I have a swollen gland and it's located like right under my ear next to my Adams Apple. Does anyone know if it's serious. It hurt the I drink (soda) inhale deeply and when I swallow. Do I need to seek medical attention I've also read that it could be fighting an infection or inflammation. I don't know if there's an infection. I am sexually active. I just woke up one day with it. Also my boyfriend had it for a couple days but it a been a week and mine isn't gone. Please help... thanx