A 39-year-old member asked:
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what would cause a knot on the side of my neck right below my ear?

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: There are many possibilities, including enlarged lymph nodes, cysts of the neck, or salivary gland issues. You may need a CT or MRI scan for further study depending on location and your symptoms. Some cases go on to require biopsy. See a board certified ENT doctor (otolaryngologist) to get it checked out.
Answered on Sep 28, 2019

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