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Swollen Lymph Node Behind Right Ear
I have a "swollen lymph node" behind right ear for about 3 wks. Saw dr who said its immovable and hard and referred me to ENT. Should I be concerned?
Cervical lymph node : It is true that an immobile cervical lymph node should be checked by an ENT specialist. You are doing the right thing and should not worry until after the specialist takes a look. If you are a smoker use this as an opportunity to decide to quit. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node behind right ear. Its hard as a rock. Really bad headaches on right side. Ears ringing lately. Weak and tired, what's wrong!?
See MD ASAP: Rock hard node can be trouble and should be evaluated...Possibly biopsied. You first need a good exam and blood tests. Because of your age and symptoms, i'm guessing it's just infection- but get checked out! ...Read more
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.Havent 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
I find random scabs on the back of my scalp that bleed when i scratch them. I have also had a swollen lymph node behind my right ear. Why do I have?
I have this swollen lymph node behind my right ear. I have also been having frequent migraines( once a week), I have a stiff neck also.
I do not currently have a family doctor, so I went to a local convenient care. The doctor gave me a shot for the naus
Soft pea size red painful lump behind right ear and feels like its dripping , also a swollen lymph node below the ear near jawline. What to do ?
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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