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|MrQ - Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:26 am||
Hi, i'm a 19 year old male, height around 175, weight 65kg, asian, and i've today noticed that there's a movable lump in my left lower jaw about the size of a small grape, oval/roundish in shape.
The lump feels quite flat(think the shape of a gum drop), and the only sensation i feel is when it hits against my jaw bone? (i don't feel pain when i touch or press the lump)
and also, i've been having this small tiny lump in my right ear lobe, about half the size of a grain of rice, and about the shape of a sunflower seed (since i can feel it's slightly pointed in one end), and it's also movable. However it used to be slightly bigger, and i used to have 2. One disappeared, while this one that i have seems to have shrunk slightly.
any suggestions what the two might be?
I'm quite concerned with the one on my lower jaw
|Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:42 am||
I will try to list some of the possibilities for the swelling on your ear lobe...
a) Milia - which are small, multiple, white,
2) Chondrodermatitis nodularis helicus chronica which is a discrete, firm, raised and frequently tender or painful,nodule which is usually located at the apex of the helix of the ear.
This lesion occurs primarily in middle-aged and elderly
men, and is thought to be a result of solar damage to the skin.
3) pre auricular cysts - which sometimes get infected.
The swelling on your lower jaw could be an enlarged facial lymph node which may be a result of infection in one of the swellings i have sited or due to some infection in the oral cavity.
However, discuss with your GP or an ENT specialist and take the right decision.Cheers!
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