I have a few above and under my sternoclidomastoid of my left and right sides of my neck
. Occasionally my occipital glands
will swell and be painful. Recently, the glands
under my ear, next to my mastoid process are swollen and painful. I have no drainage in my ears. I went to a hematologist/oncologist who sent me for blood work and CT scans. I had mono in 2006, and sometimes it shows up in my blood work again and again; however, my blood work this time is all normal.