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tell me whether it's a swollen gland or tumor?

Hi my friend aged 29 years, male, has got a swollen portion just under his right ears. It is a bit hard & feeling pain while pressing on it. Can you please tell me whether it's a swollen gland or tumor?
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replied January 31st, 2015
Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Swollen masses under the ear are mostly the mastoid lymph nodes along with preauricular lymph nodes. These swell and are painful secondary to the infection near by. Could be an ear infection or a parotid infection or an oral cavity infection. Get an otorhinolaryngologist and we will have our answers.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care
Khan



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