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I have knots on the back neck and two behind my ears what could be causing these?

I have knots on the back neck and two behind my ears what could be causing these?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are the local "battlefields" of the immune system. They are small nodules under the skin all over our bodies which provide a filter where bacteria and virus meet the immune system and can be dealt with more effectively.When you have an infection of any sort, the lymph nodes nearest the area get tender and swollen. There are sets behind the ear and behind the neck. See an md to be sure. ...Read more

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I recently acquired small bumps behind the back of my ears and the sides and back of my neck. What could this be?

I recently acquired small bumps behind the back of my ears and the sides and back of my neck. What could this be?

Needs evaluation: These bumps maybe an infection, but could also be a sign of a cancer. You should see a physician to follow these bumps and arrange a biopsy if you need it. ...Read more

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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...Read more

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I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

Allergy?: Could be an allergy to something you applied to those areas of skin, or to something you ate or inhaled, or to a medication, or to a new detergent or fabric softener. Many times the cause is difficult to find. Try a long-acting antihistamine like allegra; if that doesn't work, let your doctor or a dermatologist examine you. ...Read more

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I have painful tension headaches starting at the back of my head near my neck. What could possibly be the cause of that?

I have painful tension headaches starting at the back of my head near my neck. What could possibly be the cause of that?

You said it: The most common cause of tension headache is--tension. If you have no neurologic symptoms and your neck is sore / stiff this is the most likely diagnosis. How is your emotional state? How well do you deal with stress? But if neurologic symptoms besides pain are present, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this.Have you used any cream or ointment.See your doctor or a dermatologist it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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I have burning sores on the back left side of my scalp along with headache and stiff neck what could be the cause?

I have burning sores on the back left side of my scalp along  with headache and stiff neck what could be the cause?

Headache/stiff nexk: You will need an evaluation by a physician and not knowing other details (e.g. How quickly symptoms are progressing, presence of fever, other infectious manifestations) would recommend this be done asap to consider meningitis. ...Read more

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I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

I have painful swollen lymph nodes in the back of my neck and a clicking in my throat when I swallow. Could they be related and what could cause this?

Tender lymphnodes: If you have enlarged and tender lymph nodes, it is likely an infection. Since you have not disclosed your age or any medical history we can't provide you with a useful response. I assume you are very young in which case I recooemnd you discuss this with your parents and you will likely need to see a doctor to treat a possible infection. In back of neck, its likely cysts. ...Read more

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Recently I have been experiencing sharp pains in back of my head by the ear on the right side and to the back, they come and go, what could be causing ?

TMD: Its possible you may have a tmd disorder which is related to the way your teeth come together . If you clench and/or grind your teeth this may aggragravte it. ...Read more

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The back of my ears hurt when i open my jaw. What could be the cause?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline ?

I have two bumps on the right side of my neck and they hurt when you touch them and I also have one behind my ear and on the back of my neck near my hairline ?

Probably lymph nodes: The lymph nodes on the side of the neck can get swollen and tender if you have any type of throat inflammation or infection. The lymph nodes behind the ear usually can get inflamed when you have a cut her a break in your skin and your scalp but they also can get inflamed if you have a viral infection. ...Read more

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I have noticed around 40 moles on my back and trunk suddenly. What could be the cause?

I have noticed around 40 moles on my back and trunk suddenly. What could be the cause?

It would: be very unusual for multiple moles to appear quickly. Best bet is to see a dermatologist for a comprehensive skin check. ...Read more

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I have been having on and off pain/fullness on my left ear and a dull pain on my left throat/neck. What could be causing these pain? Thank you...

I have been having on and off pain/fullness on my left ear and a dull pain on my left throat/neck. What could be causing these pain? Thank you...

Ear and throat: Pain in the ear and throat can radiate to each other -meaning throat pain can feel as if it is in ear and ear pain can feel as if it is throat pain. You may have an infection with fluid in the ear creating the fullness sensation. Try a decongestant and if you have fever, see an M.D. ...Read more

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I constantly get headaches, they are up the back of my neck and in my lower head. Should I be concerned?

I constantly get headaches, they are up the back of my neck and in my lower head. Should I be concerned?

See your physician: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia), migraine, or other neurological condition. Keep a log of the timing, duration, location, and severity of these episodes and take the log with you to your primary care physician, who may/may not refer you to a neurologist. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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What might be causing this pain in my ear and down my neck?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more