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Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Pain behind the ear and in upper jaw with swollen glands what causes this?

Likely infection: Pain such as the one you are reporting can occur by a nearby infection such as sinusitis, sore throat, skin infection etc. If such complaints are experienced then one should definitely see their physician to be worked up the various causes. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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I have equally sized bumps behind both my ears. I'm wondering if they are swollen glands or just my mastoid bones?

I have equally sized bumps behind both my ears. I'm wondering if they are swollen glands or just my mastoid bones?

Bones.: Everyone has non-movable very hard bumps behind the ears. Swollen glands move around within the skin, over the bone. They are soft and usually smaller than 1cm in size. ...Read more

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Reoccuring infections in body, everyday a new problem, post nasal dip from 10 months and now swollen glands behind ear. Please suggest?

Reoccuring infections in body, everyday a new problem, post nasal dip from 10 months and now swollen glands behind ear. Please suggest?

Anxity can only harm: Human body is pretty strong and is rarely affected by frequent infections....yet you can get paranoid about it and become anxious in which case you will start imagining all sort of bad things. Just assume that your body is fairly healthy and will remain so, provided you quit worrying about minor things like postnasal drip which is often an imaginary ailment...nothing serious here. ...Read more

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My son is 15 months old and about 2 months ago he had roseola w/swollen glands behind ear they are still there and one in groin. Is this common?

My son is 15 months old and about 2 months ago he had roseola w/swollen glands behind ear they are still there and one in groin. Is this common?

Yes: The glands will always be there but will usually peak in size within a week of the infection and slowly decrease in size over a 3-4 wks. If another process stimulates them they may not shrink completely. I rarely have to do anything with glands in these locations. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old has a fever, swollen glands on neck and behind ears, stiff neck and is lethargic. What is the diagnosis?

My 3 yr old has a fever, swollen glands on neck and behind ears, stiff neck and is lethargic. What is the diagnosis?

Fever, swollenglands: The diagnosis will be made after the pediatrician sees him. There are several conditions that come to mind: strep throat with or without peritonsillar abscess, meningitis, cat scratch disease, mononucleosis to name a few. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer.?

Recurring swollen lump under left armpit. Painful not red. In last, had swollen glands behind ear for months at a time. Worried about cancer.?

Not likely for you: Your age argues against this being a cancer. It is suspicious for some kind of infection or inflammatory problem. Consider seeing a surgeon or dermatologist to discuss the possibility of hidradenitis. ...Read more

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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My son 15mnth had ultrasound on mon & CBC test on tues for swollen glands behind ear & groin as of friday haven't heard back would we have if bad news?

My son 15mnth had ultrasound on mon & CBC test on tues for swollen glands behind ear & groin as of friday haven't heard back would we have if bad news?

Probably.: At this point in time, it would be fine to call your doctor's office on monday. Most likely, if there was a serious concern you would have been contacted by now, occaisionally things don't happen the way they should, so for your peace of mind it's appropriate to call on monday. However, if your child is still ill or getting worse, call now! ...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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Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Hello docs. I was wondering can thyroiditis cause swollen glands and pain in the ears?

Possibly: Autoimmune thyroiditis (hashimoto's) can be associated with diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes, including those behind the ears. Other systemic symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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Recovered from ear infec. Antibis worked. Worried abt 2 swollen glands just above collar b either side. Bloods clear. Could this be lymphoma?

Not Lymphoma: Not. Not at all. Swollen glands are supposed to be swollen when they are fighting off an infection. A healthy immune system has lymph nodes that swell. They are palpable. They are a sign of health not a sign of cancer! Once they swell they can take several weeks to resolve. ...Read more

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Swollen glands and tonsils, ear and neck pain. What does this sound like?

Swollen glands and tonsils, ear and neck pain. What does this sound like?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. Signs and symptoms of tonsillitis include swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck (neck pain).

See your pcp for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, congestion, ear pain swollen glands on my neck and armpits, and severe neck pain.

Fever, chills, congestion, ear pain swollen glands on my neck and armpits, and severe neck pain.

Fever and glands: What is duration? Most likely viral syndrome such as ebv although should stil seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Had swollen glands weeks ago had blood tests and sexual tests all back fine now I have a blocked nose and ears are blocked is there any relation?

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Had swollen glands weeks ago had blood tests and sexual tests all back fine now I have a blocked nose and ears are blocked is there any relation?

May be: Sounds like you had an upper respiratory infection that leaded to temporary swollen lymph nodes. Your nasal congestion and ear fullness are related due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Allergic rhinitis is a common cause for persistent nasal congestion and ear blockage. See an ENT doctor. ...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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My left ear is closed, swollen glands in my neck, left side, blocked nose and coughing. What could I use?

My left ear is closed, swollen glands in my neck, left side, blocked nose and coughing. What could I use?

See doctor: You need to consult your doctor re. This. If this has been present for more than 10 days, need to consider sinusitis. ...Read more

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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Either way, you're very ill, so please call your doc! ...Read more

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Hi. I've got no appetite got stiff neck I think swollen glands n ears are sore? My throat looks red but isn't hurting just my neck and gland are sore

Hi. I've got no appetite got stiff neck I think swollen glands n ears are sore? My throat looks red but isn't hurting just my neck and gland are sore

Need evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an investigation about the cause. ...Read more

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Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY: LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON OR ENT Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more

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I've had very sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache for over 3 days now. When will it stop?

I've had very sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache for over 3 days now. When will it stop?

Needs evaluation: See a doctor, could be viral or may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. If bacterial, it will be a number of days on antibiotics but be certain to take anything prescribed until all the pills are finished; if viral could be a number of weeks. ...Read more

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Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

3 years?: Many of these are signs of inflammation/infection, but other causes cannot be ruled out without further information, history and direct examination. I am surprised that you have had them for three years...I would strongly recommend a visit to your family doc for a comprehensive history and physical exam and possibly some lab work-up. Also, perhaps a visit to the dentist.. ...Read more

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Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Got the flu shot 4 weeks ago became sick few days ago w/sore &swollen glands, bil ear pain, congestion in back of throat achey is this flu or cold?

Got the flu shot 4 weeks ago became sick few days ago w/sore &swollen glands, bil ear pain, congestion in back of throat achey is this flu or cold?

Several things: Your flu shot was early enough to protect you from those 3 strains but there has been other strains this year that have infected those who got the shot. There are a bunch of other viruses; adenovirus, parainfluenza virus & others that give symptoms like you describe. Rest, good hydration & diet should help you heal. ...Read more

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