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i have a lump in the right hand side of my neck just behind

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i have a lump in the right hand side of my neck just behind my jaw bone what could it be
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Is this lump soft to touch ?

Do you have any tenderness over the area ?

Do you have a fever / throat irritation / ear ache ?

Regards,
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the lump is hard and tender around the area no fever/throat irritation or ear ache
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

How large is this lump ?

 

Since when do you have it ?

 

Regards,

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
noticed it was there a few days ago bout the size of a grape
Expert:  Dr.Saurabh Joshi replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

 

This is most probably an inflamed submandibular lymph node, that is felt as a hard swelling behind your jaw.

 

Please try taking OTC Anti Inflammatory medicines like Advil, that might help with this swelling.

 

I would advise you to see a doctor to have this examined and if needed have a needle biopsy to confirm an infection and to start appropriate treatment.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Dr.Joshi

 

 

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