Re: lump under my jaw
OK, so I decided to get a second opinion to be sure. I made an appointment with a world reknowned ENT doctor that specializes in tumors of the neck and salivary glands. At first he could not feel the lump, but then I moved it to the outside of my jaw and he could feel it. He said that it felt like a lymph node that was borderline enlarged. He said that it was probably chronically enlarged because of my bad teeth problems. He said that there was a slight chance it could be a parotid tumor, but given that the lump had not grown for two years, it was most likely benign f it was a tumor. Still, he believes it is just an enlarged lymph node.
So, the Doc. scheduled me for a ultrasound of my neck which I had today. The technician looked all around and did not find anything suspicious. All she found was a solitary borderline enlarged lymph node under my jaw. She said I have a lymph node in the exact same spot on the other side of my that is not enlarged.
So, I am glad to know that it is a lymph node. The results will go to my ENT by Tuesday. Given the findings as related by the technician, I am not sure if the Dr. will do a FNA. Either way, I'm feeling a lot better as far as my nerves are concerned.