Swollen glands behind the ear

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Avatar m tn Swollen glands behind the ears are often the result of an infection in the scalp. This is not the case! However, two weeks ago, I did have a small entry wound behind my right ear when my house pet cat of six months of age, scratched the same area with her paws and could feel one nail going in. 24 hours later, I noticed the right side of my lymph gland, nearest and just below my right ear, grew in size (feels more like a hard crystal marble and has maintained the same size since, small).
1626225 tn?1306462718 I have sharp pains like lighting on the left side of my head from bottom of my neck where the glands are to behind the ear and some times they are so sharp that it leaves the area kind of numb. They last about 2 seconds. My neck is very tender and the doctor thinks that it might be related to my acid reflux problems. can anyone help me.
1548905 tn?1303334609 These days, I found pain swollen glands in my neck, behind my ear and under groin. Today, I went to see the doctor, he confirmed the swollen glands. And he also found I have sore throat, I dont feel anything about it. All the swollen glands cannot be seen by appearance. I dont have fever, no diarrhea, no weight loss. I also did the normal blood test, which showed WBC, RBC and all others are good. I am still concered abou HIV infection. I am wondering the risk of being infected by HIV.
Avatar n tn However spinal compression will not. The glands in the neck are present on either side of midline, under the jaw, behind the ear, and above the collar bone. If they are swollen, you will be able to feel them easily. I would suggest that you consult your PCP once to see if there are swollen glands or not and to investigate the cause of pain. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn I'm a 41 year old female with swollen gland behind my right ear. Been there for over a year now. I have swollen gland under my right arm for 3years now. I have a swollen gland under my left arm for over 7 months. I now have swollen glands in right side of my neck by the collarbone. I am tired all the time and I break out in a sweat for no real reason, for the last few months.I am now losing weight with no effort at all. I have been on thyroid meds for the last ten years for hypothyrodism.
Avatar n tn Hi. I have a swollen gland behind my right ear..located on the bone directly across where the earlobe begins to form. I have had this swollen gland for 2 1/2 months now, and a CBC was done which came back normal. I was not sick when this gland became swollen, and have not been sick since.
Avatar n tn So, what could be causing these jabbing pains which vary but are always in the same places (ie groin seam between leg and groin, up a but round the waist, behind the ear at the bottom) Thanks
Avatar n tn Since the swollen lymph node has been present for such a long time,so I would advise you a FNAC)fine needle aspiration cytology) done to see the cause behind the swollen lymph node.pls consult an ENT surgeon for the same. Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.
Avatar n tn Groin area (inguinal region) Armpit (axilla) Neck (there is a chain of lymph nodes on either side of the front of the neck, both sides of the neck, and down each side of the back of the neck) Under the jaw and chin Behind the ears On the back of the head (occiput) The lymph nodes can become swollen. This generally results from infection, inflammatory conditions, an abscess, or cancer. Other causes of enlarged lymph nodes are extremely rare.
Avatar m tn However, I have caught chlymedia and took antibiotics Lately I have noticed both my glands under my ear and behind my jaw has been swollen (I think it is my parotid gland), it does not hurt and it doesn't seems to be red, it really bothers me but I noticed if I don't think about it much it seems to be not as swollen , it will be different sizes through out the day (shrinking down and going back up to its size), there was a couple nights that I consumed alcohol and the during that time the swe
Avatar f tn I have no other symptoms or anything but it is really starting to scare the heck out of me can someone tell me what it is...And btw I was at the doctor for a check up and they said none of my glands were swollen were they wrong? Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn I suddenly have a lump that showed up on the my right ear just below the ear lobe, its small but very painful to touch and is very hard. It moves when you touch it and it has caused my ear a slight swelling. It's not red or anything and the ear lobe doesn't hurt when it's touch, if anyone has some kinda of info on what it could be please email me at ***@****.
Avatar n tn Hi! About a week ago the glands in my neck started to swell on both sides of my neck and were very sore then i also have another gland on the base of the back of my head that is swollen and sore. A few days after the swelling i had a sore throat and blisters on both sides of my tounge this went away in afew days but the glands are still swollen!What is wrong??
Avatar n tn Hi i was told by the doctor in the hiv forum that small 0.5cm lump behind ear would be a symptom for hiv but i have since seen a post from a person who has hiv complaining of a lymph node behind his/her ear? is it even possible to not have any symptoms then get them like 7 months later?
Avatar n tn I'm almost done with the bottle but the glands are still swollen. I'm very worried. I wondered if it could be more and i'm being very paranoid. I've even though about HIV infections but i took a HIV test in 2005 and it was negative and i've been with the same person and no one else since 2003. Sometimes they appear to be going down and then as soon as i touch them they come back up. Any suggestions. I'm freaking out.
