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Lump neck below ear along jawline. Tender and sore?

Lump neck below ear along jawline. Tender and sore?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such ...Read more


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My daughter 2yrs has a lump on her neck below her ear which has got bigger and have just found one on the back of her head ?

My daughter 2yrs  has a lump on her neck below her ear which has got bigger and have just found one on the back of her head ?

Lymph nodes: Both areas you describe are consistent with locations for lymph nodes to swell up. If she has had a cold, ear infection or any condition of scalp/face (ie cradle cap), the ones described could enlarge. Its a good and normal way for the body to screen out infections or other inflammatory condiitons form invading further into the body. If they keep getting bigger, have doc check them out. ...Read more

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My daughter has a lump on her neck below her ear which has got bigger and have just found one on the back of her head can you tell me what this is ?

My daughter has a lump on her neck below her ear which has got bigger and have just found one on the back of her head can you tell me what this is ?

Lymph glands in neck: There is likely never a week gone by in decades, without some worried parent or relative bringing me an infant or older kid with lumps in the neck that are healthy reactive lymph nodes. There are probably a dozen or more located in the neck that remain pea sized until stimulated by bug bites, drainage or a rash.They enlarge for wks then shrink back to resting size.Recheck if large >4wks. ...Read more

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I've had a lump in my neck below my ear for over a year and I have a few lymph nodes in my neck that are hard, but moveable. What could this be?

I've had a lump in my neck below my ear for over a year and I have a few lymph nodes in my neck that are hard, but moveable. What could this be?

Get needle biopsy: Usually a firm lump under the ear will be salivary gland tumor of some type. Firm nodes are always suspicious. Would suggest needle biopsy of the lump if for no other reason than peace of mind. ...Read more

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Small lump in right neck near area below ear and jaw. How big of a lump before worrying?

Worry now: Should be evaluated. Depends on the history and physical exam. Sooner is better later. ...Read more

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Large cyst like lump in neck under ear near jaw. It moves to touch. Related to allergies or cold? What is it?

Large cyst like lump in neck under ear near jaw.  It moves to touch. Related to allergies or cold?  What is it?

See a doctor.: In the area you mentioned, it could be a parotid gland problem. At your age it could be a blocked salivary duct. It could also be something more serious, so go to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

Lots of things : There are many different things that can present this way. The most common is an enlarged lymph node. I would recommend an md visit if the issue doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

May be unconnectedor: May not be related or could indicate a disorder suppressing neutrophils - e.g., lupus, lymphoma. ...Read more