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What could be the reason for swollen lymph nodes behind the ear ?

I have a hard lump behind my ear . I am not sick nor have any type of infection or cuts what could be the reason for my glands swelling?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

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This can be a simple reactionary lymph node, no need to worry if there is no pain. Do not try to feel it now and then or else it can become tender. Any more doubts you are welcome.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya Muralidhar's  Response
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A lump behind the ear could mean lymph nodes,a cyst, a swollen gland ,etc, it needs to be examined and most often if it is a lymph node, it persists without any symptoms for a long time , even after the infection has subsided

An examination and simple investigations will help in coming to a conclusion.
Answered: Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

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This appears to be a reactionary lymph node. These lymph nodes appear whenever there is any infection in or around the ear. If it is infective it would have been painful. So do not worry about it. No need of any medications and it will disappear after few days.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Tue, 15 Mar 2011
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