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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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My preauricular lymph node is swollen, what cause this?

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 swollen preauricular lymph node. What should I do?

I have a swollen preauricular lymph node. What should I do?

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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What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

What causes preauricular lymph node swelling??

Inflammation: Classically lymph node swelling is due to some type of inflammation or localized infection. Infection around the ear and scalp may cause intermittent preauricular lymph node swelling. ...Read more

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Why would my preauricular lymph node feel swollen on one side? Is it a reason for concern?

Why would my preauricular lymph node feel swollen on one side? Is it a reason for concern?

Infection: It is most likely infection. If you have fever, chances are greater. It could be other things as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi , i'm a healthy 16 year old male and i just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM . No other symptoms . Bad anxiety, help!

Hi , i'm a healthy 16 year old male and i just noticed my preauricular lymph node is swelled to about 1.25 CM . No other symptoms . Bad anxiety, help!

Swollen lymph node: Swollen lymph nodes are normally due to slight infection to any area or oragan they driane, in your cae the ear, side of face and neck, they normally go away after treating the cause. ...Read more

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I have a slightly swollen preauricular lymph node. It isn't too bad, and is painless, but definitely palpable as a small lump. Should I wait it out?

I have a slightly swollen preauricular lymph node. It isn't too bad, and is painless, but definitely palpable as a small lump. Should I wait it out?

Lymph node.: That sounds like a pre-auricular lymph node, which could enlarge in response to an ear or sinus infection. If it eventually goes away completely, say in two to four weeks, then there's no cause for concern, especially if you have symptoms of said infections. If it does not go away, you may want to have it looked at - sometimes we need to take these out for definitive diagnosis if they linger. ...Read more

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Is a persistently enlarged preauricular lymph node nothing to worry about since it's not on neck or above collar bone?

Is a persistently enlarged preauricular lymph node nothing to worry about since it's not on neck or above collar bone?

Lymph nodes: That are swollen always need to be evaluated by a physician. Once you have been seen and testing is negative then you can rest assured. Take care! ...Read more