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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?
Physical examination: Please have a MD examine your husband. If confirmed & it persists for : more weeks, I recommend s biopsy. ...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?
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
I noticed 3 raised small lumps (like size of pea) near my left ear. I'm worried it's swollen lymph node. I had a raised pea-lump on bottom chin before?
I feel tender pain just below my left ear lobe. Could it be for swollen lymph node. However there are no signs or rashes in that particular area.
I had a sore lump under my left ear lobe a Dr. Said swollen lymph node. It went away but came back and grew rapidly while eating chew/swallow worsen?
What to do if I have two small slightly hard bumps behind my left ear. Are these swollen lymph nodes?
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Swollen lymph node behind ear around 1cm size. A bit hurts when pressed. No other symptoms. What is it?
Scalp issue?: Lymph nodes in the neck ofter get enlarged due to issue with the scalp, e.g., dandruff. Wash your scalp daily with any shampoo. Check your node every couple of weeks, not more frequently. If it doubles in size or other nodes get enlarged, see a doctor, otherwise watchful waiting is appropriate. ...Read more
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