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I have swollen lymh nodess behind my ear and a bad headache?

I have swollen lymh nodess behind my ear and a bad headache?

See a doc: Could be a number of things like a commone ear ache or more serious. You could have an infection of the bone behind the ear known as the mastoid or mastoiditis. This can generally be treated with antibiotics but can be serious. Have you had any fever? You need to see a doctor asap! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I woke up this morning with two lumps behind my ear. They are rock hard and tender to touch. I have also had a bad headache all day. What could it be ?

I woke up this morning with two lumps behind my ear. They are rock hard and tender to touch. I have also had a bad headache all day. What could it be ?

Tender lymph nodes: Could be tender lymph nodes. Usually, it is seen with infection in middle ear or even in the mastoid area. Mastoid are pockets of air cells behind our ears in the scalp. Sometimes with infection in the area, it would cause headaches, fever and other symptoms. So, it may be a simple ear infection or worse, mastoiditis. ...Read more

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Everytime i get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog..I?

Everytime i get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog..I?

Infection: You're probably getting an infection somewhere in the area. Either the scalp or your ear. Next time it happens see an ENT while it is happening. ...Read more

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I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

I have a kinda bad headache on the right side of my head kind of up and behind my right ear. What does it mean and how do I get rid of it?

Occipital headaches: Lesser and greater occipital nerves live in the area of your head where you are describing pain. What frustrates patients is that these nerves can cause pain without any traumatic event. You didn't mention any visual disturbances (blurry, double vision) or other red flags so that a NSAID may be beneficial. Your PCP may have Toradol in house to give you for fairly quick reduction in head symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter has a sore and swollen knot behind her ear and complaining of a bad headache. What could be causing this?

My daughter has a sore and swollen knot behind her ear and complaining of a bad headache.  What could be causing this?

Infected ? node: There are several lymph nodes located around the head and neck and your noted location is consistent with one. If swollen it is responding to some form of local irritation or infection. These often swell ; shrink over 2-3 wks to minor problems as the node cleans the body serum.The headache is likely unrelated ; linked to some other process.Illness, dehydration, diet ; stress are common triggers. ...Read more

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Why do I have a big bump under my mole that is causing a very bad headache. Its behind my left ear towards the back of my head. It just started about ?

Why do I have a big bump under my mole that is causing a very bad headache. Its behind my left ear towards the back of my head. It just started about ?

Lesion on the head: Unfortunately, one in every five Americans is diagnosed with skin cancer. A mole that is changing in size and shape is concerning. The area behind the ear is also home to various small nerves that govern the back of the head which may be irritated and alerting us of a problem. I would discuss with a physician who may decide to get a biopsy or the lesion. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node behind right ear. Its hard as a rock. Really bad headaches on right side. Ears ringing lately. Weak and tired, what's wrong!?

Swollen lymph node behind right ear. Its hard as a rock. Really bad headaches on right side. Ears ringing lately. Weak and tired, what's wrong!?

See MD ASAP: Rock hard node can be trouble and should be evaluated...Possibly biopsied. You first need a good exam and blood tests. Because of your age and symptoms, i'm guessing it's just infection- but get checked out! ...Read more