I have what is either an enlarged lymph node, or some sort of lump that is directly below my ear beside the back of my jawline. It has been here for several years. I went to a doctor who told me one time that it was a swollen node to protect my ear from infection because I have holes in both of my eardrums....but if that were the case wouldn't it disappear sometimes and wouldn't I have the swollen node under both ears? I was also told at one point it is a cyst, which I kind of think may be the case because I have had a couple of cysts on my hand before. It is very hard, never goes away, but does change in size, particularly when i'm stressed-it gets much larger, and when i first wake up in the morning it seems to be smaller. It has never really bothered me so I haven't gone and had it checked into within the past couple of years but lately it has been on my mind and seems bigger and also for the first time ever has been hurting for the past few days. I have looked at symptoms but don't know what to think. I do not have any other enlarged lymph nodes anywhere else. I don't really have symptoms such as fever or excessive sweating at night. It is located where the lymph nodes in the neck are but i'm not completely sure if it is a node or not. It is big, a little over an inch long and also wide. It seems like it moves just a little, but not really. Any opinions?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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