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How far away from the outer ear are the preauricular lymph nodes? Are they against the outer ear and more over.

How far away from the outer ear are the preauricular lymph nodes? Are they against the outer ear and more over.

Preauricular lymph n: Usually in the preauricular sulcus in front of the ear and up to a couple of centimeters anterior to this. I hope that helped. ...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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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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What cancers are associated with non infectious preauricular lymph node enlargement?

What cancers are associated with non infectious preauricular lymph node enlargement?

None: Pre-auricular lymph node often gets enlarged from even minor issues in the scalp, e.g dandruff. There no known association with any cancer. ...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

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What can be the cause of painless swelling of the left Preauricular lymph node, it feels like a hard lump, but is painless with no fever.

What can be the cause of painless swelling of the left Preauricular lymph node, it feels like a hard lump, but is painless with no fever.

Node swelling: The lymph node swelling can be caused by various reasons.
1. Inflammatory - due to bacterial and viral infections. usually painful.
2. Physiological- some times, esp in kids, the Lymph nodes feel larger in size.
3. Cancer- Lymphomas or other cancers draining in to lymph nodes. Usually hard, painless, may or may not be mobile.
If you have hard, non mobile, pain less lymph node, please see doctor ...Read more

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I have a swollen preauricular lymph node. It's hard, doesn't move, and hurts. How long should I let it go before I see a doctor? Primary care or ENT?

I have a swollen preauricular lymph node. It's hard, doesn't move, and hurts. How long should I let it go before I see a doctor? Primary care or ENT?

That location: Really doesn't have lymph nodes, they are found postauricular or along jaw line, so I would be concerned about cyst or tumor. I would head to primary care if it doesn't clear in 2 -3 weeks. ...Read more

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Preauricular lymph node swollen. Has been at least 6yrs. Pain at first not since though. Biopsy 6yrs ago showed nothing. No resolution. Just concerned?

Preauricular lymph node swollen. Has been at least 6yrs. Pain at first not since though. Biopsy 6yrs ago showed nothing. No resolution. Just concerned?

Re-eval indicated: Six years is a long time for it to remain unchanged. You may benefit from a re-evaluation by a Head and Neck specialist. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm kinda of confused because my preauricular and parotid lymph nodes are swollen, but I don't have any other symptoms. They hurt : (Is that normal?

I'm kinda of confused because my preauricular and parotid lymph nodes are swollen, but I don't have any other symptoms. They hurt : (Is that normal?

Seek Medical exam: You will benefit from seeing an ENT doctor and get examined by him/her to find the cause. It is unusual site of lymph node enlargement unless something serious is going on in your body. ...Read more

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Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Is it normal for lymph nodes to swell on both sides of the neck? I don’t feel sick and they don’t hurt. It’s just a fullness feeling.

Not Normal: Bilateral swelling of the cervical lymph nodes is not a normal finding. An evaluation with your primary care physician would be suggested to make sure that what you are feeling are lymph nodes and not another anatomical structure. ...Read more

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