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what could a hard lump under the jaw bone be

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hard lump under jaw: This could be a lymph node or salivary gland. If it came up quickly then more likely a salivary gland. A boil could be there but would be very tender. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buckman
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily so: Lymph glands are located very prominently under the jaw in the neck, and fight infections of the upper respiratory system. Swollen lymph glands are u ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Get checked. It could be infection but it could be something more serious like a tumor. If there is a mass that persists a few weeks with no symptom ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See your Physician: If you have a hard lump that you are concerned with get checked. Go see some one and get examined.
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Mandibular torus: Probably a torus, a benign bone growth. See your Dentist to make sure.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Swollen lymph gland: This is likely a swollen lymph gland. It should go away in a week or two. If it does not, see an physician.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lump near jaw bone: It could be a bone spur or tumor. You need xrays and possibly MRI or ct scan.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst or lymph node: It need to be checked by your doctor.It may be a cyst oe a lymph node or a tumor.So have it checked with ypor medical provider.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Get evaluated: Hard lumps should be investigated quickly because they can be serious.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Unrelated, if: Unrelated unless you hit your chin/jaw at the same time. The bump may be an osteoma. Best to have it evaluated by an oral surgeon.

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