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Swollen gland near ear on face where jaw hinges?

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Old 09-14-2004, 05:42 PM   #1
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Swollen gland near ear on face where jaw hinges?

To anyone who has advice:

I have a swollen sore spot on my cheek near my ear, where my jaw hinges. It hurts, and when I open my mouth it bulges out. Does anyone know what the hell is going on....

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Old 09-14-2004, 09:07 PM   #2
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Re: Swollen gland near ear on face where jaw hinges?

Sounds like your parotid gland. It is this large salivary gland that starts just in front of the ear. I don't know much about problems with the gland, but that might help you search the internet for possibilities. Good luck.

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