort out what the ultrasound shows and what it could be. She might require further testing. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland on one side of my neck that is bigger then the other side and the ones behind my ears are swollen been taking med for about a w?

I have a swollen gland on one side of my neck that is bigger then the other side and the ones behind my ears are swollen been taking med for about a w?

Lymph nodes: Hello, if the swollen lymph node in your neck fails to improve or completely resolve after your antibiotic, I would recommend you follow up for a re-evaluation by your doctor. A complete work up may be in order. ...Read more

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Getting pain underneath my ears that goes and comes for approximately 1 month. The Left side gland is swollen. Also, underneath my tongue is very sens?

Getting pain underneath my ears that goes and comes for approximately 1 month. The Left side gland is swollen. Also, underneath my tongue is very sens?

One month: So obviously this is not a transient problem. Important that you see both a Dentist or Oral Surgeon and a Physician or ENT to evaluate what may be the same problem, or two concurrent but unrelated problems. ...Read more

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Ear pain and swollen glands under chin?

Ear pain and swollen glands under chin?

Be checked: It sounds like infection and you should be examined and managed as needed to help you get better. All the best. ...Read more

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Hurts when I swallow feels like glands are swollen, when I swallow it also hurts into ear?

Swelling: Includes the eustachian tubes on the inside and/or the lymphatic chain that runs in front of the ear on the outside. Tylenol (acetaminophen) / warm compresses / fluids / rest. See md if worsening or not improving in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. Only on one side, and only slightly swollen.?

Hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. Only on one side, and only slightly swollen.?

Ans: Possibly a lymph node. Once inflamed takes several months to resolve. Keep an eye on and see if it is getting small. If gets larger or does not go away in 6 to 8 mo. See your doctor ...Read more