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Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more

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Fluid lump behind ear?

Fluid lump behind ear?

Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more

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Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Ear pain/fullness vertigo.small pea size bump behind ear not painful. Infection? Allergies? What is this?

Allergies: You may have allergies.The mucus produced has gone into your middle ear giving you fullness and vertigo as well as pain.theseelling about yourear represents a small reactive lymph node. Try taking antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) Allegra orxyrtec ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage i would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

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Lump behind ear, numbness in neck. Is it from an ear infection? I don't get ear infections.

See physician: Lump behind ear with numbness in neck is unlikely from ear infection without a history of previous ear infection. Should have this examined in near future. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Painful swollen lump in front of ear jaw from tooth abscess?

Infection: An abscessed tooth is a badly infected tooth. Infection may be spreading to, and causing swelling of, lymph nodes. The best way to rx this problem is to eliminate the abscess through root canal rx (preferable) or extraction. Please see your dentist now before infection spreads farther. ...Read more

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Will fluid behind my ear drum cause lymph nodes to swell?

Ear infection & Node: A lymph node swells when it is fighting off an infection in the tissue up stream from it. An ear infection can very easily lead to swollen lymph nodes. If this is the case the lymph nodes may stay swollen longer than one is on medication for the infection. ...Read more

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Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Depends: If the fluid behind your ears is pus, you need antibiotics. If it is serous fluid and on one side, you need to be sure you do not have a tumor like mass in your nasopharynx (area behind your nose). ...Read more

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Possible mastoiditis? There's a lump behind my ear, somewhat tender.

Possible mastoiditis? There's a lump behind my ear, somewhat tender.

Lump behind ear: Most lumps behind the ear are either an enlarged lymph node, possibly infected (if it is tender) or a sebaceous cyst (a sac of cheesy smelling oil and fat), which can be tender as it enlarges. Mastoiditis does cause tenderness directly behind the ear, but is not usually associated with a lump except in severely advanced, untreated stages, which is unlikely. ...Read more

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Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

Small lump behind my ear below new cartilage piercing?

First question is: possible infection or scar tissue, see doctor to diagnose and treat, until appointment apply topical antibiotic ointment twice a day ...Read more