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Dr. Robert Stachler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Swollen lymph nodes but no infection doc says, on amtrymitline for headaches, but what is hard lump behind jaw under ear if I have no infection?

Dr. Robert Stachler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Swollen lymph nodes but no infection doc says, on amtrymitline for headaches, but what is hard lump behind jaw under ear if I have no infection?

Lymph node: You probably have a lymph nose on the mastoid process. A bony part behind the ear. Have an ENT look at it. They will sort the problem out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
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Small hard lump under right ear behind lower jaw. Have had it for at least 5 years now. What could cause this and what affordable ways could treat it?

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
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Many things: It could be a cyst, tumor, swollen lymph node, etc. Get a referral from your dr. For this to be biopsied, and removed properly. The fact it's been there for 5 yr leads me to believe it is not too serious, but get it removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
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I have a lump under my ear lobe, behind/next to my jaw line and it's only on my left side, I did size up my gauges but it's only on my left side. ?

Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
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I have a lump under my ear lobe, behind/next to my jaw line and it's only on my left side, I did size up my gauges but it's only on my left side. ?

See an ENT: Have this lump evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Hi, I am in Russia. While here, I have had several sores around my left jaw line, and an occasionally sore lump under my left ear right behind my jaw.

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Hi, I am in Russia. While here, I have had several sores around my left jaw line, and an occasionally sore lump under my left ear right behind my jaw.

Not clear: Not clear from your description of sores are on inside or outside of mouth. In any case, abnormal, can have multiple causes. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam/treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Hi , I have a grape sized lump under my left ear right behind my jaw bone. I am gauging my ears, & that ear is sore, so could it be just a infection?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Hi , I have a grape sized lump under my left ear right behind my jaw bone. I am gauging my ears, & that ear is sore, so could it be just a infection?

Yes: It could be "just an infection", but this should be evaluated by your doctor and treated appropriately. If you were concerned that this lump might be a cancer that seems improbable, but a doctor needs to see it and feel it to be certain what it is likely to be due to. ...Read more

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Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
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On amtrymitline for headaches, hard lump under ear behind jaw for 6 months but doc says no infection. Blood tests fine and dentist says teeth ok too?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Continue diagnosis: Ruling out possible causes is the art of diagnosis. Knowing what it isn't is the pathway to figuring out what it is. No infection means other possibilities need to be considered, for example many people have benign fatty tumors called lipomas that sometimes present this way. Continue with your physician or find one interested in getting to the bottom of your concern for the best result. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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Hard lump behind lft ear, then another lower down behind ear. painful to touch and pain shoots down jaw and neck, help??

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Hard lump behind lft ear, then another lower down behind ear. painful to touch and pain shoots down jaw and neck, help??

See doctor: This is likely an infection which requires a doctor's exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Mintz
Board Certified, Geriatrics
62 years in practice
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I have this small lump below my ear and behind my jaw on the left side. When i touch it i get a little bit of pain behind my ear and in my jaw.

Dr. Milton Mintz
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I have this small lump below my ear and behind my jaw on the left side. When i touch it i get a little bit of pain behind my ear and in my jaw.

This probably a: Lymph gland- - usually proceeded by a nearby infection. If it persists, see pcp. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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I have a painful lump behind my jaw and behind my ear>what is it?

Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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I have a painful lump behind my jaw and behind my ear>what is it?

probably an ...: Inflamed lymph node. The tail of the parotid also extends to this area and may cause your problem. See an ent. ...Read more

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