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Under my chin on the upper right of my neck is a hard pea sized lump. What could this be?

Under my chin on the upper right of my neck is a hard pea sized lump. What could this be?

Lymph node or cyst: A small lump in the neck is usually a 'reactive lymph node' as the result of some viral upper respiratory infection. Lymph nodes are part of a healthy immune system. Another possibility is a sebaceous cyst. If the 'lump' enlarges or becomes painful you should get seen. ...Read more

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I noticed my neck was really sore. And right. Under my chin I feel like a lump that hurts whenever you touch it? Does anyone know what this might be?

I noticed my neck was really sore. And right. Under my chin I feel like a lump that hurts whenever you touch it? Does anyone know what this might be?

Musculoskelet,lymph : Neck soreness may be musculoskeleton.Lump under chin may be a lymph node either inflamed , infection or reacts to your ENT . You need to se doctor to b evaluae. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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For the last 2 days, I have had a 2 inch tender lump under my chin, on the front right side of my neck. It hurts when i look up and it is sore.

For the last 2 days, I have had a 2 inch tender lump under my chin, on the front right side of my neck.  It hurts when i look up and it is sore.

See below: This can be an inflamed lymph node or a soft tissue infection, you need to have to be physically examined to verify what it is. Rule out thyroid mass as well. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my chin in the fatty part of my neck. Started out pea size and now marble size. Wasn't sore but now is. Thoughts?

Get evaluated: This could be a reactive lymph node, or submandibular gland. Causes are varied and range from infections to possible neoplastic/ cancer. Please see your doctor (ent, facial plastic) to be examined. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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What is wrong with my neck? I have like a bump like under my chin where some people have double chins and it feels like im pulling a mussle and it really bothers me :<

This : This may be a lymphnode that is inflammed. Many things can cause this, possible something related to your teeth or mouth. These can sometimes be tender or achy. You will likely go away when the inflammation that caused it resolves. If it persists for more than 2-3 weeks, you should get it checked. ...Read more

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I have a large painful bump under my chin next to the neck area- is this a tooth infection?

I have a large painful bump under my chin next to the neck area- is this a tooth infection?

Painful Bump: Painful bumps should be examined by a physician - in this case, probably an ENT specialist. Painful swelling in this location can be an infection of the teeth, salivary glands, lymph nodes, congenital cysts, or deeper abscesses in the neck. Treatment may require drainage and antibiotics. Other malignancies including cancer always need to be ruled out as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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Idk if its my lymph node or glands in my throat but I was sick for a week an today there's a bump on my neck almost under my chin that hurts?

Idk if its my lymph node or glands in my throat but I was sick for a week an today there's a bump on my neck almost under my chin that hurts?

Swollen lymph node: Most likely it is a swollen lymph node. These nodes often are swollen after illness, and will get. Smaller as your infection resolves. ...Read more

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