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A 24-year-old female asked:

hard swollen gland or lump behind right ear for about 4/5 months now. only on one side, and only slightly swollen. ?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ans: Possibly a lymph node. Once inflamed takes several months to resolve. Keep an eye on and see if it is getting small. If gets larger or does not go away in 6 to 8 mo. See your doctor

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