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Back of head, jaws and ears hurt after neck swells. Infection? Nodules inducing pain?

I went to my doctor because on the right side of my neck always hurts and it get swollen and the pain goes to my ear my jaw and the back of my head hurts bad so the send me for a ct scan and they said is just infection but infections almost every day so i came out ok but on my thyroid i have 3 nodules can that make me have those symtoms
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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Hi sir, as your doctor says swelling with pain in side of neck with pain radiating to ears and jaw is because of infection of the lymph node in neck.
Well regarding thyroid, thyroid is present in middle of neck and nodules in thyroid are usually asymptomatic. Its called nodular goitre.
It present s as swelling in front of neck but no do not worry about thyroid.
You can get a blood test to see how your thyroid are function ing.
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