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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
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
Hi I have a small lump an inch directly under chin bone it moves when I lie down an when I am upright I can feel it for no pain just tenderness I am f?
Pimple: is most likely if it is tender. Try applying hot compress 3-4 times daily and otherwise leave it alone. Good luck! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Which kind of chin augmentation is best? I wanted a chin implant, but my doctor is saying that cutting my chin bone and moving it is a better option for me. I don’t like the idea of cutting my bone. Can’t an implant do the same thing?
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
Tooth is about to fall out it is bad infection and my jaw and chin bone to sore to touch my whole face hurts swelling under chin, can this be life th?
Can TMJ-TMD cause facial pain, lump in throat feeling, and a swollen bump on the tip of the chin, with actual pain when pushing the chin bone ?
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
My chin jaw bone was fractured five years ago and i received no treatment. Could this affect my mental health?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What materials are used for chin augmentation? Is bone used for chin augmentation, or some kind of artificial material, or something else?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Does 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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers