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Question: Gland or what?

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 LapraS - Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:29 am

Hi, I don't know how to put this but right under my left ear between my neck and cheekthere's supposed to be some sort of lumb, bone. It's on both sides. But today there's some small lumb right on top of it. As big as my fingernail.

Thanks in advance.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:02 am

User avatar Hello,

There really is no way of telling without examination. From your description it could be a lymph node but it could also be many things.

Please seek an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible.
 LapraS - Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:08 am

Well, I'm a 15 years old, I have never had health problems. I'm 70 KG, 1.90 metres. I really don't know how to describe it, if you follow your jawbone to your ear there's some sorta hole. Right under that is a bone, gland, don't realy know. But it feels bigger than usual. It pretty much feels like those tonsils under your chin.

*If only I knew medicial terms*
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:37 am

User avatar Hello,

As I said I really can't tell. It could be a lymph node or you could be feeling the mastoid process which is a bone in that area.

Please have someone look at it just in case.

Best regards,

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