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A 49-year-old member asked:

are there lymph nodes under the chin?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

The lymph node under my chin hurts. Who do I see?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Your physician: It might just be a simple case of lymphadenitis which require treatment with antibiotics. Your pcp will refer you to specialist if needed.
Egypt
A female asked:

I have lymph nodes in parotid region and under my chin?

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Lymph node: You need ct of head and neck and biopsy of lymph node see your doctor. Wish you good health.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Are there lymph nodes under your chin?

2 doctor answers1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Yes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

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Dr. H. sam Tadros
Prosthodontics 29 years experience
Swollen submental: infection or blockage may lead to swelling have doctor to evaluate reason for swelling
Morgantown, WV
A 21-year-old male asked:

Feel five small lymph nodes under chin, could they be shotty?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Unlikely: shotty lymph nodes are larger. If concerned about acute viral syndrome or HIV get tested

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