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I have a lump in my throat, on the right side. its been a

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I have a lump in my throat, on the right side. it's been a week and it's painful to swallow, especially when eating or drinking. What cout it be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
Where is this lump exactly?
Inside?
A tonsil?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
inside, just below my right jaw
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
This is a sub mandibular gland
Often they swell during a throat infection
Is your throat sore?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
no, my throat is not sore, but the first day I had it, the whole right side of my head was hurting. and it gets worse at night
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
OK
This can infection n the gland
It usually clears up
If it doe not it is possible to have a stone in the gland and bacteria infection
Then antibiotics are needed...an ENT doctor can help and remove the stone
Suggest that if it is improving give it a few more days then see your doc.
good luck

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I also caused pain in my top gums( the right side), and the lump seems to change the size
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
submanibular gland lumps change
You also want to make sure you don't have a tooth abscess
I would get this examined tomorrow or the next day then, latest
could be bacterial
good luck
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
what is a tooth abscess. could it be the cause or it"s the side effect of the infection? sorry I'm asking too many questions; I'm just worried
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 2 years ago.
An infection of the gum or tooth
the same bacteria could infect the gland
All easily treatable with antibiotics
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