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Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Hard lump behind right ear. Right ear sticks out further them left ear.

Probable node: Could be a lymph node or salivary gland tumor pushing the ear forward. If there is fever, tenderness pain and swelling behind the ear, hearing loss, ear drainage i would be concerned about infection in the mastoid bone which needs urgent assessment. If these latter symptoms then needs urgent attention. If not and the bump persists>2-3 weeks then see ent. ...Read more

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Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Headache on right side, glands behind right ear hurts, jaw feels tensed, behind right eye hurts. Whag is this?

Viral conjunctivitis: This is usually self limiting and lasts maybe 3 weeks. Doctors prescribe steroid/antibiotic eye drops. The steroid relieves inflammation. The antibiotics have little effect the drops do not shorten the length of the infection, but just make you feel a little more comfortable with it. ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

See doctor: Could be related to ear or throat infection. Less likely, could be malignancy n tongue or throat. ...Read more

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Ear pain and swollen glands under chin?

Ear pain and swollen glands under chin?

Be checked: It sounds like infection and you should be examined and managed as needed to help you get better. All the best. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear

Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear

Tonsillitis.: You may have Tonsillitis., however it could be either bacterial or viral and treatment may be different depending on that . The swollen neck glands are your lymph glands trying to fight the infection. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain behind last tooth. Swollen right tonsil. White stuff on it. Swollen neck glands right side. Right ear pain. I'm going crazy.

Pain behind last tooth.  Swollen right tonsil.  White stuff on it.  Swollen neck glands right side.  Right ear pain.  I'm going crazy.

See a dentist: Hard to say what is going on without an exam, x-rays and a thorough history. Sounds like an infection around the gum tissue of the last (posterior) tooth- pericoronitis. But see a dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck nodes (glands): Enlarged can be viral throat infections, dental problems, and indeed cancer of the oro/oro-pharynx or lymphoma. Many go to the clnic, get anti-biotics and when the nodes remain see an ent/dentist for help. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

Ear problem: If you have any trauma/cut/irritation/infection/inflammation around that ear- perhaps around the ear lobe, ear canals- you can have enlargement of the lymph node behind the ear. Systemic dusease like viral infection can also cause swollen lymph gland on the area. ...Read more

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Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?

Abscess: These require the assistance of a doctor. It might be simple and time will heal but if not the infection can spread to the bone and ear structures and explode into you brain. Go to get help! now! ...Read more

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What causes a salivary gland behind my right ear and jaw line to swell ?

What causes a salivary gland behind my right ear and jaw line to swell ?

Not salivary gland: Salivary glands are in the mouth. More than likely it's your lymph node(s) that may be affected and those can be swollen for differing reasons. See your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Throat vs TMJ: Throat problem vs TMJ. Other TMJ signs are joint clicking, limited oral opening, painful chewing, headaches. TMJ sometimes feels swollen without swelling. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ exper. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen submental gland (under chin gland) and right ear inner canal infection?

I'm concerned because I have swollen submental gland (under chin gland) and right ear inner canal infection?

You need to be treat: You need to consult your doctor if you have not already done and with proper treatment you will recover.So follow the directions of your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollenn lymphnode under my right ear and infront of the same ear, painful to touch?

Swollenn lymphnode under my right ear and infront of the same ear, painful to touch?

First, you will: need to make sure your doctor agrees that these are swollen lymph nodes and not some other kind of mass/bump. Infections or lesions from around the eyes, nearby on the face or anterior ear drain to this location. A careful physical exam needs to be performed and appropriate therapy instituted: possibly an antibiotic if an associated infection is identified. See your doctor SOON/now! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. only on one side, and only slightly swollen. ?

Hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. only on one side, and only slightly swollen. ?

Ans: Possibly a lymph node. Once inflamed takes several months to resolve. Keep an eye on and see if it is getting small. If gets larger or does not go away in 6 to 8 mo. See your doctor ...Read more