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Lower right neck swollen non painful lymph node and hard have sucked in eardrum as well scared of lymphoma how long should I wait to see if it resides?

Lower right neck swollen non painful lymph node and hard have sucked in eardrum as well scared of lymphoma how long should I wait to see if it resides?

It depends...: Lymph nodes in the neck can be enlarged due to infection, inflammation or due to cancer. If your node is hard to touch and painless, that makes it suspicious for Cancer but only if their size is more than 1 or 2Cm. If youc an feel the L. node easily and it is bigger than the size of a Quarter, it is of concern and needing medical examination by your doctor. Only your physician can tell if a Biopsy ...Read more

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What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

What causes a painful hard preauricular lymph node?

Many things: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Hard painful knot (in occipital lymph node area?) just randomly appeared last night. Woke up with the pain and found the knot. No injury

Hard painful knot (in occipital lymph node area?) just randomly appeared last night. Woke up with the pain and found the knot. No injury

Watch the node: Carefully over the next 2-3 days. Sometimes infection will declare itself only after a few days. If it persists in size beyond a month or 6 weeks, I would have it looked at by a surgeon to make sure it doesn't mean lymphoma. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged cervical lymph node that measures 1.75x2.0 in. It is also hard and somewhat painful should I get it checked out or wait.?

I have an enlarged cervical lymph node that measures 1.75x2.0 in. It is also hard and somewhat painful should I get it checked out or wait.?

Lymph Node Swelling: Greetings. An enlarged lymph node should be evaluated and treated. In my practice, I would treat you with an antibiotic. After 14 days, the node should have shrunk in size. If it was still enlarging, then an image guided biopsy would be ordered. The sooner you are evaluated, the sooner you are treated. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a hard lymph node on right back side of neck. I've had this since I was 8. I'm 57 now. It's now enlarged, painful & harder. Over 4 weeks. Why?

I have a hard lymph node on right back side of neck. I've had this since I was 8. I'm 57 now. It's now enlarged, painful & harder. Over 4 weeks. Why?

It should be: Biopsied to ensure that it has not turned cancerous. A head and neck surgeon should be able to assist you in the process. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

Hard lymph node in left armpit painful and tender had it for three days?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle it's not painful and it has the same size of a single grain of peas it has been there for about a

I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle I have a single hard lymph node in the side of my neck just above the clavicle it's not painful and it has the same size of a single grain of peas it has been there for about a

Enlarged: Enlarged lymph nodes or "lymphadenopathy" are very common. Lymph nodes are part of the immune system and enlarge with white blood cells to fight off infections when they detect a foriegn substance such as a virus or bacteria. (ever notice lumps in your neck with a sore throat?) usually these nodes shrink back down to normal size a few weeks after the infection is over, but can sometimes stay enlarged. No one is quite sure why this happens, but it's usually harmless.

Other illnesses such as autoimmune disease or cancer can cause enlarged lymph nodes, but often multiple nodes are involved, they can get very large, keep growing instead of shrinking and are associated with other symptoms such as fever, chills, weight loss, rash, etc. Presuming that you have no other symptoms besides this noticeable but unchanging node, odds of it being anything dangerous are extremely low. Reasons to see your doctor would include an enlarging node, more noticeable nodes appearing, any other signs of illness or if it concerns you and you just want it checked out. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

Get it checked: Many possible reasons-too many to discuss here-exist. A good history and physical will help narrow down these possibilities. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

Probably infection: But could be a malignancy or inflammatory condition.
Get an exam and blood tests for starters. If doesn't go away, need biopsy. ...Read more

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I'm 21male I have a hard ball under skin not visible that is painful to touch between groin & thigh. I believe it is the lymph node what could cause it?

I'm 21male I have a hard ball under skin not visible that is painful to touch between groin & thigh. I believe it is the lymph node what could cause it?

