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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What do lumps behind the ears indicate?

I had a sever ear infection in oct left side. A wick was placed for med. Took oral antibiotic Mid Nov I found one large nodule and one small behind ear and edge of neck. Had ultrasound a third was found. I had taken my second antibiotic. Beginning of Dec MRI. Said all ok Third round antibiotic. Nodules reduce in size. I still have swollen gland under jaw bone and feel tightness in sides of neck. And occasional pain from the left side towards throat. Sharp sudden pains. Still worried...No explanations. Do I need to look further ?
Tue, 26 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It seems like swollen lymph nodes which is quite common after a bout of ear infection. No need to worry as it will subside once infection controlled. Continue antibiotics as advised by your doc.

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