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What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What causes swollen lymph node behind the ear?

Ear problem: If you have any trauma/cut/irritation/infection/inflammation around that ear- perhaps around the ear lobe, ear canals- you can have enlargement of the lymph node behind the ear. Systemic dusease like viral infection can also cause swollen lymph gland on the area. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

What can cause swollen lymph node behind the ear?

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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Everytime i get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog..I?

Everytime i get a swollen lymph node behind the ear it is accompannied by a massive headache that last for days leaving me like in a brain fog..I?

Infection: You're probably getting an infection somewhere in the area. Either the scalp or your ear. Next time it happens see an ENT while it is happening. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear.. What can I do to get it to go away/reduce the pain?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear.. What can I do to get it to go away/reduce the pain?

Infection: Lymph nodes swell when they are fighting off an infection. You need to identify and treat the underlying infection and the node should go down. See your doctor for help finding the infection and treating it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear I am not on any medication and am feeling very well is this normal?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear I am not on any medication and am feeling very well is this normal?

Get it checked: While having an enlarged lymph node without other symptoms is not entirely uncommon, it is hard to say whether your case is benign or caused by something else without getting a full history and performing an exam on you. This would include recent history of illness, insect or animal bites, recent vaccinations, and an examination for other enlarged nodes or signs of infection. See your doc! ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear that is painful and has happened before. ?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear that is painful and has happened before. ?

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

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I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and i've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what i know. Can this cause this to happen?

I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and i've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what i know. Can this cause this to happen?

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

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I have had a swollen lymph node behind my ear for my entire life. It is not painful and doesn't grow should I tell my doctor?

I have had a swollen lymph node behind my ear for my entire life. It is not painful and doesn't grow should I tell my doctor?

Yes: Always good to show your doctor when examined so that it can be documented as to characteristics and size in case something changes. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear I already know that i could have a pituitary gland tumour is my lymph node swollen because it's the tumour?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear I already know that i could have a pituitary gland tumour is my lymph node swollen because it's the tumour?

No, not true: Pituitary tumors do not spread into neck nodes...so you can get that out of your mind. Unless the neck node is bigger than 1 cm and growing in size, you can wait and watch. Otherwise go show it to your Primary care doctor for his/her opinion. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear on the mastoid bone but no sign of infection and has been there for over a month what could it be?

I have a swollen lymph node behind my ear on the mastoid bone but no sign of infection and has been there for over a month what could it be?

Lymph nodes that are: Small, not growing and stable in any part of the body are mostly benign. Lymph nodes are responsible for filtering any infection, inflammation around the area involved or it's a sign of tumor itself. Always follow up with your dr for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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