I AM A 25YR OLD FEMALE IN DECENT HEALTH. I HAVE PANIC DISORDER AND PCOS. ABOUT 5 WEEKS AGO I NOTICED I HAD SOME PAIN IN MY RIGHT JAW AND EAR AND A PRETTY SMALL RUBBERY MOVING LUMP ABOUT AN INCH UNDER MY RIGHT EAR.THE LUMP IS NOT NOTICEABLE BUT YOU CAN FEEL IT. I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND HE GAVE ME A Z-PAC FOR 5 DAYS WHICH DID NOTHING. I WENT BACK TO THE DOC A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND HE SAID HE THOUGHT IT WAS A SALIVARY GLAND. SO I MADE AN APPT W/ AND EAR NOSE THROAT DOC BUT IN THE MEAN TIME CAN YOU GIVE ME ANY ADVICE OR THOUGHTS AS TO WHAT THIS COULD BE AND WHAT COULD CAUSE IT. I AM FREAKING OUT THINKING I HAVE CANCER OR A TUMOR. ALSO I AM A SMOKER BUT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN TAKING CHANTIX TO QUIT. OTHER MEDS I AM ON IS XANAX, PAXIL, LEVORA.....THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER
An enlarged lymph node can present with a lump in that area. This can be caused by a variety of infections, such as ear infections or upper respiratory infections.
I agree with the antibiotic choice. If the lump continues despite appropriate antibiotic therapy, an ENT referral should be considered to take a closer look at the lump. A biopsy would give a more definitive answer.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
I WENT TO SEE AN ENT AND HE SAID THE LUMP WAS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND THAT I HAD TMJ, I STILL JUST DONT KNOW--SHOULD I JUST NOT WORRY ABOUT IT OR SHOULD I SEEK A SECOND OPINION, THE LUMP IS NOT VISIBLE BUT IT IS MOVABLE. IM JUST AFRAID OF CANCER OR TUMORS
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