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My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

My 4 y o son has a swollen gland behind his left ear, its hard and he says it hurts, what should I do?

See your doctor: The symptom of pain is a good reason to see your doctor. There might be an ear infection that needs treatment or it could be a viral illness. In any case, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland behind my left ear. It is hard and sometimes hurts real bad. My doc is not concerned should I be?

I have a swollen gland behind my left ear.  It is hard and sometimes hurts real bad. My doc is not concerned should I be?

Perhaps: This sounds like you have or have had an infections that has caused this regional lymph node to react to the infection. Is there fever, redness, streaking, discharge? Often these will improve or go away with observation. Warm compresses along with Ibuprofen or acetamenophn may help. Often antibiotics may be needed to rid the underlying infeciton. Rarely they need incision. Get another opinion? ...Read more

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My neck is stiff, my neck glands are swollen, my left ear is aching. Do I have mono?

My neck is stiff, my neck glands are swollen, my left ear is aching. Do I have mono?

Probably too old...: U r too old for that. Simple oral cavity infection can do that. The new found pleasure of oral sex is a curve ball in this issue. See pmd easy to short out. ...Read more

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Feel run down, gland next to left ear swollen and gland under chin, bean sized shape swollen. Lasted 3-5 months but blood tests all normal?

Feel run down, gland next to left ear swollen and gland under chin, bean sized shape swollen. Lasted 3-5 months but blood tests all normal?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Since you had blood tests, you likely saw a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...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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Hi, i've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hi, i've got  pain in my left ear left side of my throat , swollen left gland .Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders , and voice box?

Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more

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Why have i got severe ear pain in my left ear & swollen glands in my neck on the same side? I smoke a pipe and drink in excess. I am a 53yr old man.

Why have i got severe ear pain in my left ear & swollen glands in my neck on the same side? I smoke a pipe and drink in excess. I am a 53yr old man.

Possibly cancer: I don't want to worry you, and i'm a cancer doctor, so i always think about cancer. But this is something you must have checked, and the sooner the better! tobacco users are at risk for head and neck cancers, which can cause ear pain and swollen lymph nodes on the same side. It's also possible you have a viral infection. With cancer, the lymph nodes are often painless and hard. Get seen soon! ...Read more

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Left ear and left side of throat hurt, left glands swollen. Cold compress helps a bit. I got a quick glance this morning, tonsil didn't look too big.

Most likely viral: With symptoms just starting today you are likely suffering from viral infection. Try symptomatic management first with increased rest and hydration, salt water gargle, tea with honey, NSAIDs like ibuprofen for pain. If this fails then see primary doctor for more comprehensive examination. ...Read more