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Have swelling in front of left ear, runs down jaw to neck,

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Have swelling in front of left ear, runs down jaw to neck, sensitive to the touch
JA: How long have you been dealing with this issue? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: No to your questions, just started today, also just now noticed it
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Have to health issues
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

There are two possibilities swelling is wither swollen lymph node or either this swelling is Mumps infection .

It would be ideal for you to have examination of swelling so that appropriate treatment may be offered to you .

Please get check it now .

Good luck .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


You are describing an extensive swelling that starts in front of the ear and goes all the way to the neck.

This is not a lymph node or mumps. These are more contained swellings.

This sounds like a cellulitis, or worse a venous blockage.

That can be serious./

I suggest you go to the ER.

Glad to look at a picture here.

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