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Just under my chin feels like a lump and hurts when I touch

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Just under my chin feels like a lump and hurts when I touch it, I also feel like I have fluif (catarhh) in my ears and its not easy to swallow. I dont have a fever or any cold symptoms
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How long has this been going on for?

Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?

How large is the lump and where, exactly, is it located?

Can you upload a picture of the lump?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I felt pain in my glands sunday morning and my ears have felt bad for 3 days. You can feel a lump rather than see it, I felt it today and it feels more tender this evening

Ok. The most likely cause of the lump under your chin, given what you have posted, is a lymph node. It might also be an inflamed/infected salivary gland. An examination by your doctor would be able to tell the two issues apart with brief exam.

Even though you are not experiencing other cold symptoms I would bet that your issue is related to a viral infection. Of course, it may be from a tooth/gum issue, bacterial infection, sinus issue etc.

The best thing since things seem to be getting worse, would be to see your MD. I think this is a better course of action then trying home therapy, only to find yourself getting worse and the unable to get in to see your MD before the weekend.

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