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Lump On Neck Under Jaw Line
Feels like something caught in throat all the time. Growing lump on neck under jaw. What could it be? Been getting worse last 3 years!
Lump: You need to have this checked especially if you smoke. I feel you should see your physician, . ...Read more
V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?
My last molar got extracted 2 months ago. 3 days ago i felt pain on jaw below the area and now i have lump on neck below the area as well.What is this?
Neck pain & swelling: Greetings. The neck pain and swelling adjacent to the area of a tooth extraction points you back to the dentist. Your family doctor or an ENT would also be an option. From what I gather, you could have reactive lymphadenopathy that would respond to an antibiotic. Your dentist would be wise to re-examine the extraction site for any signs of persistent infection. Good Luck. ...Read more
I began flu symptoms 5 days ago. This morning woke up with visible lump on neck below jaw line to the right of adam's apple. Why is that?
Neck lump: This probably represents an enlarged lymph node in response to a recent viral infection. If this does not resolve within a week or so you should see your physician. ...Read more
I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?
I feel a grape sized lump on neck under my ear next to my jawbone. Hard, fixed, for many years. Have lump at the same spot on other side but smaller?
Surgeon or Derm.: Ask your dentist or primary care physician. Give them more details on the history of the mass(es) and any symptoms associated with them. They will probably send you to an oral surgeon or dermatologist depending on their clinical findings. It's good that it hasn't changed much (usually that suggests it's benign). Could be a number of different things. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: A lump may or may not be muscular. Lumps always need consideration for a biopsy because rarely this can be a tumor and I have even seen a muscle tumor due to the muscle swelling in the neck. Your physician will need to evaluate you and decide the best course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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