Does lymphangitis usually cause pain of the swollen lymph node?

Yes. Lymphangitis is an infection that travels in the lymphatic channels to the lymph nodes, which become swollen and usually very tender. This is a serious condition that can lead to sepsis if not treated with appropriate antibiotics.

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Can you tell me what is the cause of the swollen lymph node at the back of my ear?

Monitoring Centers. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more...