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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
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
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
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
I had a sliding pedicle genioplasty 13 months ago. I'm concerned about bone resorption. How long does it take for the chin bone to completely heal?
It depends: Usually 6 to 12 months, but depends on the extend of the bone restructuring... ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
21yr male. Why would my chin muscle decrease in size? My chin bone is showing. Suddenly happened. Muscular dystrophy? Myotonic? Help.Just want options
Doubt MD: You need to see your physician and get appropriate referral to help clarify what you describe ...Read more
It could be: You have to check them out, the doctor could tell you if serious or not. ...Read more