Recently, about 2-3 weeks ago, I noticed what seemed like to me a swollen lymph node directly under my left jawline, under my left ear. It doesn't seem to be all that tender or painful and only seems to ache a tiny bit when I prod or play with it (which I have been extensively since noticing it). I don't necessarily know what it is and it's got me a bit freaked out.
The lump in question feels to be about 1-2 inches in diameter, is somewhat ball shaped (or oval/tube shaped) and is firm to the touch. It isn't rock hard but it isn't soft or squishy either. It doesn't move much if at all when I push on it and it doesn't hurt or feel all that tender. As far as I can tell, it hasn't changed shape or gotten any bigger since noticing it. I'm concerned it may be something serious.
I haven't had any other noticeable symptoms. No fever, chills, trouble swallowing or breathing, but yet it remains. I did notice today that I do have a bit of white slime or spots covering both of my tonsils but they aren't sore. I don't know if maybe I have some sort of infection or what exactly. I will say that I did have a dental cleaning a few weeks ago and noticed the bump shortly thereafter.
Can anybody help me?