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If i move my hand along the bottom of my jaw all the way to the end i can feel a small ball. what is this? if i move my hand along the bottom of my jaw all the way to the end i can feel a small ball. all i need to do is place one finger along the bottom e

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This : This is likely to be a swollen submandibular lymph node which has become enlarged due to your cold or sore throat.
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
The : The submandibular gland - or saliva gland is also in that area and can also be enlarged and cause pain. But i agree with the previous answer as it is likely an enlarged lymph node, as there are hundred of them in the neck and they enlarge in response to infection.

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