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Forum Name: Head and Neck Cancer

Question: Knot/bump on my right temple...

 magpie701 - Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:16 am


I just recently (in the last few weeks) noticed a small knot on my right temple. It doesn't bother me unless I touch it, then it hurts a bit. I was feeling it last night probably too much and woke up with a slight headache on that side this morning. Could this be a swollen lymph node or something more serious? I am currently in between health insurance companies so I don't want to go to the Dr unless it could be serious... thanks for your help :)

 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:59 pm

User avatar Hello Magpie701,

This may be a swollen lymph node. There are lymph nodes throughout the body. This area is a little outside the common chains but may still have lymph nodes there.

If the lump is getting bigger, not going away over the next week or so, or if it becomes more painful I would recommend you have this evaluated.

Best wishes.

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