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If a small lymph node behind ear (about 6mm) is fixed to underlying tissues and it does not grow in size, would be reactive or only cancerous?
Depends: Depends on duration of mass. Usually fixed is more problematic than movable. Best bet if mass is present longer than 2 weeks would be assessment by ENT doc. ...Read more
I have 1cm lymph node behind ear. movable painless. Been there 3 months. Don't think its grown.If it was lymphoma would it have grown by now? How big?
Biopsy.: An enlarged lymph node can be normal, or it can be a due to cancer. Lymph nodes that enlarge due to an infection (normal) are usually sore. A 1cm lymph node is just on the edge of being too big. The only way to know if it's normal is to ultrasound and/or biopsy it. Lymphomas cause rubbery lymph nodes that often grow, but not always. The lymph node behind your ear is associated with your scalp. ...Read more
Infectiion.: Infection in an adjacent area.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Lymph nodes can enlarge to inflammation, infection and even cancer in the near vicinity. A sew in weave can cause an immune response, thus leading to lymph node swelling. If you have any signs or symptoms of infection such as fever or redness, pain and swelling at the weave site you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more
YES,: IF THE FLUID IS INFECTION LYMPH NODES WILL ENLARGE ...Read more
Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?
Scalp issue?: Lymph nodes in the neck ofter get enlarged due to issue with the scalp, e.g., dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. Check your node every couple of weeks, not more frequently. if it doubles in size or other nodes get enlarged, see a doctor, otherwise watchful waiting is appropriate. ...Read more
Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.
Can surgically removing lymph node behind ear cause serious problems in future? 25 y old male, have 1centimeter movable node behind right ear.
Very Unlikely: Very unlikely to cause severe long term problems as it is just a lymph node. ...Read more
Is it common for cancer to start or spread to lymph node behind ear? Male 19 no other problems except irritated outer ear skin.
Tough to say...: An enlarged lymph node behind the ear can be as simple as a skin and/or hair infection on the scalp (e.g. tinea capitis-- fungal infection on scalp and hair). However, without seeing what your describing on your ear and knowing other symptoms, it's impossible to exclude a potentially more concerning diagnosis. ...Read more
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