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Had CMV infection during childhood.hvng sinus,nasal polyp.get sinus infection often.vng small lump behind ear for 3 years.what could be the cause?

Had CMV infection during childhood.hvng sinus,nasal polyp.get sinus infection often.vng small lump behind ear for 3 years.what could be the cause?

Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus a CT sinus scan. ENT intervention may also be needed if anatomic obstruction of the sinus openings is found. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Hard painless lump behind ear had no infection scared it could be sumthing more am having lot of sweats and feeling tired?

Hard painless lump behind ear had no infection scared it could be sumthing more am having lot of sweats and feeling tired?

Lymph node.: It could just be a swollen lymph node. Make an appointment to see your doctor to have this examined. ...Read more

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1cm bump behind ear near earlobe that is painless,feels kinda rubbery to me and doesnt grow. i had ear infections all mylife. related?

1cm bump behind ear near earlobe that is painless,feels kinda rubbery to me and doesnt grow. i had ear infections all mylife. related?

Probably not: "Typical" ear infections are usually in the middle ear or the external ear canal, and would not cause any growths near the earlobe. It may be a skin tag or keloid if you happened to have a skin infection or cut or burn on your earlobe. I have seen keloid growths from infected ear piercings also. Since it is fairly large, I would recommend having it looked at by a Dr. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged lymph node behind ear. There was a near infection but dr concerned b/c very hard and immovable. Could this still be from infection?

I have an enlarged lymph node behind ear. There was a near infection but dr concerned b/c very hard and immovable. Could this still be from infection?

Could be: It could be from the past infection, however, your doctor is correct in being concerned for a hard immobile node. It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Said I have fluid behind ear without infection. How long can this last and at what point should I return to Dr if not better? One week long so far

Dr. Said I have fluid behind ear without infection. How long can this last and at what point should I return to Dr if not better? One week long so far

Middle ear fluid: Greetings. Middle ear fluid causes hearing loss, ear pressure and pain at times and possibly even dizziness. Not sure if your doctor recommended treatment but beginning an OTC nasal spray like Nasacort (triamcinolone) every night might help resolve the effusion. We as ENT doctors recommend considering further treatment after a total of 3 months have passed without the fluid clearing. ...Read more

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Could a lymph node behind ear be cancerous it feels hard when touched, i haven't got infection am feeling fine other than I have high prolactin levels?

Could a lymph node behind ear be cancerous it feels hard when touched, i haven't got infection am feeling fine other than I have high prolactin levels?

It depends....: Enlarged nodes can be cancerous especially if they are painless and hard to feel. But a lot depends on the size of the lymph node. If it is more than 1cm (half inch) and it increases in size over the next month or two then you need to get a medical exam to make sure it is not cancerous.A biopsy of the node is the best way to find out what is causing it to enlarge. ...Read more

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Would dental infection cause sweinf behind ear lymph nides?

Would dental infection cause sweinf behind ear lymph nides?

Possibly: See your Dentist to rule out infection of teeth and supporting tissues. See your PCP to rule out ear or other infection. ...Read more

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Day 9 of 10 of Amoxicillin course for ear infection. Have had little pain since day 3. Today feeling pain behind ear.Normal or should I go back to Dr?

Day 9 of 10 of Amoxicillin course for ear infection. Have had little pain since day 3. Today feeling pain behind ear.Normal or should I go back to Dr?

Ear pain: Since you cannot be assessed over the internet the answer is obvious. See the doctor and make sure that you are not developing mastoid infection, or some other issue is present. Good luck and hope this turns out to be a minor issue. ...Read more