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Got a sore throat and small lump under my chin and some ear pain and really hard to swallow what could it be ?

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replied February 8th, 2011
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Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum.

The small lump under your chin is most probably a lymph node that has enlarged due to inflammation associated with pharyngitis (Sorethroat).

This is a normal physiological response of your body and not related to any cancers.

This will subside within a week or two, as the infection reduces.

You might consider to take some motrin or advil for relief of the pain and inflammation.

I hope this helps.

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