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Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


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Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph node behind knee, help?

Enlarged lymph node behind knee, help?

.: It's probably not a lymph node, could be a baker's cyst. If your knee is swollen then get it checked out. If your whole knee is swollen then you also need evaluation. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Jaw pain and lymph nodes swollen?

Pain/nodes: Possible infection of teeth (abscesses) or gums. Possible traumatic occlusion from malocclusion requiring Orthodontic care. Possible parafunctional habits. Possible gum disease. Possible wisdom tooth eruption problem. No clear cut answer available without examination and x-rays. In other words, please call your Dentist for evaluation and either treatment or referral to appropriate specialist ...Read more

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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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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin. Advice/tips?

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin. Advice/tips?

Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck related to head pain?

Unlikely...: Unless there is acute infection or inflammation involving the meninges. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

Swollen lymph nodes in left groin, tender to touch.

You need to see MD: Swollen tender lymph node is sign of infection or inflammation. In this particular region they drain the genital area and part of the thigh, that means it could be an infection or inflammation in those areas. I would recommend seeing a physician, specially if you have been sexually active or have any genital ulcer/lesion. I hope you will feel better. ...Read more

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Swollen occiptal lymph node from muscle pain?

Swollen occiptal lymph node from muscle pain?

Possible: Occitipalis, temporalis and splenius muscles can be a trigger points for head, neck and TMJ muscle strain... ...Read more

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Why do lymph nodes behind your ear swell?

Why do lymph nodes behind your ear swell?

Infection: The most common reason for lymph node swelling would be infection such as an ear or scalp skin infection. However any lymph node that remains enlarged without active or recent infection should likely needs to be evaluated by a medical personnel. Good luck ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one swollen neck lymph node?

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, one  swollen neck lymph node?

Virus: Statistically, it's a viral infection. If fever accompanies the sore throat, or it lasts for more than 72 hours, or if your pain gets so bad to prevent even swallowing your saliva, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause swollen neck lymph nodes?

Can an ear infection cause swollen neck lymph nodes?

Not directly: The swollen lymph nodes may be part of a viral infection and the otitis may have followed. I don't believe that the otitis itself caused swollen lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more

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Painful swollen right side groin lymph nodes?

Nearby infection: Painful swollen lymph nodes on one side may often suggest that you have a nearby infection on that side. It should resolve when the infection goes away. The swollen lymph node suggests that your body is working to fight infection. ...Read more

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Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Tender lymph nodes in neck with head pain/what is it?

Could be...: A few different things. Tender is usually a good sign. If you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes & you struggle with allergies or have a cold, those could cause it. However if you have a very lg node/nodes, it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node on right side sore throat?

Swollen lymph node on right side sore throat?

Sore throat: Swollen gland or adenopathy indicates an infection on that side. Ln's. Are present to filter our blood from bacteria or virus's. You should let your dr know what is going on. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node, sore throat on same side as lymph node?

Swollen lymph node, sore throat on same side as lymph node?

Family practice : Enlarged lymph node on same side as an infection means it is trying to filter out your system. You may have strep throat or possibly a virus which can cause an enlargement see your dr. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes make neck muscles tight?

No, no effect on mus: But they can be tender if there is infection in the throat. ...Read more

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Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck swollen under right ear and jaw cancer?

Neck nodes (glands): Enlarged can be viral throat infections, dental problems, and indeed cancer of the oro/oro-pharynx or lymphoma. Many go to the clnic, get anti-biotics and when the nodes remain see an ent/dentist for help. ...Read more

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What can cause inlarge lymph nodes along scalp behind ear?

What can cause inlarge lymph nodes along scalp behind ear?

Infection?: Lymph nodes can enlarge in the neck in response to infection. However, if an upper respiratory infection goes away and there is still enlargement that persists, it should be evaluated by a doctor. Infrequently, enlarged lymph nodes can be related to lymphoma, a type of cancer. ...Read more