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Old 08-31-2003, 08:50 PM   #1
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Post Swollen Lymph Node

I now have a sore, swollen Lymph node behind my right ear...

another reason I don't think it's TMJD...

of course, I'd rather TMJD considering Swollen Lymph Nodes are the #1 sign of Cancer.
The search for a diagnosis is long and painful...

Old 08-31-2003, 09:31 PM   #2
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I have a mass behind my right ear that no one seems to know what it is, it wont even massage out. How did they diagnois that you had a lymph node, was it an MRI or cat scan?

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Old 08-31-2003, 09:37 PM   #3
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Hi Jamie,

My Doctor once told me that swollen lymph nodes are also a sign that your body is fighting off an infection. He said it could be as simple as a slight infection in a knick from shaving. I had one on my groin and right away I panicked that something else was wrong. He of course was right that time and it did go away on it's own in a week or so.

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Old 08-31-2003, 09:41 PM   #4
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I have some lymph nodes that are constantly swollen and I have TMJD. Do make sure that you get it checked out though.

Old 09-01-2003, 08:28 AM   #5
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Hi Jamie,

My initial symptoms of TMJ actually began with a swollen lymph node. My specialist explained the lymph node as an indication that my jaw joint was getting worn down and therefore causing bacterial or viral infections. At first I thought I may have leukemia or cancer. But after taking antiobiotics for a week, the lymph node completely went away.

Old 09-01-2003, 08:47 PM   #6
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What kind of doctor makes the diagnosis that you have one?

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