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Dr. David, Board Certified MD
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Over the last 3 days I have had 2 lumps appear behind my

Customer Question

Hi there, over the last 3 days I have had 2 lumps appear behind my ear. One is quite large, one the bone, does not move and hurts a little when pressed in a certain area.
The other is opposite my lobe, smaller and softer, feels moveable and does not hurt. I experienced neck ache last week but that was all. I do not take any medication or allergic to anything. I am 24 year old female.
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I am worried in case it is something very serious, can you please let me know if you’ve seen this before ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 days ago.

this is Dr. David

these may be enlarged or reactive lymph nodes in your posterior neck

sometimes these lymph nodes can swell up as your body is fighting off infections

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I have not been noticeably ill or anything accept having coronavirus in February although the lumps appeared 3 days ago. Can they still fight infection even when you’re not noticeably sick ?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 days ago.

yes,

or they can be enlarged due to allergies as well

you should see a doctor and get them examined

do you have health insurance?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Thank you very much for your help David.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 days ago.

you are welcome