Sounds normal: Almost all young men have a palpable groin node or two. Mine used to pop up in the summers when I went barefoot in the country. If it's not enormously enlarged or stony-hard or stuck to something, give thanks for good health and keep enjoying being alive. Show it to your physician at your next routine physical. If it's growing very fast, get seen now. ...Read more

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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another in neck near ear. Both are painful within the area. Possible causes?

Infection most like: I suspect these are most likely infection. Ask your physician to check for an possible infectious site. It may be locally in the scalp or it might be more systemic. There are inflamatory illnesses that can also cause swollen lymph nodes whihc are not infectious. ...Read more

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Hard, painful mass (enl. Supracl lymph node, soft tissue, musle), 2" x 3"right fossa supraclav. Behind sternocloid muscle. TB, lymphoma ruled out. Suggestion?

Probable tumor node: In the supraclavicular fossa few lesions arise spontaneously. Most have spread. Thyroid Ca can spread to that site as well as tumors of breast having reached level III of axilla. Other nodes can enlarge on the left side as metastasis from abdomen pelvis travelling up the lymphatic pathway to neck ...Read more

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Hard immobile painful lymph node in back of head above hair line and another right behind ear lobe. Both are painful. Possible causes?

Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of nodes necessary ultrasound is useful tool. ...Read more

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There's a hard, painful lump under the skin on the side of my bikini line. No head or opening. Doc says its not a lymph node. How can I get rid of it?

There's a hard, painful lump under the skin on the side of my bikini line. No head or opening. Doc says its not a lymph node. How can I get rid of it?

Need more info.: I don't think I can say what to do if we're not sure what it is. Did your physician say what it was? Did he have suggestions for you? ...Read more

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Post lymph node biopsy, egg sized solid lump, not bruised or painful just very hard and big is this a hematoma? Are they colourless and pain free?

Post lymph node biopsy, egg sized solid lump, not bruised or painful just very hard and big is this a hematoma? Are they colourless and pain free?

Maybe: A hard knot at the site of the lymph node excision could be fluid (seroma), blood (hematoma), infection (abscess) or possibly inflammation. Most of these conditions except an abscess should resolve spontaneously but may take a few weeks. I'd recommend you have it checked by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Hard lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Wait for report: Wait for biopsy report, if it is benign, it is post operative reaction and will subside in couple of wks, speak to your surgeon if any treatment (s) are required based on the report. ...Read more

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Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

Hard moveable 1 CM lymph node what is it?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

How to determine if my lymph node is hard?

Function/condition: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge/hard in response to the inflammation created when they react. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a hard lymph node is serious?

How likely is it that a hard lymph node is serious?

It depends: Hardness may be caused by the fact that the lymph node is scarred from an old infection, so it's not necessarily a sign of current disease. One has to look for other clues at the same time: size, mobility, rate of growth, pain, tenderness, etc. And of course other general signs of illness. All these factors come into play in determining the cause-and hence seriousness-of a swollen node. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the meaning of firm lymph node?

Hard to say: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Will constantly poking a lymph node make it feel hard?

Irritating Lymphs: I think we turn to our mothers for the answer to this question: please do not pinch, poke, or otherwise irritate sores, lumps or bumps.

But it is most likely not to turn a spot 'hard'. Lymph nodes that are swollen are usually fighting off or taking care of an infection or other something that is foreign to the body.

If there is pain or fever you may need to be seen. ...Read more

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What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

What could a swollen painful lymph node mean?

Infection: At your age, a swollen and painful lymph node could represent an infection in that part of your body. If you have a primary physician it's a good idea to get checked. ...Read more

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I have a palpable lymph node on my submandibular, one at each side. They re not painful. They re movable. Why is it palpable? Help please

I have a palpable lymph node on my submandibular, one at each side. They re not painful. They re movable. Why is it palpable? Help please

Many causes possible: Normally, submandibular lymph nodes should not be palpable, or barely so in a very thin person. Some causes are dental infection, gingivitis, canker sores, facial skin infections (severe acne) or recent herpes simplex. Inflammatory conditions or even cancers of lymph glands can occur.

See your doctor for thorough evaluation. ...Read more