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What is the lump on the side of the face near the ear?

I have a knot on the side of my face just in front of my left ear. It has started as a small knot and now is growing larger daily - not painful per se but bothersome now because it is getting rather large. I can see it now when I look for it - no visible sign of a blemish but I can feel around the knot and it seems elongated. Any ideas what it may be?
Tue, 20 Jan 2015
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Hematologist 's  Response
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You may have some lymphnode enlargement, soft tissue tumor or parotid gland enlargement due to infection or tumor. You should go for fine needle aspiration cytology to search the exact cause. Then you should take treatment accordingly.
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