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What could be the cause of pain of the the chin bone?

What could be the cause of pain of the the chin bone?

Many Things: Chin pain can be from your lower front teeth if they have long roots and they are infected. Any trauma to the area? There are muscle attachments that could be strained. Systemic (& bone) diseases could also affect the chin. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What causes chin bone pain?

What causes chin bone pain?

Over use injury : Shin splints are a type of "overuse injury" to the legs. The pain is characteristic and located on the outer edge of the mid region of the leg next to the shinbone (tibia). It can be extreme and halt workouts. The diagnosis requires a careful focused examination. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain on my chin bone for 3 days now . Any suggestions?

Swelling and pain on my chin bone for 3 days now . Any suggestions?

Chin bone pain: I would start by seeing your dentist to see if the problem is dentally related (which is the most likely scenario, sight unseen). If it isn't, the next step would be to see your physician. ...Read more

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Hello I have been experiencing pain mostly when pressed on In a small location on my chin above the chin bone, appears to be a small bump??????

Hello I have been experiencing pain mostly when pressed on In a small location on my chin above the chin bone, appears to be a small bump??????

Minor infection>: It is likely a small Submandibular lymph node. The submandibular nodes drain from the lower lip, floor of the mouth and the tip of the lounge. Any minor infection recently could cause a temporary swelling and tenderness of these lymph nodes. It would be highly UNLIKELY at your age that an underlying cancer in the above mentioned areas would be responsible. If still present in 2 months see Dr ...Read more

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Does the actual chin bone change shape? Would the chin become flatter if you pluck your lip up too much? Can the chin bone become less pointer?

Does the actual chin bone change shape? Would the chin become flatter if you pluck your lip up too much? Can the chin bone become less pointer?

No. The chin bone: being a bone, once you've reached adulthood, is structurally strong. Any changes in the appearance of the chin is a result of changes in the soft tissues above the bone or in the muscles, particularly at and below the lower lip. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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18 yo female, jaw started to grow out again, feel chin bone changing. Why? I thought bones are supposed to be done growing by now?

18 yo female, jaw started to grow out again, feel chin bone changing. Why? I thought bones are supposed to be done growing by now?

Not likeley, but: body dysmorphia is a possibility. For some people, worries about appearance become extreme and upsetting, interfering with their lives and daily activities. A person with BDD is concerned about a specific body part. It usually begins during the teen years or early adulthood. See your PCP for evaluation and referral if needed. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing a pain on my chin above the chin bone mostly when pressed and neck pain no bump or anything what could cause be?? I'm 23 F

I have been experiencing a pain on my chin above the chin bone mostly when pressed and neck pain no bump or anything what could cause be?? I'm 23 F

Myofascial pain: In myofascial pain syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles causes referral pain in your face, neck and chin. See Orofacial Pain specialist for diagnosis and conservative treatment. ...Read more

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My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

See a doctor: what you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral,or bacterial event. first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland. you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I'm 24 Female I bit the inside of my mouth on my inner lip now my chin bone hurts when pressed and bit swollen should I worry ?

I'm 24 Female I bit the inside of my mouth on my inner lip now my chin bone hurts when pressed and bit swollen should I worry ?

No worries: In most cases mouth injuries look worse than they are and NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) is sufficient to manage the pain. However, if you have signs of infection, such as: severe pain, fever, swelling, warmth, or redness do not hesitate to visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

I have oily skin and facial acne, mostly on the forehead and around the chin bone, slow treated and redness around the acne and sometimes itchy?

Get treated: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (try 5% 2x/day for starters) hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Life's tough enough without dealing with this as an adult. ...Read more

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Chin bone feels bruised/tender like I've banged it? Currently have a large ulcer on bottom inside lip quite low gum & chin spots? Linked?

Chin bone feels bruised/tender like I've banged it? Currently have a large ulcer on bottom inside lip quite low gum & chin spots? Linked?

Probably: No trauma to site? You need to get this evaluated immediately. You might need medication depending on what is causing it. What is concerning is that it seems like the lesion involves multiple layers - oral/buccal mucosa, gums, subcutaneous tissue. You need to make sure it is not progressing. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, my chin/jaw bone keeps popping out of place. What is the cause of this?

TMJ dysfunction: Most likely this is a temperomandibular joint disorder and the feeling or popping out of place is often related to dysfunction of the disc within the tm joint. See a dentist who works with TMJ dysfunction, or discuss options with your primary. ...Read more

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My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?

Should not.: Fractured bone should not typically cause any mental problems. But if you have had chronic pain in the region of the jaw, it could very well cause behavioral/mental symptoms. ...Read more

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When i was 13 years old i had a benign tumor removed from my chin containing bone and hair. Now, an adult woman, i grow hair on my chin. Told it is pcos, but wondering whether the two can be related.

When i was 13 years old i had a benign tumor removed from my chin containing bone and hair. Now, an adult woman, i grow hair on my chin. Told it is pcos, but wondering whether  the two can be related.

Highly unlikely: Hair growth is generally found in women with somewhat elevated testosterone or androstenedione. This is most often found to be from pcos. This is not related to your earlier tumor. This can be treated with medications. Please consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What materials are used for chin augmentation? Is bone used for chin augmentation, or some kind of artificial material, or something else? .

What materials are used for chin augmentation? Is bone used for chin augmentation, or some kind of artificial material, or something else?

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Silicone: Occasionally, anatomic mandible configurations require orthographic surgery rather than augmentation. Chin augmentation is the only procedure where i feel that a non-natural material can be used without any cause for concern. I have personally used a solid silicone implant for over 30 years without problems. The implant itself has an even longer history of safety. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 55 year old woman. i have a lump on the left side of my neck between my chin and collar bone its internal it has been growing for about a ye?

Hi I am a 55 year old woman. i have a lump on the left side of my neck between my chin and collar bone its internal it has been growing for about a ye?

Needs to be checked: You have had this lump and it seems to be growing bigger.I think it is about time you consult a doctor to find out what it is from and appropriately treated.It may be an enlarged lymph node,a cyst,or another kind of tumor.It definitely needs to be checked,investigated and treated ...Read more

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Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Losing teeth: Losing a tooth here and there will not affect facial contours. Loosing many teeth and subsequent loss of bone and vertical dimension can affect it greatly. ...Read more

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I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Impossible: Missing teeth can destroy the look, compromised chewing efficiency and Collapse of cheek into the space, but it cannot change the shape or size of your chin. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Hard lump right below my chin, below the bone, higher than thyroid or Adam's apple, can be felt and seen when I tilt my head back. Hard to swallow.

Hard lump right below my chin, below the bone, higher than thyroid or Adam's apple, can be felt and seen when I tilt my head back. Hard to swallow.

Lump: Without delay you should have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is most likely they will order images and decide what to do next. May send you to a primary doctor or a specialist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Have been taking antibiotics but have a painful chin spot on bone when pushed, and R-side jaw pain to the ear. No tooth pain. What might cause this ?

Have been taking antibiotics but have a painful chin spot on bone when pushed, and R-side jaw pain to the ear. No tooth pain. What might  cause this ?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ injury post trauma or in car accidents is a common cause of TMD. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management. ...Read more

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