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Swollen lymph node under jaw. Dr said its from a mild ear infection. Now just felt another pea sized lymph node which is a posterior cervical node. ?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: May be normal.

Lymph nodes sometimes swell and get painful without an obvious cause.
When nodes are "stony" hard, very large or progressively increasing in size and number we try to find a source. Localized lymph edema (LA) is usually related to trauma or infection in the local area as your doc suggests. Generalized LA may represent HIV / TB or infectious mono.

In brief: May be normal.

Lymph nodes sometimes swell and get painful without an obvious cause.
When nodes are "stony" hard, very large or progressively increasing in size and number we try to find a source. Localized lymph edema (LA) is usually related to trauma or infection in the local area as your doc suggests. Generalized LA may represent HIV / TB or infectious mono.
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