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Chanhassen, MN
A 51-year-old female asked:

I have a lump under my chin in the fatty part of my neck. started out pea size and now marble size. wasn't sore but now is. thoughts?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
Submental lymph node: This is usually a lymph node under your chin, and it usually swells when there is an infection on your chin, or possibly anywhere on your face. I see it most commonly in teens and young adults with acne on their chin, but rosacea on your nose or cheeks could do it. If you don't have an obvious infection, have it checked out by your doctor or an ent. Sometimes an infected cyst causes this.
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Dr. James Shire
Facial Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Get evaluated: This could be a reactive lymph node, or submandibular gland. Causes are varied and range from infections to possible neoplastic/ cancer. Please see your doctor (ent, facial plastic) to be examined.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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