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Forum Name: Esophageal Cancer

Question: Swollen lymph node and ear ache

 blue5476 - Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:46 pm

I am 23 year old female. Recently I have been waking up with a tight throat and dull ear pain on my left side. I also noticed that my lymph node next to my throat under my chin is swollen. It is movable and I think a bit tender. I don't think it is hard. My throat can also get soar from time to time. I do not have any sinus drainage. Can you tell me why this would be happening?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon May 28, 2007 2:21 pm

User avatar Your symptoms are consistent with a viral infection or possibly a bacterial infection of the lymph node. If your symptoms are not improving, or are getting worse, over the next few days I would recommend you be seen by your doctor. The bacterial infections sometimes need antibiotics to clear up.

Best wishes.

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