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I have a painful lump under my chin where my throat starts on the front. What could this be? I'm not sick or running a fever.

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I have a painful lump under my chin where my throat starts on the front. What could this be? I'm not sick or running a fever.

Painful neck mass: It could be an infected lymph node or infected thyroglossal duct cyst near the midline of upper neck. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with a painful lump under my chin. Also just discovered a painful lump on the side of my jaw and near the lump below my chin?

Woke up with a painful lump under my chin. Also just discovered a painful lump on the side of my jaw and near the lump below my chin?

Sub mental node: Do you have any sore throat, fever, gum or oropharynx pain? It can be your submental lymph gland swollen by viral infection like CMV or ebv or stone in your salivary duct. If you have fever and difficulty in chewing or swallowing, please see your doctor and check it out. Infection should resolve soon with treatment. If they persist- need lymph node biopsy specially if family history of lymphoma. ...Read more

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Two days ago I noticed a small (bean sized) lump under my chin/on my neck that is painful to touch. Should I be concerned?

Two days ago I noticed a small (bean sized) lump under my chin/on my neck that is painful to touch. Should I be concerned?

Have it checked: This needs to be looked at by a health care professional. If you have no other symptoms it can be nothing, but it also could be serious. There is a lymph node located just under your chin (sub mental) that could be inflamed. See your primary care provider for a proper history and examination. ...Read more

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I have a soft lump under my chin that is sometimes painful when I swallow, eat or drink. What could this be?

I have a soft lump under my chin that is sometimes painful when I swallow, eat or drink. What could this be?

Could be: Enlarged lymph node or salivary gland. But it is really hard to tell without actual exam. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rough area of skin under my Chin and it has a huge painful pimpleish lump on it... I poked it with a needle today and it bled, it's not gone?

I have a rough area of skin under my Chin and it has a huge painful pimpleish lump on it... I poked it with a needle today and it bled, it's not gone?

Please don't poke it: It is not advised to do so with any skin lesions.
You bring the risk of infection or damage to nearby or deep structures.
In your case you might have had a small abscess and as you poked it, it bled inside and blood mixed with pus came out.
I would advise to see a doctor to clear the lump as needed.
Please be aware that using needles or other instruments to the skin might cause scarring. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and found a lump under my chin?

Node or salivary: It is usually either a lymph node that is enlarged due to a nearby infection or a plugged salivary gland. If it is a gland, then you can rinse with a mouthwash three times for a few days and suck on sour candy drops to get it open. If it doesn't open in a couple of days then see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my chin near my neck what is it?

I have a lump under my chin near my neck what is it?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for a lump under your chin, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. ...Read more

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I have a little lump under my chin, have no pain and till I pressure it, what can this be?!

Lump: An epidermal cyst can cause a lump under the skin. They are usually not tender unless they become infected. It is best to see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump under my chin. It doesn't cause me pain. The lump is on the left side, and is very movable. It snaps back in place.

If...: If this is a new finding you should see a ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist in order to get it checked. We cannot tell what it is through this platform and without and direct exam. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my chin. A small lump at the bottom of my neck. U can see them more clearly when I hold my head back. Is this normal?

Enlarged lymph node: See your PCP or dentist. Direct clinical examination is warranted and essential to exclude any other causes. ...Read more

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Found a lump under my chin.?

See a doctor: Get this looked at by a professional. May represent a problem with your teeth, a tumor, a swollen salivary gland, and so on. Get it seen. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my chin that I noticed today. It wasn't there before today. What could it be?

Chin lump: Without more information, I would go through typical possibilities which would include the possibility of trauma, infection in the skin, enlarged lymph nodes, and cysts. If it persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have this lump under my chin when I touch it it hurts a little. You cannot see it but when you touch it its hard underneath the service of the skin?

I have this lump under my chin when I touch it it hurts a little. You cannot see it but when you touch it its hard underneath the service of the skin?

