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Swelling below ear lobe - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you/
Doctor :   ?
User :   i am 25 year old guy
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my problem is that i have some swelling
User :   just below my left ear
User :   just below the ear lobe and between the jaw and the mastoid bone
Doctor :   ok
User :   the swelling has been there for 3 years

Doctor :   For health purposes I need this information- Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   ok
User :   i am 25 Male
User :   signle
User :   working in IT
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what is the consistency of the swelling?
User :   so this is my issue

User :   initially when i had this 3 years back
User :   it came as a painfull swelling
User :   the pain subsided in 2 months
User :   but after another year
User :   there was some more pain which again subsided in 2 months
User :   now after 2 monre years i have pain and some ear pressure
User :   i can feel 2 small lymph nodes jst below the ear lobe
User :   but they are
Doctor :   ok
User :   apart from that teh swelling is quite vague and can be seen and felt from out side
User :   but seems as if it is stemming from inside teh space between mastoid and jaw
Doctor :   is the swelling increasing ?
Doctor :   in size
Doctor :   or has it removed the same over these 2 years
User :   no its not increased
Doctor :   ok
User :   and has remained teh same
Doctor :   ok
User :   i can feel teh swelling say if i ...
Doctor :   befor these 2 years had you had any infection of the ear?
User :   stick my chin to my chest
Doctor :   befor these 2 years had you had any infection of the ear?
User :   no not that i know of

Doctor :   ok
User :   no ear or throat inection
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing?
User :   but when this came about 3 years bac my doc said it will go down in a month or so
Doctor :   ok
User :   i do drink but do not smoke
User :   or chew tobacco
User :   drinking is also very rare
User :   apart from this i am in good health
Doctor :   Have you had any similar problems in the past? that is before 3 years
User :   No doctor
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? like High Blood sugar/ high blood pressure/ Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   Well i dont think so

User :   but i have 2 other problems
Doctor :   do you have selling any where else in the body?
User :   i am not sure if they are related
Doctor :   what are they?
User :   i am loosing hair patches on my face
User :   my doc tells me its alopecia areata
Doctor :   ok
User :   and is an auto imune disease
Doctor :   yes it is
User :   and apart from that i suffer from acidity
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you using any tablets for long?
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.
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