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Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?

Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity. It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, I would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Swollen neck gland with ear pain also hard to swallow.

Swollen neck gland with ear pain also hard to swallow.

Swollen gland: Which gland is swollen? Cheek or at the angle of the jaw and under the tongue.? When you massage the jaw or cheek is thee a bad taste in the mouth? If so, you could have an infected gland you would need antibiotics in that case. The pain in the ear is referred pain from the swelling. It should get better when the swelling comes down in the gland. Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for the pain. Good luck. ...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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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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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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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 bunches 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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Headaches, slight fever, tender Adamsapple area, trouble swallowing, slight ear pain, swollen glands, no sore throat.30 amox500mg 3x per day.slightlybetter?

Headaches, slight fever, tender Adamsapple area, trouble swallowing, slight ear pain, swollen glands, no sore throat.30 amox500mg 3x per day.slightlybetter?

Infection: Sounds like you have a viral infection which should resolve in a few days. This could also be a strep infection which should be covered by the Amoxicillin. Follow up with a physician if you don't continue to improve. ...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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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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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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Headache, body aches pain ; swollen glands in neck fever 101.6 cough and burning in face and ears stopped up?

Headache, body aches pain ; swollen glands in neck fever 101.6 cough and burning in face and ears stopped up?

Concerning: Sounds like headache is secondary to an apparent infection, and perhaps this involves the sinuses, and lungs. Need to have this fully evaluated asap, and important to obtain a diagnosis and get treatment. ...Read more

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Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...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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I've had a sore throat ear pain swollen glands for over a month been on antibiotics twice. Still, there! Ugh.

I've had a sore throat ear pain swollen glands for over a month been on antibiotics twice. Still, there! Ugh.

Hard to say: Hard to say because of lacking info. Did the first antibiotics give you any relief, or not at all, how was the 2nd abx? I need to know their names because I have to estimate any resistance developed over the past years etc. By germs usually in ears. Some times the dose/ frequency/ duration of taking pills counts as well. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Swollen lymph nodes for a month One in front of left ear on jaw, other at bottom of jawline on neck. Sore throat, sharp ear pain, headache left temple?

Infectious: You have all the signs and symptoms of some infection, be it sinus, ear, throat, etc... get eval to properly diagnose your infection so you can get treated, best wishes. ...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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Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache on and off: Your question does not mention what over the counter medications you used. Based on you question it seems your symptoms are related to allergy and there may or mey not be any infectious process. You need to consult your doctor and may benefit from allergy medicine and decongestants, if there is no evidence of infection in throat or ears, if there is one then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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

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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Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Swollen lymph nodes, congestion, sore throat, cough, ear pain, fatigue, achy, runny nose?

Could be bacterial: Or viral. For significant sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see dr ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice 2x /day. ...Read more

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Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Dentist now!: Do not wait! There are so many symptoms that you are describing. Start with your dentist or get a good referral. From that visit a determination will be made as to treatment by either that provider or a referral to an oral surgeon or an ENT or an endodontist. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter gets swollen glands a lot, is this normal? She doesn't have a sore throat or earache or anything else with it.

My 13 year old daughter gets swollen glands a lot, is this normal? She doesn't have a sore throat or earache or anything else with it.

Most likely benign.: First, I have to know what is swollen: glands (such as salivary) or lymph nodes. Then, how often are they swollen, and for how long each time? Are they always in the same place, and are they painful if you touch them? She has no sore throat or earache, but does she have fever? Chills? Unusual sweating? Has she lost weight? If she truly has no symptoms, ok. But if she has, she should see her doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am continuously getting canker sores, sore throat, earache and swollen glands?

What should I do if I am continuously getting canker sores, sore throat, earache and swollen glands?

See your doctor-: Several types of viruses from the herpes family can potentially cause your condition, several of which can be treated with acyclovir. In addition, depending on risk factors, acute HIV infection is a consideration. This can be evaluated by doing some blood work. With these possibilities, get yourself checked out! ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more