Avatar m tn a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin which may affect the scalp, ears, back, face,and may occur anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape. This may be caused by blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles, and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts. If they continue to grow, they may become unsightly, painful, or infected.
Avatar f tn Many oils are released behind the ears via the sweat glands...one may be plugged. I had to apply hot, wet compresses on it and, instead of squeezing it, I pulled outward around the surrounding area. It stretched it out and finally it began draining. Its kinda gross...thick, icky smelling pus like substance came out. After the initial drain, I them squeezed and MORE gunk came out. Its likely you will have to deal with these for the rest of your life...
Avatar n tn Sometimes, CT scan, X-ray and biopsy are also required to determine the exact causes. The treatment of swollen lymph nodes including the one that appears behind the ear, depends mainly on the underlying causes. However, if they are painful and also growing in size, then it is better to consult a physician to detect the underlying cause.
Avatar n tn I also have a painful bump - very small, maybe smaller than the size of my fingertip - that I just noticed a few days ago directly behind my right ear, in the "middle" and sort of on top of my skull, not near the soft part beneath the earlobe.
Avatar n tn I have a lump behind my right ear that is rather larger than the normal one I have behind the left. I have been felling dizzy for about a week, and my balance is off. What should I do.
Avatar m tn Tonight, I can also feel it in my ear, along with the back right side of my tongue. The pain in the glands is so sore, painful to the touch. My ear and tongue are nowhere near as painful. Any ideas or clues? I appreciate any responses :) I am new to this site and the forums, and will fill in my profile soon!
Avatar n tn He also said he's not seen the glands in that area swell as the teeth in the top jaw drain to behind the ear, not under the jaw. I'm freaking out a bit as to the cause of the glands, I even started worrying about having kissed a girl a week prior, but my doctor as good as laughed when i asked him about HIV as he said its not a risk. it seems somewhat a coincidence that they would swell after such an invasive procedure and not have something to do with it?
Avatar f tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! The knots behind the ear seen after gauging the ear pinna can be due to swollen lymph node in response to infection or could be infected skin. It is more likely to be a swollen lymph node. Keep the area clean. Apply local antiseptic and antibacterial creams on the piercings. The swellings will go down in a few days after infection subsides. If you are mildly allergic to the material in the pierced ear, then also the swelling can persist. Please consult a doctor.
1761834 tn?1315841426 I assume that you are all talking about the Parotid Glands? They are the glands in front of the ears, that run down to the angle of the jaw. As many of you may already be aware, HCV itself can cause a sort of 'pseudo Sjogren's Syndrome, which often includes swelling of the Parotid glands. Treatment also can have the same effect, provoking auto-immune type reactions, like Parotid enlargement, dry and irritated eyes, joint issues, etc.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! It is difficult to comment without examination. Lump behind the ear could be an abscess, folliculitis (hair follicle infection), an infected cyst, an inflamed lymph node or a neurofibroma (localized harmless swelling in of nerve and connective tissue). Since there is a swelling in neck, it can be an abscess or an inflamed lymph node.
Avatar n tn Hi I have the similar problem as the person on top. Is it possible after getting the cyst out, that I could put my piercing back in?
Avatar m tn I have got some swollen Lymph Glands behind my right ear. They are sensitive to touch and feel hot. Around the area I have got a slight rash that is itchy and red. This is within the hair line and going down my neck. I'm not sure if this is some sort of bacterial infection or otherwise? Will this go by itself? Do I need a cream? Or should I treat it in some other way? Also, how long will it take for this to go down?
Avatar n tn It was worse when it started and the headaches were more like head pains (sharp pains in the back of my head). Now I just get pain on the right side of my head, behind the ear (is that a gland?) and down my neck. My neck gets stiff somtimes when I feel the pain. I ushally get these symptoms when I go out of the house and when I wake up in the morning. What can this be.
Avatar n tn (i actually never get sick maybe once a year with the cold) but i am really stressed out with school and exams and wonder if this is the cause. its been a week and the lymph gland behind my left ear seems to have gone down. but to my horror one appeared this morning and it is twice the size of the pea. it too hurts when i press and it is also moveable now i think i have aids because i decided to turn to the internet for advice and all i can read is swollen lymph glands means hiv. please help !
Avatar n tn Hey guys, maybe someone can help me with this, about a week and a half ago i found this lump in my neck rught under the jaw towards the neck, its been sore and swollen, the pain seems to traven down the right side of my neck a little bit, the left side hurts ocassionaly but i cant seem to find a similar lump there.