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What does a swollen gland below ear indicate?

I can feel a swollen gland just below my left ear on my neck. I don t have a sore throat. I am tired. I wanted to go to the doctor today but was only able to see a nurse practitioner, who only stated my left ear drum was retracted and didn t have any concerns otherwise. Im not a hypochondriac, I don t go to doctors often at all, my last visit was 10/2013. I feel like something is wrong. Should I see an ENT
Mon, 30 Mar 2015
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Dentist, Implantology 's  Response
Hi....you should consult ENT doctor immediately. Because that gland you talking about is PAROTID. .and swelling in that gland can lead to lot of problem..These is the region you can't ignore because main facial nerve passes through the gland...Don worry but proper diagnosis has to be done ...
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