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OK its wierd, me and my girl friend have these lumps, like goiters, on the side of our necks, under one ear. she had them first then i got some the next day. they vary in size and position. her doctor said its from an infection cuz she pierced her ear recently, but i didnt and i got the same thing. we are not sexualy active just hugs and kisses. i dont kno what they could be, i've never had them before. what do u think?
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they're likely to be swollen lymph nodes. cell debris, like bits of dead blood cells and immune cells get dumped off in the lymph system. there are nodes that trap the debris, and inthe case of infections, the debris builds up and the nodes swell. they reduce in size when you recover. if you have swollen lymph nodes, ask your doctor if you're sick.

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