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Had craniotomy surgery two months ago and about a month I developed a swollen lymph node under ear side of surgery. Doc not concerned. Need testing?

Had craniotomy surgery two months ago and about a month I developed a swollen lymph node under ear side of surgery. Doc not concerned. Need testing?

Most likely not: The lymph nodes are like our drainage system. After a major surgery like that, there is bound to be some inflammation, cell debris that the lymph nodes have to handle. When they do, they typically become enlarged and/or hard/palpable. It should resolve in time, but isn't anything to be "worried" about. It's most likely normal physiology in response to surgery. ...Read more

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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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Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?

Mgt/workup: I would recommend an evaluation for TB. A chest radiograph and possibly cultures are indicated. When you have chickenpox, there also are lymph nodes which enlarge, but in six weeks should return to normal. ...Read more

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Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?

Can a long-term wisdom tooth eruption cause symptoms like swollen lymph nodes under chin, behind ear and enlarged gland right under the tongue ?

Yes, It is infection: Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. However, sometimes they appear many years later. If you are experiencing pain, swollen lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and i feel constant stiffness there?

Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and i feel constant stiffness there?

More info needed: Have you had any recent viral illness. Often viral illness can be associated with swollen glands. Any swollen glands under your arms or in your groin area? Thyroid issues need to be checked for as well, if you have the area you described as tender. Please be seen by your physician to get a good checkup and history and probably some blood tests too for Mono, cytomegalovirus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestion: I have really annoying swooshing sound in ear and swollen lymph nodes!?

Can you give me suggestion: I have really annoying swooshing sound in ear and swollen lymph nodes!?

Open eustachian tube: Possible eustachian tube disfunction, try antihistamines , decongestants or possibly nasal sprays if increased swelling and pain , get eveluation. ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes behind the ears. 1 just developed in a matter of hours and it's painful. Help!

I have two swollen lymph nodes behind the ears. 1 just developed in a matter of hours and it's painful. Help!

Lymph nodes in these: Areas carry lymph from the scalp and ears. Since it is on both sides, assuming that your ears are ok, check your scalp. If you have psoriasis, eczema or lesions on your scalp, or a reaction to a shampoo it could cause this. If you are having an ear problem see an ENT or your family doctor. For a scalp or skin problem see a dermatologist or your family doctor. ...Read more

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2 swollen lymph nodes below ear and a few other places and no other symptoms at all. Something to worry about? We are waiting for the blood results.

2 swollen lymph nodes below ear  and a few other places and no other symptoms at all. Something to worry about? We are waiting for the blood results.

Catscratch disease?: Single or few, large, mildly painful lymphnode(s) is the most common presentation after the initial several small papules(zit-like) at the site-of-infection/innoculation, usually 1-3 wks later. Most of the cases resolve on their own without treatment in 2-12 month, but some have fever/fatigue, headache, anorexia, joint pain, and other rare/severe symptoms. Consult to make sure this is catscratch. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes between ear and jaw?

Parotid nodes: The major sites of node involvement in the H&N area are related to the jugular nodes. If not of primary lymphomatous origin the nodes are metastatic usually from thyroid or oral squamous lesions metastatic to neck. In the area between ear and jaw the parotid is a major structure with multiple nodes either metastatic from cutaneous regions or from a primary parotid lesion. Bx may be needed. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

Swollen lymph nodes near ears and down jaw line with no other symptoms. Causes?

LAD DDx: The differential diagnosis (DDx) for lymphadenopathy is broad: Lymphadenopathy (LAD) A-Z DDx -- see Table 3 -- http://www.matheny.info/files/Habermann_Mayo_Clin_Proc_2000_75_723.pdf ...Read more