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I feel a lump

Posted by cheerful1 (My Page) on
Wed, May 10, 06 at 13:18

It's on my face, next to my ear, above my teeth. It feels a little hard. I have a dentist appointment on Saturday; I'll have them look at it, but in the meantime, has anyone else had this?

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I've had mine for years!

maybe 15 years, but it's below my back molars almost to the jaw line. The dentist said not to worry about it, so I haven't. It feels like a small pumpkin seed, sorta flat and oval and it shifts a little bit when I press it. I hope yours is nothing, but you are wise to ask about it. Do watch it for changes too. Good luck!

RE: I feel a lump

I found a lump in my jaw near my ear about 20 years ago, when I was in my early 30's. The dentist pushed it and out passed a small stone, into my mouth. He examined it carefully, said it was a stone of calcium and salts from my salivary gland. I later discussed this with my MD, he said not to worry. It wasn't painful at all, and never returned.

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