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Feeling a hard lump on side of jawbone?

I'm 25, male and smoke.

I've found a hard lump on the side of the muscle by my jawbone, just underneath my earlobe. It's hard and doesn't seem to move much. I don't feel ill at all, so wanted to get some general advice. Should I be worried?
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973741 tn?1342342773
I think this sounds a bit like a lymph node that is reacting. I had this when I had a tooth issue.  Is it gone now?
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I noticed the same thing a few months ago & went to an Ear, Nose, & Throat specialist.  He had me get a CT scan.  Turned out to just a normal part of my bone structure, the Transverse Something or Other.  Why it sticks out way more on my right side than the left, I don't know.  But he assured me it's nothing to worry about.  It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to get it checked out by dr. if you haven't already.  There are lymph nodes in that area that can swell due to either infection or cancer.  Cancer is unlikely but it's best to get it checked.
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363281 tn?1643235611
Hello~It might be a muscle spasm, but I would keep a watch on it and if it starts to hurt or grows then definitely see your GP.
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