Is it red,swollen,tender to touch?
Any recent infection?
Since how long have you been suffering from?
Any other medical history?
Are you taking any medication?
It's a little hard to tell because I have a beard, but it doesn't appear to be swollen or red in the area. I just noticed the lump tonight. It doesn't hurt in any way. I am not on any medication. I have not had any medical issues concerning my jaw or mouth in the past.
Hello, Thanks for providing more information.
It is more likely to be an enlarged lymph node from some infection of inflammation in the area drained by the node.
It can also be an infection in the mastoid bone.
But if it becomes painful, you will need a course of antibiotic. For now, you can gently massage the area, apply ice pack.
Take OTC Motrin.
It'll subside by it's own in few days.But if it'll persist for more than a week then do get this checked by your doctor next week.
I hope this helps.
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But are lymph nodes attached to the lower jaw bone? I thought they were up by the ear or in the neck?
Also, if I'm been having problems with seasonal allergies, could this be a contributing factor?
Also, what do you mean "drained"? What gets drained?
Thanks for the follow-up.
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