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I found a knot on my neck behind my ear
About a week ago I noticed a small, hard knot right behind my ear.  It is about the size of a pea, pretty firm and causing me minor pain.  And, maybe I am being paranoid, but the more I felt around, I found another right behind my ear and one more behind my ear where my hair line starts.  Both are about half the size of a pea but still very sensitive to the touch. Can someone help me?  Thanks
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Hi.
The head and neck area has an extensive network of lymph nodes.  There is a possibility that the knot behind your ear is an enlarged lymph node, perhaps secondary to an acute or chronic infection near the area.  An ear infection can cause the lymph nodes behind the ear to enlarge.  However, there are other conditions that can present with enlarged lymph node/s in that area.  Examples include lymphoma and carcinoma.  
You may want to consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Good luck.      
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