I noticed the lymph nodes behind both of my ears (the posterior auricular lymph nodes) are enlarged. At least, I think they are enlarged. They are about half the size of a pea and flattened, not too big. Is that normal or no?
The one behind the left ear gets shooting pains. It has been getting shooting pains every now and then for months. I used to think that it was just muscle pain or something, I didn't realize until today that the pain was coming from the lymph node itself. In my mind a swollen lymph node is fine as long it's not growing and not painful.
Now I am really scared. My left cervical lymph node has been enlarged for months and my doctor is watching it. Figuring out that this pain is also coming from a possibly enlarged lymph node--well you can probably guess what I want to google. But I'm not going to let myself google it, I decided to come here first and see what you guys think. Please, help me.