Lymphadenitis: A tender lump under the chin in an young person usually indicates that some bacteria or virus from the lower lip or floor of the mouth was trapped by the submental lymph nodes and prevented from spreading further. Most times the swelling will subsided on its own.
If it persists longer than a month or continues to enlarge you must see your Dr. To make sure that its nothing more serious ...Read more

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I've had a small lump under my chin for a while, it has gotten bigger and then smaller again and has stayed a small size but I'm nervous, what is it?

Submental adenopathy: Possible a submental lymph node that coud be related to a sore in your mouth or an infection on your skin. Since it comes and goes, it is more likely to be 'reactive or inflammatory' than any type of malignancy, especially at your age. Does it hurt?

http://www. Rightdiagnosis. Com/sym/submental_lymphadenopathy. Htm ...Read more

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2 days ago I noticed a lump under my chin underneath the skin. I woke up this morning & it got bigger. Could you tell me what it is What should I do?

Lump: It may possibly be a cystic lesion perhaps from an ingrown hair? If it becomes red or inflamed, it may require antibiotics. Some cysts spontaneously resolve. However, if lump is not resolving over the next few days or worsens, you should visit your doctor for further evaluation to rule out a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Have a small lump under my chin. Had it for months with a little pain. Now its starting to burn making hard to eat.

Have a small lump under my chin. Had it for months with a little pain. Now its starting to burn making hard to eat.

Need more info: Any "lump" that appeared out of the blue and is painful and not getting better needs to be investigated. Please make an appointment with an oral surgeon that your family dentist may recommend. ...Read more

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I have been sick for about 10 days now. I have a small lump under my chin. Could it be a lymph node or something else?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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3 wk ago I took a nasty fall on my chin and how have a pea-size lump under my chin. Should I be concerned? Skin didn't break.

Subcutaneous hematom: What happened is that a small blood vessel ruptured under the skin, and there is an accumulation of blood clot under the chin. It will take some time for it to gradually dissipate. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my chin in the neck area. It's movable and slightly firm. Hurts a little when I touch with some force. What is this?

Below: Could be a cyst, or a lymph node.

If it does not go away in the next 3 weeks, then you need to see your DR for exam.

If it becomes more swollen, painful, then don't wait for 3 weeks, go to your DR.

Use some warm, moist packs, 3 times per day, for about 15 min each time
while waiting for the 3 weeks to go by ...Read more

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Lump under my chin seems to be behind my tonsils should I be worried?

Yes: You need to be examined by an ear, nose, and throat specialist to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump under my chin. It is swollen. Should I be worried?

Concerned: Some nodes and glands are there, and oral infection may cause enlarged nodes.
Tumors are a consideration so work up is important. ...Read more

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I have been a smoker for about 5 years. I have had a pretty bad cold but I now have a small tender lump under my chin should I freak out?

No -- no freak out: Freaking out is not indicated, but an exam by your physician is. Plus at 19 you may want to reconsider your smoking habit. The small tender lump is most likely a lymph node, but it needs to be checked if it doesn't recede as your cold improves. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my chin and its starting to burn and I have a rash starting to appear?

I have a lump under my chin and its starting to burn and I have a rash starting to appear?

Lump: The lump could be an enlarged submental lymph node reacting to what could be a herpes virus or a bacterial skin infection. Since treatment is available for a herpes infection I recommend that you consult your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime apply antibacterial ointment like bacitracin. ...Read more

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I woke up 2 days ago to find my lips swollen with lots of sores, and a terrible toothache. Then today I noticed a lump under my chin.

Tooth abscess: A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Just woke up with a lump under my chin. Along with a running nose. And now have a second lump on the other side. Directly under my chin line.

Lymph nodes: People can often feel enlarged lymph nodes when they get sick with a cold. There are lymph nodes right under our chin and around our neck. Most go back to normal after a few weeks. If not, I tell patients to get checked by their doctor! ...Read more