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I have a painful lump under my jaw. It feels like a swollen gland but I thought that glands get swollen together. It is about mid way of the jaw.

I have a painful lump under my jaw. It feels like a swollen gland but I thought that glands get swollen together. It is about mid way of the jaw.

Painful lump: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks and painful, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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I have a painful sore on my gums where my teeth end and I have a painful lump under my jaw on the right side. What do I do?

I have a painful sore on my gums where my teeth end and I have a painful lump under my jaw on the right side. What do I do?

See a dentist: From what you are describing, it seems like its canker sore but in a severe form. The lump underneath your jaw could be swollen lymph node. Cannot say anything for sure but you need to see a dentist or even a physician to see if you have a viral infection ...Read more

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What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you.

Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read more

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I discovered a grape sized painful lump under my jaw on the left side. I have not been sick but I have a wisdom tooth coming through. What is it?

I discovered a grape sized painful lump under my jaw on the left side. I have not been sick but I have a wisdom tooth coming through. What is it?

See Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon. May be a developing infection from the wisdom tooth, or an enlarged lymph node from it. Clearly, your body is responding to this newcomer. You can develop a pericoronitis, which is a flap of skin over the tooth causing debris to get stuck under it and develop an infection as well as perhaps you chewing on it because there is no more space between this and the upper tooth. ...Read more

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I think I have a lump under my jaw. It hurts so much. Swallowing food or drinking water makes it very painful. What should I do?

I think I have a lump under my jaw. It hurts so much. Swallowing food or drinking water makes it very painful. What should I do?

Get seen: This may be nothing more than a salivary gland stone or something equally minor, but the possibility of a tumor makes it imperative that you been seen by your physician. ...Read more

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I have got a pea sized gland (lump) under my jaw in the middle yesterday. It is not painful but I can feel it while I swallow and it can touched....Is it cancerous or anything serious or something?

I have got a pea sized gland (lump) under my jaw in the middle yesterday. It is not painful but I can feel it while I swallow and it can touched....Is it cancerous or anything serious or something?

Leave it alone: These pop up from time to time for no reason. Cancer wouldn't appear nearly this fast. The average med student in their early 20's has three palpable lymph nodes in the head and neck. If it becomes preposterously large, or gets very hard, or is stuck to your jawbone, then get seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have got a pea sized gland (lump) under my jaw in the middle yesterday. It is not painful but I can feel it while I swallow and it can touched....Is it cancerous or anything serious or something?

I have got a pea sized gland (lump) under my jaw in the middle yesterday. It is not painful but I can feel it while I swallow and it can touched....Is it cancerous or anything serious or something?

Not serious: There is some focus of inflammation in your mouth, may be as simple as tooth decay that is causing a lymph gland to enlarge. You may wish to see a dentists about your oral health.
Regarding the gland, you can watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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What might be causing the painful recurring lump on the upper left side of my neck right under my jaw?

What might be causing the painful recurring lump on the upper left side of my neck right under my jaw?

Neck lump jaw pain: See a head and neck or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Many neck/jaw masses are dental in origin, and are often overlooked. Wisdom teeth, abscessed jaw teeth, or other dental pathology may present this way. A good oral exam of the teeth and jaws is a good first step. ...Read more

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Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Was noticed after extensive use of mobile phone that was giving lot of discomfort?

Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Was noticed after extensive use of mobile phone that was giving lot of discomfort?

Needs to be checked: It may be a swollen lymph node. Infected submandibular salivary gland, a cyst or some other tumor
so see your doctor and let him chek you and find what is the cause. ...Read more

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Sneezed last night and now there is a lump on the left side of my neck just under my jaw line. The lump is smaller today but kind of painful.

Sneezed last night and now there is a lump on the left side of my neck just under my jaw line. The lump is smaller today but kind of painful.

A cold: You likely have a cold and the lymph node enlargement was an immune response to the viral insult. Since the node is getting smaller, I think it will be normal again in a couple of weeks. But if it remains painful or gets worse in the next few days, perhaps a doctor visit should be considered. ...Read more

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Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Infection?

Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Infection?

