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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?

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

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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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?

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

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Why would I have swollen lymph node in neck and behind ear swollen does this mean I have infection had a CT was negative?

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

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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?

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

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2 swollen lymph nodes behind ear. Extremely tired, itchy little bumps and a line of bruises? anything to worry about?

2 swollen lymph nodes behind ear. Extremely tired, itchy little bumps and a line of bruises? anything to worry about?

German measles: Or rubella is a possibility. Would recommend checking in with your doctor since the rash is something that will have to be actually seen, Otherwise, your symptoms are suggesting a viral illness. ...Read more

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I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?

Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more

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Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?

Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more