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Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Verns | 2005/01/08

Q.

CHRONIC SWOLLEN GLAND BENEATH EAR

The gland situated beneath my ear, under my jaw bone has been swelling up intermittently for the past 2 years. I have seen an ENT specialist who thought it was perhaps my tonsil gland that was the cause and therefore had my tonsils removed. However it has started to swell up again - sometimes is tender and my throat also gets inflamed. Any ideas on what could be the cause?

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Verns

The safest thing to do is to go and see your ENT again. He/she will be able to refer you if necessary. Tonsils could have been the cause of it but there are several other possibilities. The ENT is definitely the best place to start but you could also go and see your GP.

Please let me know if you require any further information or referrals.

Regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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