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Swollen Lymph Nodes Neck Behind Ear
Fleshy bump on forehead after a red bump at hairline showed. Next had swollen lymph nodes jaw, neck, behind ears. Bump's moving.Week ago.What is this?
Bumps: The presence of lymph node enlargement as describes suggests that the head and neck is fighting an infection. The original hairline lump was likely to be the sourse of the infection. The persistence of a lump after this amount of time needs review by a doctor. Probably this can be addressed by your primary care/family medicine doctor. ...Read more
Why would I have swollen lymph node in neck and behind ear swollen does this mean I have infection had a CT was negative?
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are always there. The are concerning if the get larger and don't reduce again. Any infection, tooth extraction, inflammation may make them larger. If you have tried antibiotics and its no better you can see an ent. It is possible to have a negative ct with enlarged lymph nodes ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes on the side of my neck and behind ear. Some of them hurt. I have had them for a month. Is this serious?
Likely benign, but: The neck is a very common place for mild lymph node enlargements. We do about 5-6 lymph node biopsies a day-from the neck-and most of them are benign. However if rapid growth is noted, or if bigger than 3cm, or if other symptoms develop you need to have it checked. The most common cause of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are a viral illness, a dental infection, skin infection and "other". ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes behind ear and one on neck for 6 weeks. Nauseous and tired. Blood work is normal. Any ideas on what this could be?
Nodes: Could be many things including a viral illness such as mono or a bacterial infection. If blood work is normal including Lyme if you have exposure. Suggest you see an ENT for a full evaluation which may include a scan or biopsy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen lymph node under jaw neck and behind ears under jaw 2 months ears and neck 2 days a lot of drinking and lack of sleep what can this be?
See MD: The lymph nodes are a sign of inflammation in your neck or throat be it from an infection or something else. Do you smoke or chew tobacco? Was your tooth just pulled? That may be the cause and you should see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
I have what i think to be swollen lymph node in my neck behind my ear near jaw it doesn't seem to be getting larger but it burns what can cause this?
For few wks, severe pain behind right ear, swollen lymph nodes in neck, severe fatigue.Yesterday, sharp pain started under left rib. What could it be?
Unclear: A tender lymph node and fatigue may suggest mononucleosis, but that is only one possibility; pain under the left rib cage may be related to spleen which is not inconsistent with mono. But, mono needs to be proven and if negative other causes need to be evaluated. Isolated lymph nodes are not usually a problem but occasionally are. Investigation should be able to differentiate. ...Read more
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