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I have multiple lumps/bumps under my jaw and/or upper neck. They don't hurt and move pretty easily. Are these lumps normal?

I have multiple lumps/bumps under my jaw and/or upper neck. They don't hurt and move pretty easily. Are these lumps normal?

Lymph nodes?: Enlargement of the lymph nodes, under the jaw and in the neck can be a simple as a viral infection, but see a head and neck surgeon for a biopsy, since a lymphoma can present this way too. Do not ignore this symptom, since it can be the first sign of more ominous disease. ...Read more

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I have a bb sized bump under my jaw below ear. It's next to the muscle that runs down neck. Not painful. I scratched the inside of ear. & it bled good?

I have a bb sized bump under my jaw below ear. It's next to the muscle that runs down neck. Not painful. I scratched the inside of ear. & it bled good?

Infection?: This is probably a small lymph node. It may be associated with an infection in the ear, scalp, face or sinuses. See your doctor to determine if you need treatment for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Strange bump like thing under my jaw. What could it be?

Strange bump like thing under my jaw. What could it be?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?

On the gums inside my mouth there is this huge bump and it's not really painful but just sore under my jaw. What could it be and how do I treat it?

See dentist soon: Some swellings due to infection are not always painful. Have the swelling evaluated to see if it is associated with a problem tooth. Don't let the lack of pain lull you into believing that it will simply go away. You don't want an infection to suddenly become aggressive and cause more serious complications. ...Read more

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I got over mono last month and now have a sore throat with clear phlegm and a small bump on the right side of my neck under my jaw. Is it still mono?

I got over mono last month and now have a sore throat with clear phlegm and a small bump on the right side of my neck under my jaw. Is it still mono?

Probably not: When the body fights back at mono the lymph nodes in your neck swell to produce antibodies. The tissue of the throat will need time to heal. Your symptoms sound more like a new irritation - body responding by coating area with phlegm and the lymph node responding with antibodies. Gargle warm salt water and rest. If still a problem after week or rapidly worsening symptoms see MD ...Read more

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What to do if I have small knots under my jaw?

What to do if I have small knots under my jaw?

Oral surgeon or ENT: Could be many causes. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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Should I worry if I have a small bump on the left side of my jaw?

Should I worry if I have a small bump on the left side of my jaw?

Lump: That lump could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. If it doesn't resolve than having it checked would be prudent. ...Read more

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Under my jaw on the right side only is painful to touch, what could it be, when should i physically go to dr?

Under my jaw on the right side only is painful to touch, what could it be, when should i physically go to dr?

Infection?: You probably have an infected lymph node maybe due to an infected tooth, or an infected salivary gland. See a doctor and get this checked, you may need antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Under my jaw in both right and left sides there are small balls which sometimes hurt and I can move them. Is this normal?

Under my jaw in both right and left sides there are small balls which sometimes hurt and I can move them. Is this normal?

Lymph Nodes: Most swollen glands or lumps under the skin are not cause for concern. The glands (lymph nodes) on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or sore throat. More serious infections may cause the glands to enlarge and become very firm and tender.

If it gets bigger or you have fevers see a doctor. Try some ibuprofen in the meantime. ...Read more

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I have two moveable marbles under the jaw line on both the left and right side of my jaw. It swells and hurts random times during year. Is it serious?

I have two moveable marbles under the jaw line on both the left and right side of my jaw. It swells and hurts random times during year. Is it serious?

Salivary glands: These sound like enlarged salivary glands and i recommend an examination by an otolaryngologist if they worsen or persist. The ducts may be clogged. ...Read more

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Why can i feel my glands under my jaw been like that for years?

Why can i feel my glands under my jaw been like that for years?

Glands under jaw: You are feeling normal submandibular glands most likely. Go to wikipedia and see. ...Read more

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I have a small bump inside my right lower jaw. What could it be?

I have a small bump inside my right lower jaw. What could it be?

Must be examined: A bump where you have indicated could be a multitude of things. In adults it is very common to have benign outgrowths of bone called exostoses and are harmless. A bump could be a sign of an infection of either the bone or a tooth. A visual examination, perhaps followed by x-ray imaging will allow the dentist to make a detailed differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about bumps on the inside on the lower jaw.?

Can you tell me anything about bumps on the inside on the lower jaw.?

Lingual tori: Likely lingual tori. Benign growths. Can become quite large. Require no treatment. To ensure you don't have something more problematic see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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1 gland under the jaw only on one side swells and hurts to touch every so often should I worry ?

1 gland under the jaw only on one side swells and hurts to touch every so often should I worry ?

Sialoadenitias: Swelling of the glands under the jaw may indicate infection of the Submandibular Gland and blockage of the salivary gland. Moist heat and antibiotics are likely treatments. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on my jaw line that's been their for about a month or so now and gets bigger and then goes away and then grows back ?

I have a hard bump on my jaw line that's been their for about a month or so now and gets bigger and then goes away and then grows back ?

More info needed.: To answer your question completely, you would need a detailed exam. Based on the features you described, I hypothesize that you are describing a lymph node. These can change in size in response to infections. There aren't too many other things that would wax and wane in such a fashion. Best thing to do is keep an eye on it. If no improvement, follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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On In between my chin and the jaw articulation, I've always felt some stringy lumpy tissue that moves easily & doesn't hurt. It's not visible but palpable & ends under the jaw. Concern? Dr hasn't felt

On In between my chin and the jaw articulation, I've always felt some stringy lumpy tissue that moves easily & doesn't hurt. It's not visible but palpable & ends under the jaw. Concern? Dr hasn't felt

Probably normal: If your Dr didn't feel anything abnormal it's likely ok. See if you feel the same tissue on the opposite side. If you do it's probably a normal body structure or a collection of fatty tissue(lipoma). If the area grows in size have it rechecked. ...Read more

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How did I get a lump under my jaw?

How did I get a lump under my jaw?

Unable to answer: Many possible diagnosis, from swollen lymph nodes, to blocked salivary glands, to congenital cysts, to tumors. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is hardened tumor under my jaw curve a sign of malignancy?

Is hardened tumor under my jaw curve a sign of malignancy?

Get it checked.: It is hard to know without examining you. It might be a salivary gland you are feeling. If there is something hard and growing, this should be checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump under my jaw! help?

I have a painless lump under my jaw! help?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for your lump. Having a lump is not normal. See a dermatologist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Do I have sinuses right under my jaw line on right side?

No: Under your jawline would be lymph nodes. Enlarged lymph nodes can indicate infection. Progressively enlarging or persistently enlarged lymph nodes need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have bad pain in the right side of my neck and under my jaw.

I have bad pain in the right side of my neck and under my jaw.

Hmmm.: Difficult to comment without examining you; could be anything from atypical TMJ to an infected lymph node or muscle strain...Get with your primary care doc to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a large moveable lump, just under my jaw. What could this be?

Lymph node or...: The area under your jaw has lymph nodes and salivary glands. The most common is the submandibular gland, which is present on both sides and can be moveable. If concerned, have it checked by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Pain at the right side of the neck, just under the jaw. Is it it fatal?

Pain at the right side of the neck, just under the jaw. Is it it fatal?

TMJ: Pain is most typically not a fatal medical issue and it is not productive to jump to that conclusion as a first thought when you have pain. If there is nothing else going on (neck mass, weight loss, fever etc) i would think this is probably tmj. This is all the more likely if you chew gum, crunch ice, or clench your jaws at night. See your doctor or a dentist if it doesn't get better in a week. ...Read more