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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

Neck swelling: I believe at this point you should be referred to an oral surgeon. A panoramic x-ray or even ct scan should be taken. You might have an abscess that requires drainage. Also chronic osteomyelitis which would be rare, has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my chin.and it causes swelling on my chin and pain..i pinch it.and pus comes out..but swelling didn't go.please tell me what should?

I had a pimple on my chin.and it causes swelling on my chin and pain..i pinch it.and pus comes out..but swelling didn't go.please tell me what should?

Try tea tree oil: Tea tree oil is a marvelous over-the-counter product that helps pimples go down in size, if applied early before they become too irritated. Once you see a pimple start, use a cotton tipped swab to apply the tea tree oil to the pimple. Do this twice a day, until the pimple is gone. Do not use it inside your mouth. ...Read more

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Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more

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What cause swelling on the right side of the chin ,its hard when i touch it?

Chin swelling: Swelling on the face is often tooth related, but may also be due to skin related problems like acne, scysts, and other skin problems. It is best for you to see a physician or oral surgeon for evaluation of this problem. A dental exam and xray often reveals tooth related disease (cysts, abscess). ...Read more

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How much swelling will I have after chin liposuction? I've seen some people complaining that they looked worse after chin liposuction than before. Does it really cause that much swelling? .

How much swelling will I have after chin liposuction? I've seen some people complaining that they looked worse after chin liposuction than before. Does it really cause that much swelling?

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Garment: You need to wear a compressive garment after chin liposuction to prevent swelling. If you don't by gravity post operative fluid will build up under your chin and when it gets ultimately absorbed, will leave irregularities or lumps. ...Read more

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What would cause chin, lip swelling upon awakening and remain so for 6 hours?

What would cause chin, lip swelling upon awakening and remain so for 6 hours?

See doctor: It is not possible to tell what might be wrong without seeing you. I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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