How To Deal With Swelling Of The Neck Under The Ear?
Hello, I am Iza, age 23 years There is swelling in the neck under the ear. I have experienced it for about 8 years. During the first year, I had been to the hospital. The doctor said I was Lymphoma, and had time to run a small operation. But, finally it didn’t work. Because the surgeon said it was too risky because the gland was close to the nerve. The gland was still present. In the past, often broke out and pus and blood came out. Not long after that swollen again. And so on that I experienced until now. And my oral cavity is also problematic. Many cavities and swollen gums in the cavities. Sometimes it also makes my ears hurt. Does it have something to do with my glandular disease,? I decided to pull out the remaining cavities. TP felt afraid there would be an effect on the lymph nodes.
Hello Fyza, thank you for asking.
First I have to make sure first that what you really mean is lymphoma and not lymphadenopathy or lymphadenitis. If it is true that you mean lymphoma, then the doctor is unlikely to take immediate action. That is because lymphomas are cancers (malignant tumors) in lymph nodes that are fast progressive (can cause rapid deterioration). Lymphomas can be divided into Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas depending on the microscopic findings of cells. If indeed the doctor says you have lymphoma, generally the doctor will immediately suggest further action. Actions can be surgery, then followed by chemoradiotherapy. If you have had lymphoma for 8 years and didn't get action, then you most likely have a general decline in physical condition and there is a high risk of metastasis. If your condition in general is still good, for example, do not experience drastic weight loss, do not experience chronic fatigue, do not often have fever without apparent cause, do not lose chronic appetite, do not experience infection with unclear source, then you must ascertain whether you really have lymphoma.
Another possibility is lymphadenopathy which is enlarged lymph nodes or lymphadenitis which is inflammation of the lymph nodes. Lymphadenopathy can be caused by infection, autoimmune disease, or malignant tumors. Lymphadenitis can be caused by bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections. If you often experience toothache and gum inflammation due to cavities, then it is possible that your lymph nodes have enlarged and infected as a result of infection in your oral cavity. Overcome problems with your teeth and gums, to reduce the possibility of recurrence of inflammation of the lymph nodes. Another possibility is mastoiditis, which is inflammation of the back of the ear which is a complication of an unresolved middle ear infection.
The best thing is for you to re-consult a doctor to determine the type of lymph node enlargement that you are experiencing. Next the doctor will give you the possibility of follow-up. Discuss carefully the choice of action with the treating doctor. Thus our explanation, hopefully helped. Regards.