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Question: soft lump on right side of neck below ear lobe


 cpang - Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:24 am

i noticed soft lump on right side of neck below ear lobe. i don't have any pain .it is oval in shape and about 1cm in width and 2cm in length. i don't have any pain or any other symptoms. it has not increased in size over past week when i am checking it regularly. i don't smoke or drink. i checked with my doctor and he checked my mouth and saw nothing wrong with it. should i check with him again.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:51 am

User avatar Enlarged lymph nodes can be anything from inflammation to tumors. The standard procedure in these cases that is practiced by most physicians is to wait for two weeks and maybe put the patient on antibiotics during that period. If they do not subside by then, further investigations to rule out malignacy are indicated.

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