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Have painful lump on right side of neck. It swells while eating. What is it?

I am a 24 year old female 5 6 250 pounds. I have a lump on the ride side of my neck under my jaw line. It swelled up two days ago while I was eating. It is painful, and my tongue and under my tongue is also swollen. Whenever I eat, the lump almost instantly enlarges and cause pain under my tongue. The right side of my tongues feels like it is cut or knotted, but I don t see any kind of cut. The swelling after I eat goes down after a few minutes or a few hours, but the lump and swelling never fully goes away. What could this be?
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Based on the information you are having lump on the right side of my neck under your jaw line and its painful when you are eating and its difficult to swallow.

From you history and your physical weight it seem like you may be facing
1) lymphadenopathy
2) infection of gums or
3) cold sore.

Advice- consult a near by physician and have it checked. Their are chances of some infection and you may need an antibiotics to get over it.

Hope it helps
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
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