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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 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?

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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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 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?

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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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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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 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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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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Lump on right side of neck and under my chin. No symptoms of lymphoma except tiredness which I had for years. No pain? Movable little lump

Lump on right side of neck and under my chin. No symptoms of lymphoma except tiredness which I had for years. No pain? Movable little lump

Exam: See your doctor for examination and labs. Any lumps or bumps need to be examined, at least to determine baseline and cause. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my chin near my throat it hurts when I touch it and its grown bigger in three days should I be worried?

I have a lump under my chin near my throat it hurts when I touch it and its grown bigger in three days should I be worried?

Concerned: Swelling under your chin is not normal. And left untreated can put pressure on our tongue and throat, which can cause breathing complications. Please seek medical evaluation at once. ...Read more

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There's an immoveable lump under my chin close to the throat about 9 months now. There's a secondary growth next to it as well. What could this be?

There's an immoveable lump under my chin close to the throat about 9 months now. There's a secondary growth next to it as well. What could this be?

See a doctor!: Hi. The anatomy is not clear to me from your description. You know as well as we do that masses can be something not good. See your doc! ...Read more

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Feel pain sometime right under my chin next to trachea epiglotis also feel lump sometime normal thyroid what could that be pain goes up beyond the ear?

Feel pain sometime right under my chin next to trachea epiglotis also feel lump sometime normal thyroid what could that be pain goes up beyond the ear?

Referred pain: A lot of problems in the throat get "referred" to the ear and seem like ear pain because the brain interprets it that way as the nerves that provide sensation in and around the ear also provide sensation to different parts of the throat. If it happens a lot though you should get your ear and throat checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the side of my tongue and a lump under the chin line. I had thyroid removed from cancer and I have a history of cancer. What could it be?

I have a white spot on the side of my tongue and a lump under the chin line. I had thyroid removed from cancer and I have a history of cancer. What could it be?

Agreed,: Agreed, you require and examination and possible biopsy to determine the nature of the lesions, especially since you have a history of a cancer. Make an appointment with a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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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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I have lumps under my chin, dry cough and itchy throat and mouth hurts

Lymph nodes swollen: The lumps under your chin are probably lymph nodes which are used by your body to help fight infection. You should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. These all could amount to a viral infection or strep throat or other. Your primary care doctor can evaluated you and perform the necessary tests/cultures, etc. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump under my chin. Half an inch away from my chin. At the soft part. The lump feels smooth. I have a not really severe sore throat?

Likely a lymph node.: ...If it appeared suddenly and with a mild illness. Need to watch for it to resolve in the next several days. If it starts shrinking then ok to observe. If persists or enlarges or if get fever or if redness, tenderness at the site then need to see a doctor for testing. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat feels like something is stuck in it I can feel the lymph node under my chin and another lump just abit under it what is it?

Infection: It sounds like you have an infection with lymph node elevations in your neck area. Rest and drink plenty of fluids for now, and See the Dr. For an examination and see if you need any Rx treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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24 F, last 1.5 days I've had a stuffy nose, now stuffy and runny a sore throat off and on and now what appears to be a lump on my throat under my chin?

24 F, last 1.5 days I've had a stuffy nose, now stuffy and runny a sore throat off and on and now what appears to be a lump on my throat under my chin?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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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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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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Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Get checked: There are a huge number of possibilities, from infection to a cyst to a hemangioma or vascular malformation to a tumor (benign or malignant). This is something that needs to be checked out by the child's pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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I've given birth 2months ago, after showering I saw dry skin coming off my neck (under my chin) leaving white patch. It had itchy before this, not now?

Dry skin: I don't think giving birth has any connection to your chin problem. Probably it got irritated and you missed it. I would just apply a moisturizer on the white spot for as long as needed. ...Read more

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Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation and get large when they do so. It is usually helpful to you, but may produce unpleasant symptoms in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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I have an itchy and slightly tender lymph node on my neck, under my chin. It's on 1 side. The lymph node is swollen.?

I have an itchy and slightly tender lymph node on my neck, under my chin. It's on 1 side. The lymph node is swollen.?

Possible insect bite: Swollen lymph nodes seldom itch. It's possible that you got an insect bite, which itches, and a nearby lymph node may have become swollen and tender. If symptoms increase, or don't resolve in a few days, it's best to see a physician. Meanwhile, warm (not hot) compresses may hasten recovery. Avoid scratching or squeezing the affected area. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done for a lump in my neck. Dr. Found enlarged veins in the back of my head. What does that mean?

I had a CT scan done for a lump in my neck. Dr. Found enlarged veins in the back of my head. What does that mean?

Any number of things: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. Your doctor, after doing a history and physical exam can help you and recommend a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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My son has a lump on his head\neck what could it be?

My son has a lump on his head\neck what could it be?

Not enough info: "lump" could be ingrown hair, tissue growth, infection, result of trauma, infection, etc, etc, etc. Call your pediatrician for an examination. If medical he will fix it. If dental, he will refer you on to your dentist. ...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