I Have A Swollen Gland Under My Earlobe,little Pea Sized Balls Can Be Felt And Its Very Tender.

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Asked by Marsha

I Have A Swollen Gland Under My Earlobe,little Pea Sized Balls Can Be Felt And Its Very Tender.

they have been there for 3 days and seem to be growing.I dont think these are lymphnodes.these are right next to my ear.should I be worried? they're sore.

Answer

There are lymph nodes under your ear lobes and they can become swollen during a localized infection. An infection can be present that can cause those lymph nodes to swell without your having the symptoms of a cold. Of course, as with any symptom, if it persists, get it checked out by your doctor.

Click on the URL below for an image showing lymph nodes in the neck. (Bear in mind that we're all slightly different anatomically.)

http://www.health-fitness.com.au/images/lymph-nodes.jpg