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Old 08-28-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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small hard lump below ear behind lower jaw

I have a hard lump under my right ear and behind the jaw. It does not hurt nor does it move. It seems to be pushing the right side of my jaw outwards about 2-3 centimeters.

 
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Re: small hard lump below ear behind lower jaw

There are lymph nodes located in this area. Are you ONLY feeling the lump on the one side and not the other? It sounds like 2-3 cm can mean that it is slightly enlarged IF it is indeed a lymph node. Have you happened to have any allergies/sickness recently? This can cause lymph nodes to become swollen and harder.

 
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Re: small hard lump below ear behind lower jaw

This is a very common area to get cysts.

 
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Re: small hard lump below ear behind lower jaw

I have the same thing, it is a tumor on my parotid gland (not a cyst). I have had it for over 12 years. The ENT always wants to remove it because, although mine aspirates begnign, they can become cancerous. I would check with an ENT to see if this is what you also have.

 
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Re: small hard lump below ear behind lower jaw

Yes, it was on only one side.


The swelling has gone down but I can still feel the lump on the right side. There is no bump present on the left side.

 
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