I dont think I have TMJ. Its even with my ear lobe, right behind it. Its a gland and it randomly seems to swell up. Its tender now because I was poking at it yesterday to see if it was still swollen. I wonder if cancer or a brain tumor would cause that little thing to swell. Working up a sweat over here, dont want to google. My nose isnt stuffed, throat is fine.. i do have a mosquito bite about 3 inches from it, and a slight cut on my head and I have no idea how I have a cut there.