A member asked:

Swelling in gland under chin left side? pulsates with hb. took antibiotics and hasint gone away. noticed 1st when my anxiety started. scared need reas

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Dr. Amy Deeken answered

Specializes in Pathology

See a surgeon...: Many times swelling under the jaw is an inflamed lymph node or salivary gland. However, if a course of antibiotics has failed, it may be a good idea to see if a surgeon would recommend a biopsy to see what is causing the swelling. It may be something as simple as a cyst that needs drained or a blocked salivary duct. Following this up is important make sure it isn't something more serious.

Answered 1/4/2015



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