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Node Behind Ear
Hard as a rock node behind ear for almost 6 months now. I feel horrible. So many symptoms. What test should I get and why is this happening?
Go Tomorrow to Doc: Symptoms and an enlarged, hard, unresolving lymph node needs prompt evaluation to ensure it is not a cancer (lymphoma). It likely will need to be excised and taken to the lab for cell analysis. You also will likely need blood testing. Don't sit on this. It must be evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more
1 centimeter movable node behind ear?25 y old male. Been there for about 3 months, I don't think it has grown. Does movable mean its not as serious?
.5cm node behind ear, 1cm node on neck. 1st noticed both 8 mnths ago. Both stable. Is the fact that there are two a cause for concern?Healthy otherwis
Well,....: Lymph nodes are tough to treat as often health individuals like yourself can get these nodes that get inflamed and elevated, often in a benign, possibly allergy mediated way, where they can get blocked and stay enlarged and visible/palpable. Only a biopsy will ever tell if problematic, but your dr can examine you and decide if that ever becomes necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
What are characteristics of lymph node from lymphoma? R they rock hard, not movable?I have a 1 CM node behind ear for 3 months. its movable. worried
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
25 y old male.feel node behind ear,1 centimetre diameter, movable. How big does lymph node have to be before its serious? No other symptoms, Lymphoma?
Lymph node: marilyn, lymph nodes which are freely movable and less than 1 cm are usually considered not to be pathological. However, if this is a new finding to you, lymph node removal by an ENT surgeon and examined by pathologist is needed to be sure. Dr Hilliard ...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
Probably not: But consider having it assessed.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have tiny pimple size bump on back of ear (it's not a lympnh node behind ear) it's an actual tiny bump on back of ear. Looks like it's under skin.
Bump behind ear: This could represent a cyst. it is best to have it evaluated by your doctor as we can not see it or examine it on health tap. ...Read more
3 months ago told I have hepatomegaly (16.6cm) and persistent elev ALT (76). Now have fixed enlarged node behind ear for 4 wks. Related?
Lymphoma: See your MD for differential work-up. This article may clarify: http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/1015/p1313.html ...Read more
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