I an enlarged, palatable lymph on one side of my neck. It is about the size of a small marble or large pea. Different doctors have said it is nothing to worry about. Can a doctor tell if something is wrong with an lymph node just by feeling it?
I have rheumatoid arthritis and have had the routine blood test that are taken for that, such as cbc and liver function, would these test show something abnormal?
The doctors say it is probably an infection, but this has been going on close to a year or more.
I also have chronic sinus problems that and chronic ear problems. Could that or the rheumatoid arthritis be the culprit. Should I press my doctor for more test and if so what test should I get done.
Thank you very much.
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replied March 10th, 2008
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Do you have swollen lymph nodes at other parts of your body?
Is this node painful or painless on touch?
What are the symptoms of chronic ear infection you are usually experiencing?
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replied July 11th, 2008
lymph nodes in 6 year old children
i took my daughter to the doctor today and they said that she had knots in her lymph nodes and in her arms. She has a slight kidney infection also. They sent her to do blood work and xrays and have a specialist coming in to check her. However I am very worried. I have 7 kids and sometimes forgot things that i shouldn't forget or a normal mother wouldn't forget. My daughter was sick also in April with a sever ear infection and cold. she also had knots in her lymph nodes then. the doctors gave her an antibiotic and told me to keep check on the the lymph nodes and if the knots didn't go away to bring her back. I can't remember if i checked them or not. I feel like a failure right now as a mother. I am so worried that if i didn't check her then that they never went away and now have moved to her arm. Has anyone ever been told that their 6 year old child had knots in their lymph nodes and arms? how has the out come been? what should i expect to happen and should i be worried like i am? the blood work came back that she has an infection but wouldn't the infection show up from her kidney infection in the blood work. and if so then the infection from the kidneys shouldn't make her lymph nodes enlarge should it? HELP PLEASE I AM SO DESPARATE RIGHT NOW. I AM BLAMING MYSELF FOR THIS HAPPENING TO MY DAUGHTER... THANKS FOR ANY COMMENTS ON THIS.
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replied January 2nd, 2009
lymph node in the ear.
i had my ear pierced a couple of months ago, 2 in the left and one in the right. I remove them and started to feel a lump growing in each pierced hole that has now closed up. this has been the case for the past 4 months now. I have done research and found out that the lumps are lymph nodes. how do I get rid of these lumps asap so that my ears can be re-pierced?
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replied January 12th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These signs and symptoms could be due to deviated nasal septum or allergy. Enlarge lymph node is due to ear or sinus infection. If you are suspecting sinister problem then go for LDH and CT paranasal sinuses.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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