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Dr. Devon Webster
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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?

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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
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Can a sew in weave cause you to have a swollen lymph node behind ear.

Can a sew in weave cause you to have a swollen lymph node behind ear.

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

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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Dr. Tony Willson
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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?

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

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Dr. Marius Frasie
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Can chikenpox cause a swollen lymph node behind ear?

Can chikenpox cause a swollen lymph node behind ear?

Yes: If there are pox on the face and head, lymph nodes behind ears will get swollen as they fight the infection. Watch for a tender node, red overlying a node, as they can require antibiotics in a complicating infection. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Have swollen lymph node behind ear when touched it feels like theres a hard ball in there not on any meds feeling well just got high prolactin levels?

Have swollen lymph node behind ear when touched it feels like theres a hard ball in there not on any meds feeling well just got high prolactin levels?

Location issue: If you are talking about right behind ear, there usually aren't major lymph node chains hanging out unless it is more in the neck region. Something that may feel like lymph node in the area may be blocked duct/follicle. Not sure if this has anything to do with high prolactin levels but this would not be typical. You can try warm compress as if this is a blocked follicle, may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Not likely: Ovarian cancer spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum, i.e., the lining of the abdomen. A single enlarged retro-auricular lymph node is not likely to be due to ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. David Roberts
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What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more

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