Nov 29, 2011 - 10:02 pm
I am trying to be a bit more active in this forum to not only support others but continue to voice some ongoing concerns in my own health.
Recently I noticed a small hard lump under my left jaw line. It is not on the surface but rather in the hollow inside the jaw (think if you pushed your thumbs up under your jaw line) and can only be felt when I lean my head to the left. Its moveable, hard, and painless. feels like less than 1cm.
I had two doctors this week give two different opinions. First doctor (oncologist) said it was a saliva gland - sometimes they can be hard?!?!. The second doctor (endo) said that saliva glands don't exist in that exact region and are typically soft tissue...he scanned with the ultrasound and couldn't get any good reads and consequently is sending me back to the ENT and possible MRI again.
Anyone else travel down this path? parotid tumor?, submandibular salivary gland? salivary calculus?