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What causes lump under the ear with pain?

HI my name is Priscilla i am 27 yrs old. last night i felt a bump on the bottom right side of my head like 2 inches away from my ear it hurts. i also have a light head ache. I can't even lay on that side cause it hurts. My mom says it is stress and that it will go away.
Mon, 2 Mar 2015
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Pain Medicine & Palliative Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi,
This is most likely to be an enlarged lymph node. This is not serious as lymph nodes frequently swell with the slightest of infections. It is not likely to be due to stress. The swelling will reduce in a few days spontaneously. Take paracetamol and ibuprofen for the pain if needed.
Regards,
Dr K A Pottinger
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,
From history it seems that there might be having enlarged painful lymph nodes in the neck giving this problem.
It indicates that there might be having some infection in surrounding area.
Consult your doctor and get examined.
Meanwhile take some analgesic like Ibuprofen as needed.
)Ok and take care.
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