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I have a small lump right under my jaw. It is a little sore. I also have horrible teeth and was wondering if it could be and infection in my jaw?

I have a small lump right under my jaw. It is a little sore.  I also have horrible teeth and was wondering if it could be and infection in my jaw?

Possible: A small lump could be a developing abscess or perhaps a slightly enlarged lymph nodes from an infected tooth. Because of the dangers associated with an abscess, especially in the lower jaw, i would get a proper evaluation from a dentist so you can be sure of the cause. This will also give you the opportunity to see what options are available for treatment. ...Read more

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I pierced my ear and i think it might be a lil bit infected but I have a lil node between neck and ear and hurts.What can it be? I also have a headach

I pierced my ear and i think it might be a lil bit infected but I have a lil node between neck and ear and hurts.What can it be? I also have a headach

R/O Infection: A swollen lymph node can be in response to an infection. Does your ear or the node (or both) hurt? Did you pierce your own ear? If so, how sanitary? Did you know that there is a 35% complication rate with an ear piercing. There is not very much information here. With that said i would err on the side of caution & have this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a hard immovable lump below my ear between my neck and jaw. it's not painful and I've noticed it getting better. I also have headaches?

I have a hard immovable lump below my ear between my neck and jaw. it's not painful and I've noticed it getting better. I also have headaches?

See a doctor : Any hard lump in that area, wether it's getting better or not, needs to be checked out to rule out cancer especially if it is hard and immovable. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my jaw. What could it be?

I have a lump in my jaw. What could it be?

A few possibilities.: A lump in the jaw can be an infection, a swollen lymph node, normal anatomy you just noticed, cysts, tumors and so on. This is not something i recommend you ignore. See a dentist immediately for diagnosis. Much more often than not it is a simple soluion to fix, but first it must be correctly diagnosed! ...Read more

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I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. It got so bad that I had a migraine and felt like a ear ache . Now I have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

I have a wisdom tooth that started to hurt. It got so bad that I had a migraine and felt like a ear ache . Now I have a ball under my jaw that hurts?

See your dentist: If you know you are having problems with your molars I would suggest getting them out sooner than later. If your dentist has recommended having them out it would be wise to follow their advise. Inflammation can develop rather quickly around the wisdom teeth and can cause a sore jaw! Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have headache, toothache, jaw ache, earache and a massive lump with hurts when touched just under my chin. What could this be?

I have headache, toothache, jaw ache, earache and a massive lump with hurts when touched just under my chin. What could this be?

Tooth abscess: You should see a dentist as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth in the lowerjaw can produce all of those symptoms. The dental nerve has branches over that entire area. ...Read more

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I have a large moveable lump, just under my jaw. What could this be?

I have a large moveable lump, just under my jaw. What could this be?

Lymph node or...: The area under your jaw has lymph nodes and salivary glands. The most common is the submandibular gland, which is present on both sides and can be moveable. If concerned, have it checked by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have an absesd tooth and have developed a lump on my jaw bone what could it be?

I have an absesd tooth and have developed a lump on my jaw bone what could it be?

Serious Infection: What you describe sure sounds like a spreading and serious infection. These situations can go downhill very quickly, leading to other serious complications and may even become life threatening. Get to a dentist immediately! as a last resort, go to 24/7 emergency medical facility or er of hospital, although they will only prescribe medication and not treat you, referring you back to a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my jaw hurts and my head hurts. I also had a bad toothache a week ago. Do i need a dentist or doctor?

I have a sore throat and my jaw hurts and my head hurts. I also had a bad toothache a week ago. Do i need a dentist or doctor?

Perhaps both?: There is no way to know for sure without actually examining you. My guess is that you have both a dental and a medical problem, although it is possible that the two are related. If you still have a toothache start with a dentist, otherwise start with a physician but also see a dentist as soon as possible as the cause of the toothache will probably resurface as pain soon! ...Read more

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Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Would I for sure know if I had tooth abcessed I have sore gum feels little swollen but not a lot of pain?

Tooth abscess: It would be difficult for you to determine if you absolutely had a dental abscess with the symptoms you described. It could just be inflammation. Either way you should see a dentist to determine the cause and the proper treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had a persistent sore throat and now it feels like there is a sore where my wisdom teeth were once. I have a very hard time swallowing?

I have had a persistent sore throat and now it feels like there is a sore where my wisdom teeth were once. I have a very hard time swallowing?

Needs evaluation: Anytime there is difficulty swallowing, you must seek a physician's care. This may be a serious infection or even worse. If there is trouble breathing, go to nearest emergency dept. Or call 911. There are many questions to ask and be answered, seek care so you can get appropriate treatment quickly. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat near my collar bone, what would you suggest?

I have a sore throat near my collar bone, what would you suggest?

hard to say: Vague description....Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

I have a tooth infection, can I have swelling in my face a neck?

A big yes: Very common to have swelling. Get immediate attention from a healthcare provider. This can be a dangerous situation and if the swelling gets too large even antibiotics might not work alone and a surgical aspect might also be needed. ...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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