Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Gland Disorders Forum

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?
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
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

Did you find this post helpful?
Tags: swollen, tumor, male
Quick Reply
Must Read
What does it mean to have low levels of thyroid hormone in the body? We outline how doctors define hypothyroidism here....
What medical conditions cause hypothyroidism? And what puts you at risk of developing these conditions? More hypothyroid basics here....
When are symptoms of hypothyroidism serious? When should you seek medical help. Click here to learn when doctors recommend you come in for a visit....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Gland Disorders , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.