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Swollen Lymph Node Behind Jaw Under Ear
I have what I think to be swollen lymph node in my neck behind my ear near jaw it doesn't seem to be getting larger but it burns what can cause this?
I noticed a really small painless swollen lymph node behind my ear&few days ago I noticed a painless small swollen lymph note behind my head. Worry?
Watch and wait:
There is no need to worry. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Swollen lymph node under left side of jaw is now making my ears feel like I went in an airplane what's this from?
Blocked tube: Your eustachian tube is blocked, either by the mass effect of the node or something else. If this persists or gets worse, get it seen. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node just below my ear and under my jaw. Been there about 3 weeks and fluctuates in size but is moveable and hard?
Abnormal Lymph node: Enlargement commonly results from infection, immune response or other causes. Therefore, the direct clinical examination is essential for diagnosis. See your PCP first. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node, painful to touchand moves around. Jaw pain ringing in ears. No fever at all! What could this be?
My 4 yo has a perforated ear drum that is being repaired in a few days. He also has a swollen lymph node under his jaw on same side. Related?
Could be: Let your pediatrician know to be sure not an infection. ...Read more
I have what I think is a swollen lymph node in front of my ear where my jaw connects. What could be the cause of it? And should I go to a doctor?
Probable parotid: Lymph nodes representing primary or metastatic disease when noted in the cervical region usually appear in jugular chain anteriorly or less commonly in the posterior triangle. A primary arises from oral cavity or thyroid A lesion in the preauricluar region is parotidglmost frequently. Any surgeon performing H&N or parotid surgery can define your lesion. ...Read more
My 4 yo has a perforated ear drum that is being repaired in a few days. He also has a swollen lymph node under his jaw on same side. Related? Leukemia?
Lymphadenopathy: It would not be unreasonable for this boy to have swollen lymph nodes on the side of an injury, abrasion, or other inflammation. I see no reason to suspect leukemia, so don't concern yourself with that. Just indicate the finding to the ENT surgeon as you check in for his tympanoplasty. ...Read more
I have a tender, swollen lymph node on my right cheek (just above the jaw joint, in front of my ear). I've had it for two weeks. Should I see a doctor?
Possibly.: It's possible to have swollen lymph nodes as part of a cold or other upper respiratory infection. You could consider waiting until the cold gets better & see what happens to your lymph node. It will probably get better on its own. If it doesn't, you may want to see your primary doctor about it. ...Read more
Is swollen lymph node on back lower left side of head of 26 mths old daughter not something serious? That is what her doctor has told us today.
Observe: Follow for four weeks, if still present after 4 weeks, see your doctor again ...Read more
I have what I think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should I see a dr?
Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more
Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more
How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?
...carefully!: In med school, they taught us "the doctor that treats himself, has a fool for a patient!" it is very difficult to be objective when examining yourself or someone you love- emotional factors can play a huge role in what you perceive. If you are not accustomed to feeling lymph nodes on a daily basis, in health and disease, you're just not qualified to make the call. Experience is very important! ...Read more
Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?
Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more
I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?
Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node. Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more
I seem to have a swollen lymph node(s) in my neck. If I turn my head it aches. If I swallow it hurts a little. Should I see my doctor?
My 15 yo has bad acne on left forehead and both sides of his head for 6 mths. 2 mths ago, find a swollen lymph node (<1cm) on left back neck. Related?
See Your Doctor: Acne causes inflammation/infection in the hair follicle units of the skin; reactive regional lymph nodes can occur. Your son's history of "bad acne" would support finding a prominent lymph node in this area however additional features are needed to confirm a benign nature eg. consistency, mobility. See your doctor for definitive assessment & to evaluate adequacy of your son's present acne regimen ...Read more
Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?
Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more
The past week I've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?
Go see yr Doctor: Any enlarged node, unless caused by a sore throat/infection, needs medical attention. Migraine is probably unrelated to the neck node, yet a medical exam and treatment is necessary and will help you control it and make you feel well if you take a triptan medication which can work wonders to control a migraine. ...Read more
What would cause a swollen lymph node on the back of the head in the center of the neck? Is that possible? And what causes it's been there a while.
Yes: If there are pox on the face and head, lymph nodes behind ears will get swollen as they fight the infection. Watch for a tender node, red overlying a node, as they can require antibiotics in a complicating infection. Feel better soon! ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node behind my left ear. Very painful. It has been about 2 days. What could be causing it?
I've had a swollen lymph node behind my right ear for 13 months. It is hard. Randomly, it gets bigger and then goes back to size.Haven't been sick. Why?
Lump behind ear: Could mean a lot of things. Would first have your doctor check out your ears, nose and throat for possible ear or sinus/throat infection. It might not even be a node. Other considerations are cysts, sterile abscess or lipoma, benign or malignant tumors can also present like this. A doctor should be able to make that distinction by proper physical exam and order further testing as needed. ...Read more
I've had a swollen lymph node behind my right ear for 11 months now. It still hasn't gone away. Randomly it gets bigger but then goes back to size. Why?
I may: Represent infection in the ear, or the scalp. A painful node is usually an infected node. Some manage by "empiric" antibiotics, but a careful exam for source, possible aspiration for culture may yield results. Stabe nodes can be biopsied or removed but chance of finding lymphoma or cancer as quite improbable. ...Read more
Enlarged lymph node : This can be reactive, due to an infection or healing from a scratch or bite on your head, which is most common. If your bump is tender, painful or persists for more than a couple weeks, you should see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
A few things: Generally speaking, infection or inflammation cause swollen lymph nodes. In response to an infection, the lymph nodes increase production of immune cells to fight the infection, increasing their size and creating some tenderness in the process. Some certain types of cancers can also cause similar swelling. Simple blood tests can evaluate these possibilities, but the vast majority are not cancer. ...Read more
Infectiion.: Infection in an adjacent area.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Lymph nodes can enlarge to inflammation, infection and even cancer in the near vicinity. A sew in weave can cause an immune response, thus leading to lymph node swelling. If you have any signs or symptoms of infection such as fever or redness, pain and swelling at the weave site you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more
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