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Swelling of lymph node nodules behind ears - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help yoiu
User :   i have a swelling of lymph node nodules behind ears
Doctor :   ok
User :   though - now the swelling is reducing
User :   what would be your advise
Doctor :   How long is this problme
User :   last 10 days
Doctor :   Do you have any health problems
Doctor :   even minor
User :   none
User :   slight cold
Doctor :   dandruff, mouth ulcer, caries tooth
User :   none of these
Doctor :   Do you have only one node
User :   No - Approx three
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   behind ears and one in the neck
Doctor :   Gender
User :   female
User :   age - 35
User :   location -
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
If yes how much/how often?
User :   none at all
Doctor :   how is the lymphnode is it soft/ firm / hard
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
Doctor :   weight loss, loss of appetite?
User :   no fever
User :   no wight loss
User :   no loss of appetite
User :   should i worry about this or stop worrying...
User :   is this common?
Doctor :   See the cervical lymphnode and auricular lymphnode
Doctor :   as common as it could be proven dangerous too
Doctor :   HTere are say hundreds of causes for enlarged lymphnodes
Doctor :   in neck and ear
User :   okay
Doctor :   common cold can cause the lymphnode
Doctor :   enlargement as the cancer
Doctor :   too
User :   cancer??????
Doctor :   So a physical examination is better at this time
User :   oh! my god!
User :   you mkean this could be cancer?
Doctor :   In your case its very difficult to say
Doctor :   wht could be reason fo rit
Doctor :   I dont have the intentions to panic you at all
Doctor :   Just putting the facts infront of you
Doctor :   so lymph node enlargement is very vague unless it is done for complete examination
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I hope the information is good for you
Doctor :   Bye
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