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Swelling and pain in ear, lump formation, pulled muscle in neck. What next?

Thank You. I have a swelling behind my left ear. I became aware of a pian on saturday evening. I thought I had pulled a muscle in my neck . I wondered if I was getting lock jaw . Then ignored it and went to bed. Now it is Monday evening and it felt strange and a bit painful. I touched the area and found a lump....which is sensitive to the touch.....and larger than when I felt it yesterday. Should I go to my Doctor?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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The lump that you are feeling behind your ear is likely to be due to a swollen lymph node. It usually reflects an infection in the draining area. You need a physical examination to detect the site of infection and get appropriate antibiotics prescribed.
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Answered: Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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