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I have a very hard lump on the side of my face just in from

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I have a very hard lump on the side of my face just in from my left ear lobe, it starts from just below my cheek bone and finishes level with the bottom of my ear lobe. noticed it last night after tea, it was a little painful during the night and is a little painful to touch but it does not hurt until touched but I can feel it's there all the time.I;ve patted it a little this morning and it seems to have gone down a little but not much. Maureen Mycock
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How large is it?
Is it movable?
Does it increase in size while eating?
Do you have any other symptom?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It is approximately 1 inch long and about half that across,it is not moveable ,it seemed to get bigger after I had eaten my breakfast,only a stuffy nose, and my partener said my breathing was a bit eratic last night, said I would breath then it would be a three or four seconds before I took another breath but I did not snore

Thank you Maureen,for the information,
There are a few possibilities.
This can be a swelling of the parotid gland.
Parotid is a salivary gland situated in front & below the ear.
There are many causes of swelling of the parotid.
An infection can of the parotid gland cause swelling & can be associated with pain.
A cyst, salivary stone is possible.
A stone can form in the salivary duct.
When you take food, excess salivary secretion occurs.
If there is any blockage in the salivary duct, saliva can not pass through it quickly & causes swelling.
An enlarged lymph node is another possibility,
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Treatment would depend on the precise cause.
In case of an infection, antibiotics can be required.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Best wishes.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you If it has not gone down by tomorrow I will make an appointment.

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