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Does Anyone Else Have A Lump Behind Their Jaw?

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I havent seen anything like this related to celiac, but i just thought i should ask. under my ear lobe in the back of my jaw i can feel this pea-sized bump. It doesnt stick out or cause much trouble, but sometimes when I start chewing something I get a shooting pain where the lump is. It doesnt happen all the time, but it seems to be happening more and more. Ive noticed it for a few years, and when I brought it up to my doctor he just said swollen lymph nodes and didnt do anything about it. Also, it dosent hurt to touch it or anything....

 

Anyone no if this could be a symptom of celiac? (im not a diagnosed celiac)

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I saw the title of your thread and jumped on it. My "lump" is different though. Yours does sound like a lymph node. I have some of those too, swollen and rock hard. They SAY that if they can be wiggled around it's infection. If they are hard and don't move when you try to wiggle them, it's cancer. I don't know if that's true in every case, but that's what I have read.

 

My other "lump" is on the jawbone itself and it too is rock hard, doesn't wiggle, is the size of a chicken egg, and hurts so bad it takes my breath away. I can't get my mouth open enough to even eat. I'm on a liquid diet right now. Someday, if I'm still alive by then, I'll get insurance...

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I saw the title of your thread and jumped on it. My "lump" is different though. Yours does sound like a lymph node. I have some of those too, swollen and rock hard. They SAY that if they can be wiggled around it's infection. If they are hard and don't move when you try to wiggle them, it's cancer. I don't know if that's true in every case, but that's what I have read.

 

My other "lump" is on the jawbone itself and it too is rock hard, doesn't wiggle, is the size of a chicken egg, and hurts so bad it takes my breath away. I can't get my mouth open enough to even eat. I'm on a liquid diet right now. Someday, if I'm still alive by then, I'll get insurance...

Oh my gosh!... I'm so sorry!.. I hope you get help for that soon!

 

And I can wiggle it a bit, so no cancer :) I'll just bring it up to my new doctor and see what he has to say.

 

But hopefully all goes well for you XOXO

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My Tumour is rock hard but mobile and painless, but that's only because of it's location in my neck, I wouldn't worry too much about a pea size lump but watch it and if another one comes up, then you can really worry. Mines egg sized (on a good day) and generally much bigger than that. It's not allways the case but most of the time a tumour with smooth rounded edges is OK, anything with webs and weird edges, not ok. As to are these things related to gluten, I'd say... nearly everything is !

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I saw the title of your thread and jumped on it. My "lump" is different though. Yours does sound like a lymph node. I have some of those too, swollen and rock hard. They SAY that if they can be wiggled around it's infection. If they are hard and don't move when you try to wiggle them, it's cancer. I don't know if that's true in every case, but that's what I have read.

My other "lump" is on the jawbone itself and it too is rock hard, doesn't wiggle, is the size of a chicken egg, and hurts so bad it takes my breath away. I can't get my mouth open enough to even eat. I'm on a liquid diet right now. Someday, if I'm still alive by then, I'll get insurance...

Thats scary, I have a pea sized lump that doesnt wiggle or hurt (feels like bone) behind my ear which I've had for about a week but I'm sure I've had one before awhile back and it just went on its own (assumed it was just abit of gristle).

I've got to the point where I'm fed up of going to the doctors and feel like I live there ! so I was hoping it was just vanish again. Suppose I best get it checked :(

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In 2007 I had two lumps around my ears/jaw.  The lump right behind my ear was painful and felt like it was oblong.  Just next to that lump was another that was about the size of an egg.  It did not move around nor was it painful.  I was sent to an ENT for examination.  

 

There are salivary glands (3) in that area of your face/neck.  The salivary glands empty into the lymph nodes if there is infection, whether viral or bacterial.  My Parotid gland was the painful one.  The ENT sent me to have the other lump aspirated to determine if it cancer.  Mine was NH Lymphoma.  They removed that lump but didn't touch the Parotid gland.  It has facial nerves which run through and around it and if excised can affect your facial nerves and cause paralysis.  I was told my parotid gland most likely was full of cancer.  I was Stage IV NH Lymphoma by 2008 and had RCHOP Chemo.  The cancer had metzed to my liver, spleen, nodes in the neck and all over my body.  I am in remission for 5 years now and happy to be alive!  God is good and I credit my being alive to prayer and God giving my Oncologist wisdom, in my treatment.

 

NH Lymphoma can be credited to Celiac Disease, especially in the colon.  My Oncologist never determined if it was from Celiac.  I would suggest that you look up salivary glands or parotid gland for your research.  

 

 

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In 2007 I had two lumps around my ears/jaw. The lump right behind my ear was painful and felt like it was oblong. Just next to that lump was another that was about the size of an egg. It did not move around nor was it painful. I was sent to an ENT for examination.

There are salivary glands (3) in that area of your face/neck. The salivary glands empty into the lymph nodes if there is infection, whether viral or bacterial. My Parotid gland was the painful one. The ENT sent me to have the other lump aspirated to determine if it cancer. Mine was NH Lymphoma. They removed that lump but didn't touch the Parotid gland. It has facial nerves which run through and around it and if excised can affect your facial nerves and cause paralysis. I was told my parotid gland most likely was full of cancer. I was Stage IV NH Lymphoma by 2008 and had RCHOP Chemo. The cancer had metzed to my liver, spleen, nodes in the neck and all over my body. I am in remission for 5 years now and happy to be alive! God is good and I credit my being alive to prayer and God giving my Oncologist wisdom, in my treatment.

NH Lymphoma can be credited to Celiac Disease, especially in the colon. My Oncologist never determined if it was from Celiac. I would suggest that you look up salivary glands or parotid gland for your research.

Thanks for sharing and thats great news you're in remission and you caught it in time :) . Just shows its always best to get our concerns checked out. God bless ..

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