Hi, I know this has been covered before and i have rea the other posts, but am still wondering about what is causing this symptom. Approx half an inch behind and down from my ear i have really hard, sore lumps, plus one on the back of my head where it joins my neck. I presume these are swollem glands. However when i asked my doctor he felt roughly along my jaw line and said there was no problem. When i tried to explain where they were he replied that hes not bothered about those sort of glands. I dont know what he means by this. Even though they fluctuate a little up and down throughout the day - being worse in the morning and evening, they have remained solid for over ten months now. I have always presumed that swollen glands (if thats what they are) are a sign of the immune system trying to fight something, however, my white blood cel count is now down and i am in a phase of not catching things, after 2 year of catching everything going. I suppose my question is if anyone knows what is causing this, so i can try and address it.