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Hello,

I hope that maybe some of you can help me out. About a week ago, I notice that right below my ear, behind the bend in the jaw bone, there is a grape sized, painless lump. Ever since I noticed it I've just been freaking out as to what it may be. I plan on going to the doc to have it checked out sometime soon. Also I've read up on cancer symptoms and I don't have any of the night sweats, loss of weight, etc that everyone talks about. Of course also I've heard that you don't have to have these symptoms either. Has anybody experienced this or have any thoughts?

Thanks
-Dan
It is very possible that the lump below your ear is an infected salivary gland but it could also be something more serious. My husband had a similar place behind his ear and it was first thought to be an infection. He had no other symptoms. Some times the place was painful and sometimes not. It was treated with several rounds of antibiotics and when nothing worked, he insisted on a biopsy. It was first thought to be salivary gland cancer and then eventally turned out to be non hodgkins lymphoma. Hopefully, yours is an infection but you should all go to the doctor right away. These things are treatable...the sooner the better. Good luck to you! Linda

I hope that maybe some of you can help me out. About a week ago, I notice that right below my ear, behind the bend in the jaw bone, there is a grape sized, painless lump. Ever since I noticed it I've just been freaking out as to what it may be. I plan on going to the doc to have it checked out sometime soon. Also I've read up on cancer symptoms and I don't have any of the night sweats, loss of weight, etc that everyone talks about. Of course also I've heard that you don't have to have these symptoms either. Has anybody experienced this or have any thoughts?

Thanks
-Dan[/QUOTE]
[/FONT][SIZE=7][COLOR=Blue][QUOTE=drummerdude] I hope that you have been to the doctor by now, but in case you haven't: I have been recently diagnosed with nodular sclerosis Hodgkin's and I've done a lot of reading over the past few weeks. Many individuals are even asymptomatic, but a very common symptom is a swollen, painless lymph gland. My first indication of the disease was an itching rash that the dermatologist decided was eczema. Then I developed a cough that, for about 6 months, was decided to be allergies. I never had a noticeably swollen gland. Symptoms are different for different people. Go have it checked. If it turns out to be lymphoma, an early diagnosis is more curable. Go to the doctor!


Hello,

I hope that maybe some of you can help me out. About a week ago, I notice that right below my ear, behind the bend in the jaw bone, there is a grape sized, painless lump. Ever since I noticed it I've just been freaking out as to what it may be. I plan on going to the doc to have it checked out sometime soon. Also I've read up on cancer symptoms and I don't have any of the night sweats, loss of weight, etc that everyone talks about. Of course also I've heard that you don't have to have these symptoms either. Has anybody experienced this or have any thoughts?

Thanks
-Dan[/QUOTE]
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i have a lump too, but its more on my jaw than behind my ear. also, it grows and shrinks sometimes. rarely does it hurt when i touch it, but that has happened. i have had it for a little more than a month i thought it would be gone by now, but its not. i wish someone could tell me more about
The best thing that you can do is see a doctor and find out if is anything serious or nothing at all. Then you won't have to worry about it. Good luck Linda
[QUOTE=escape]i have a lump too, but its more on my jaw than behind my ear. also, it grows and shrinks sometimes. rarely does it hurt when i touch it, but that has happened. i have had it for a little more than a month i thought it would be gone by now, but its not. i wish someone could tell me more about[/QUOTE]
Hi, I have been experiencing that same type of limp behind my left jaw, in front of my ear. But I seem to have been having constant pain from behind my ear radiating down to my shoulders on my left side. I have various small nodes swollen around my neck which are not tender. I am worried about the large hard lump behind my jaw, I have researched it on the net and it always goes to cancer sites and gets me worried. I have spoken to my dentist about it and he said to just keep an eye on it. I don't know if I should wait it out or go to the family doctor. Have anyone of you guys been to the doctor about the lump right behind your jaw? If you have let me know.
i have a lump under my jaw, not sure what you mean by behind. but i have one right underneath it. i visited a doc and she said it was a lymph node. i might get a second opinion on this tho.





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