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I have a swollen knot on the back of my ear, perhaps a swollen gland and pain down the neck just wondering what would cause this?

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replied November 14th, 2010
Gland Disorders Answer A17107
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the swollen gland on the back of your ear which is also called as post auricular lymphadenopathy, the probable causes of which could be infection of external ear, scalp, secondary syphilis and rubella.
You must consult your personal physician for definitive diagnosis as the same is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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