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I have a hard moveable mass under my right side jaw. (Kidney bean) inflamed and painful if probed. Had it for a year. No change. ?

Mass under jaw: 23 M from US: I have a hard moveable mass under my right jaw (Kidney bean) inflamed and painful if probed. Had it 4 a yr. No change? ANS: most likely swollen lymph node or submandibular gland or cyst. Show to your health care team and see what they think. ...Read more

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I had mild toothache yesterday and over night the jaw line has become inflamed and sore?

I had mild toothache yesterday and over night the jaw line has become inflamed and sore?

Infection: You need to see a dentist or a doctor today because this is probably an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic and possibly a tooth pulled. Though the antibiotic needs to come first. Ring your GP/dentist or go to the Urgent Care if you have one near you. ...Read more

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Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen Gland: Under jaw, if it has occurred in conjunction with your tooth extraction it may just be an inflammatory lymph node. However, if it is still tender and especially if it is growing, I would see my doctor about a referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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I noticed an inflamed lymph node under my jaw after exercise?

I noticed an inflamed lymph node under my jaw after exercise?

Lymph node: Peripheral lymphadenopathy without an obvious cause after the history and physical examination presents a diagnostic dilemma. The cause of lymphadenopathy is often obvious after a complete history and physical exam done by a physician. A biopsy is rarely needed. ...Read more

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I,ve been bitten on my face. It's red, swollen and itchy and quite hard and inflamed to the touch. Jaw also aches. What can I put on it? Thank you

I,ve been bitten on my face.  It's red, swollen and itchy and quite hard and inflamed to the touch.  Jaw also aches.  What can I put on it?  Thank you

Cold compresses: To make sure you don't have any fractures of your jaw or any part of your facial bones it will be wise to get an X ray done. Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken may relieve some of the pain , swelling gradually. ...Read more

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I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?

I noticed at the back of my teeth the jaw bone-mandibular ramus is much thicker on one side than the other, could my bone be inflamed or is this ok?

Evaluation: While there is certainly a lot of individual variability and asymmetry with everyone's anatomy, there is always the possibility of pathology that may be affecting your perception of this. Schedule an exam with a dentist to start, express your concerns and get to the bottom of it! ...Read more

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I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

I have pain on my front tooth, slight pain in the jaw bone and inflamed right side of lip it has gotten progressively worse the last two days?

See dentist ASAP: You do not mention if you have a history of trauma to that area. See your dentist ASAP to rule out decay, periodontal disease and trauma related injury which might incluide swelling and inflammation. ...Read more

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Are inflamed lymph nodes under my chin/jaw something I should visit my doctors over? Is it possible to rupture one if you put too much pressure on it?

Are inflamed lymph nodes under my chin/jaw something I should visit my doctors over? Is it possible to rupture one if you put too much pressure on it?

Patience : inflamed lymph nodes under the chin or jaw can be related to recent sickness. Lymph nodes typically will stay swollen after a recent cough/cold/ear infection for several weeks. If the lymph nodes stay swollen he should see your primary care provider. Pressing on lymph nodes will not cause them to rupture. ...Read more

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Flossed behind last molar. Has been swollen/inflamed/painful in gums, jaw and tooth for 3 days now. Is this just a pregnancy symptom or more serious?

Flossed behind last molar. Has been swollen/inflamed/painful in gums, jaw and tooth for 3 days now. Is this just a pregnancy symptom or more serious?

See dentist: May be related to pregnancy. Likely an inflammation to the tissues over the wisdom tooth - pericoronitis. Your dentist will prescribe antibiotics which will settle it down. ...Read more

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What is this lump on my jaw? About 3 weeks ago i was punched in the jaw. I had a lot of swelling but x-rays didn't show a fracture. Since then I have been taking anti-inflammatory's and most of the swelling has gone down. Now there is just a vary hard lum

What is this lump on my jaw? About 3 weeks ago i was punched in the jaw. I had a lot of swelling but x-rays didn't show a fracture. Since then I have been taking anti-inflammatory's and most of the swelling has gone down. Now there is just a vary hard lum

Jaw lump: The most common error in jaw trauma is to fail to follow it to resolution. When an initial xray is "negative" for fracture, it doesn't necessarily mean there isn't one! there may be a "nondisplaced" fracture which does not show up. The xray must be repeated in 10 to 14 days, when the decalcification of the fracture will then sometimes show up. With a persistent lump, you should see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Swelling in jaw. Slight yellow tongue some mornings.Inflamed taste buds.Loose stool sometimes.Neck felt swollen small pain when drinking liquids. HIV?

Swelling in jaw. Slight yellow tongue some mornings.Inflamed taste buds.Loose stool sometimes.Neck felt swollen small pain when drinking liquids. HIV?

Otolaryngologist: These symptoms are nondiagnostic. In view of the presence of jaw swelling, I recommend an evaluation by a otolaryngologist and any appropriate tests or referral to other specialists will be ordered. ...Read more

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I noticed my mom's upper jaw just behind the left ear is inflamed. She has head ache & couldn't raise left arm. No fever. Can swallow normally.?

I noticed my mom's upper jaw just behind the left ear is inflamed. She has head ache & couldn't raise left arm. No fever. Can swallow normally.?

Ear inflammation: The most common causes of redness and inflammation behind the ear are: skin infection, cysts (infected or inflamed), or infected lymph notes. There is no obvious way to relate this directly to your mother's complaint of inability to raise her left arm. If she truly is unable to lift her arm, then she should see a doctor to make sure she is not having a stroke. ...Read more

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F/u with doc post strep-said no infection but throat is still inflamed , under jaw hurts, still lymphnode swollen- put me on prednisone? Why?

F/u with doc post strep-said no infection but throat is still inflamed , under jaw hurts, still lymphnode swollen- put me on prednisone? Why?

Don t know: I really don t know why you were placed on prednisone, some times with nasal congestion , and obstruction and secretions Prednisone is used to improve this. Patients with some bronchitic component of mild asthma may benefit ... But in the 19 th of march 2013 issue of the annals of internal medicine a review on a number of trials states that adding steroids improves pain relief in pt with sore thro. ...Read more

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I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?

I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?

Hard to say: It is clear you have made some assumptions about what is going on. Without a proper exam, it is hard to consider using a prescription at all, much less a controlled drug that might hide important symptoms. Drops only work in some ear conditions, not most. It is time to go to urgent care and have someone find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Did intense workout 1 week ago. Had severe muscle soreness. Now my gums are extremely inflamed, lymph nodes under jaw swollen and Have mouth ulcers. ?

Did intense workout 1 week ago. Had severe muscle soreness. Now my gums are extremely inflamed, lymph nodes under jaw swollen and Have mouth ulcers. ?

Not: Not from the workout. Ulcers and gum inflammation indicates gum infection, probably viral or bacterial. When this happens the lymph nodes, acting as a filter, become swollen. Please see your Dentist. Referral to a gum specialist, a Periodontist, may be in order. ...Read more

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Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw. Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals. 3yrs?

Need help! I have had a swollen glands under my right ear by my jaw.  Pain in my sinuses. Lumps on the roof of my mouth. Imflammed nostrals.  3yrs?

3 years?: Many of these are signs of inflammation/infection, but other causes cannot be ruled out without further information, history and direct examination. I am surprised that you have had them for three years...I would strongly recommend a visit to your family doc for a comprehensive history and physical exam and possibly some lab work-up. Also, perhaps a visit to the dentist.. ...Read more

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