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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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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