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What causes lump on the jawbone under ear?

I have a hard lump on my jawbone under my ear, but a little bit closer to my chin. it is on the outside, its hard, lumpy and i cannot move it. i had my wisdom teeth removed a few months ago and i had an infection there where it swelled a lot on the same spot then i got medicine to help it. the infection came back about a month later, and then it left this lump. its not too big, you cannot notice it from looking at me. What is it and what should i do?
Tue, 3 Nov 2015
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
It seems that there might be having lymphadenitis after infected wisdom tooth.
This enlarged lymph node might remain for some time.
Now as infected tooth is removed, gradually lump will be subsided gradually.
Ok and take care.
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