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Swollen Lymph Node Behind Left Ear
Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more
Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more
Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more
You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that means it could be an infection or inflammation in those areas. I would recommend seeing a physician, specially if you have been sexually active or have any genital ulcer/lesion. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more
Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection. ...Read more
Huge Swollen lump inside left nostril, entire left nostril swollen, left lymph nodes painful swollen, left jaw and eye in pain, what could this be?
Nothing good!!: This could be a bad infection and it is in a very sensitive area that could spread and cause some real trouble so go see a doctor now. i wouldn't wait. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Infection: The most common reason for lymph node swelling would be infection such as an ear or scalp skin infection. However any lymph node that remains enlarged without active or recent infection should likely needs to be evaluated by a medical personnel. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have swollen lymph node in front of left ear pain over left clavicle swollen lymph node in right armpit and thore throat. Cause? What should I do?
Having ear fullness. Also feels like lymph node behind my earlobe next to jaw is swollen. Ear infection?
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
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