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Lump Under Chin Near Throat
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
Lump under chin right where throat starts and connects to chin. More on left side. Feels strange. What could be cause?
I've had tonsillitis for a long time, waiting to get tonsils removed, now noticed a nickel sized lump under chin on throat, I'm 24. What is it?
Lymphadenopathy: Infections of the tonsil or pharynx can be accompanied with cervical or submandibular lymph node swelling. An abcess or subcutaneous mass should be ruled out. Read more
Go to your MD: If you have swelling under your chin, you should get examined by a physician. It is possible that it is a submandibular lymph node, however, several causes need to be investigated, especially if the lump is asymmetric. A thorough examination of your head and neck including the oral cavity should be performed. Be honest about use of tobacco products with your doctor. Good luck. Read more
Lump under chin: It depends on exactly where this lump is, but my first guess is an inflamed submental lymph node. Typically lymph nodes swell and become tender while trying to fight off some nearby infection. In this case, typically a dental problem or upper respiratory infection. If it persists, please see your doctor.. Read more
Evaluate further: Lumps under the chin can be due to many things. Depending on where it is exactly, it may be an enlarged salivary gland or lymph node or other etiologies. These can enlarge due to inflammation or an obstructed duct to the gland, but tumors also occur. You should definitely have this evaluated further by your physician or a specialist. Read more
Tooth infection?: Possible tooth infection or ingrown hair are most likely candidates for cause. Do not squeeze or puncture it -- leave that to the pros. See your Dentist ASAP for exam and x-rag image to determine if it is dentally related and if so then for treatment. If not then referral to dermatologist or surgeon. Good Luck -- do not wait, could get more serious. Read more
Cold sores: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. Read more
Son has lump under chin for 9 months with fluctuations in size. Had 3 ultrasounds and still unclear whether thyroglossal cyst or lymph node. Next step?
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Feel a small lump under chin. Is it my lymph nodes that are there? I have a fever and feel like its swollen
Submental node: Yes there are lymph nodes under the chin. You may have lymphadenitis or an oral infection. Read more
I have small flexible lump under chin. My doc said its just a swellen lymph node. But I am worried about cancer. Plz help. I have phobia of cancers?
Lump under chin that hurts I've had over a year. Fatigue really bad. Disoriented a lot. A lot of joint pain that keeps me up. Any idea's about this?
Have it evaluated: This is impossible to answer over the internet. Have you seen a doctor in person? Have it evaluated. Read more
Lumps....: It is most likely a lymph node. Is it tender? How long has it been there? Enlarged lymph node in children are not uncommon in the neck, the arm pits, the groin and also under the chin. If the lump is in some other area it is more worrisome but regardless I recommend you see a pediatrician to help you with decide next steps. Any lump needs to be taken seriously! Read more
Chin implant: I have not generally seen lumps under the chin following placement of a chin implant. However, most symptoms resolve by six weeks. If it's been more than that, there could be a problem. You should return to see your surgeon and let him or her determine if it's normal or abnormal. Read more
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