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I have a small pea size lump along jawline which is tender.

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I have a small pea size lump along jawline which is tender.
I can also feel a walnut size lump under jaw and area around it is silghtly tender.
Should i be worried?

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Do you have any other symptoms, such as a sore throat, skin infection on your head/face etc?

Has this happened before?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No other sypmtoms - no sore throat, no skin infection. I suffer from hayfever so unable to say whether runny nose is cold or hayfever.I did have swollen gland in neck/back of head due to scalp infection last year and that was resolved by antobiotics.I recently had the same scalp infection over month ago and was prescribed Betacap and Selsum. I did apply the same Betcap solution thinking i had scalp infection last night but i believe i was mistaken.

Thank you for that additional information.

What you are feeling are the normal lymph nodes in your neck. These help your body to fight all sorts of infections and issues.

They are normal and usually nothing to worry about.

If they don't go down in a week or so, or if you notice any other signs of infection (hacking up green goo etc) then have your MD take a look at you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If i am feeling tenderness does that mean the nodes are swollen due to an infection?
What kind of infection? Because i feel relatively fine.Should i not have it looked it by the doctor to confirm the cause, in case something sinister such as cancer??

They can become tender when they are fighting off an infection.

Sometimes when your body is hard at work getting rid of some sort of infection you don't have any symptoms....means your body is winning!

Just watch things for a few days and if you have any new symptoms you could see your MD.

But from what you have posted here today I bet you will be fine.
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