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Swollen lymph node

I had a swollen lymph node near my ear one year back. Had medication and got reduced. But it is not completely gone. Still there is mild swelling but no pain though. Should I worry?
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Sharath Kumar K N
General Physician Mandya
Hello, I would not be concerned about this. It is fairly common for lymph nodes to become swollen during an infection then not shrink fully down to their original size. This leaves a small, nontender, movable lymph node that is often referred to as a shotty lymph node(I.e. resembling buckshot).  As long as the lymph node isn't changing there is likely nothing to worry about. 
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