It maybe: It maybe a sign of infection in the oral area, including teeth, gums, and mucous membranes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a painful, sudden lump under the skin on my neck on the left side only. Located just under my jaw about half way back to wisdom tooth.

I have a painful, sudden lump under the skin on my neck on the left side only. Located just under my jaw about half way back to wisdom tooth.

See your dentist: This is quite probably an infected tooth and needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. There is significant potential for the lump, or isolated infection, to spread and threaten your health severely. Call today. ...Read more

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How did I get a lump under my jaw?

How did I get a lump under my jaw?

Unable to answer: Many possible diagnosis, from swollen lymph nodes, to blocked salivary glands, to congenital cysts, to tumors. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have a painless lump under my jaw! Help?

I have a painless lump under my jaw! Help?

Many reasons: There are many reasons for your lump. Having a lump is not normal. See a dermatologist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my jaw, to the side. I can move it a little. Does not hurt. Should I be concerned?

I have a lump under my jaw, to the side. I can move it a little. Does not hurt. Should I be concerned?

Not necessarily: It is not unusual for a person in your age group to have more reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to dental or oral problems. Piercings that are removed often or irritated can cause this. It could also be a deep cyst, an enlarged salivary gland, and other things. You should get it checked. ...Read more

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I have soreness and lump under my jaw, what to do?

I have soreness and lump under my jaw, what to do?

Apply heat: A localized infection could be dental or medical in origin. Check with your dentist to rule out infected gums or teeth, then check with your family doctor after that for medical causes, such as a localized abscess or pus from a blocked salivary gland. ...Read more

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What can cause soreness and a lump under my jaw?

What can cause soreness and a lump under my jaw?

Infection or: Could range from infected tooth with spread to lymph node to benign or malignant tumor. See oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my jaw it's kinda moveable but about the size of a grape?

I have a lump under my jaw it's kinda moveable but about the size of a grape?

Could be normal/not: It could be an inflamed spit gland (submandibular gland) or it could be an enlarged lymph node due to a cold, infection or something worse. If it persists after a course or oral antibiotics, you may need a CT of the neck or a biopsy ...Read more

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I have had a lump under my jaw for about 2 and a half years, my gp can't see anything sinister, recently my jaw became locked for around a minute, help?

See an ENT: You may need to see an ear, nose and throat specialist (ent). The specialist cn do testing and also make sure it is just a jaw problem. ...Read more

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I have a hard movable lump under my jaw that is painless, I noticed it last night. I have really bad allergies also.

I have a hard movable lump under my jaw that is painless, I noticed it last night. I have really bad allergies also.

Get this checked.: This may be nothing more than a blocked salivary gland or salivary stone. But I get concerned about "hard lumps" anywhere. Let your doctor check it out. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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There is a lump under my jaw, could it be lymph node from bad tooth or is it something else?

There is a lump under my jaw, could it be lymph node from bad tooth or is it something else?

Could be anything: Without examining you it would be difficult to say what it is. Recommend having a dr. Examine it. If you have a tooth with infection sufficient to result in lymph node enlargement, you should be seen asap by a dentist before the infection extends into bone or elsewhere. If not due to infection, may need further testing. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a lump under my jaw, on the frontal side under my tongue? Should I be concerned?

What can be the cause of a lump under my jaw, on the frontal side under my tongue? Should I be concerned?

Exam: Any pain, bleeding, or swelling (as in lump) should be investigated, if for no other reason than to provide you w peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my jaw, left side, right under chin. More visible when I swallow. I.E. "comes out".Had it for four yrs. People say it has enlarged.

I have a lump under my jaw, left side, right under chin. More visible when I swallow. I.E. "comes out".Had it for four yrs. People say it has enlarged.

Needs MD appt: This may be a benign lymph node or another type of benign lump but you should see your doctor to have it evaluated especially if it is enlarging. You may need a biopsy or may need to have it removed. ...Read more

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I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

Hard lump under jaw: This could be a lymph node or salivary gland. If it came up quickly then more likely a salivary gland. A boil could be there but would be very tender. If this continues to enlarge then see your doctor. ...Read more