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Swollen Lymph Node Behind Left Ear
Husband has swollen lymph nodes behind left ear, unsure how long few weeks at least. Two swollen spots and not sure if I should be worried?
I have a swollen lymph node behind my left ear. Very painful. It has been about 2 days. What could be causing it?
Over the last day I have found a swollen lymph node behind my left ear, it is painless. What could it stem from? Is it cancer?
Reactive process: A reaction to a skin infection would be the most common reason for an enlarged node. Most doctors would place you on antibiotics for a couple weeks. If the node persists an fna (fine needle aspirate) can be obtained so that a pathologist could review the cells involved in this process. See your doctor. ...Read more
Hello! I have had a swollen lymph node behind my left ear since I was 19, literally ten years now! I do not have any chronic medical problems, aside from scoliosis that I'm seeing a chiropractor for. My pcp simply said one time "I don't worry about them u
This is a common-: -place for a node to always be there. Funny you should ask, when I was in med school we had a poker club & 1 nite I felt a node behind my right ear & thought I had something serious, but I'm still here & so is the node. Studying medicine you can imagine the diseases that I thought I had. Don't worry, it's a normal place for a node 2 B there,was there before you felt it & will always B there. ...Read more
Have a swollen lymph node behind my left ear for 3 years now. It stays the same size had blood work and CT scans, not on any medications. Have ibs?
A lump show up behind my left ear in the crease, just before the ear lobe starts, is this a swollen lymph node and should I see a doctor?
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