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Painful lump under chin. What could it be?

Painful lump under chin. What could it be?

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

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Woke up with a painful lump under my chin.Also just discovered a painful lump on the side of my jaw and near the lump below my chin?

Woke up with a painful lump under my chin.Also just discovered a painful lump on the side of my jaw and near the lump below my chin?

Sub mental node : Do you have any sore throat, fever, gum or oropharynx pain?It can be your submental lymph gland swollen by viral infection like CMV or ebv or stone in your salivary duct. If you have fever and difficulty in chewing or swallowing, please see your doctor and check it out. Infection should resolve soon with treatment. If they persist- need lymph node biopsy specially if family history of lymphoma. ...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.

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.

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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Just discovered non-painful dime size lump under chin,slightly to rt side.Chest pain when breathing out after deep breaths 2 weeks.No teeth pain.

Just discovered non-painful dime size lump under chin,slightly to rt side.Chest pain when breathing out after deep breaths 2 weeks.No teeth pain.

Bronchitis ?: Hard to diagnose without someone listening to your breath sounds with a stethoscope and a chest x-Ray, go see a real time doc and get more answers ...Read more

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Small painful lump behind ear & under chin. Ear aches as well as scratchy throat. Want to go to dr, but it's the weekend. What to do to ease symptoms?

Small painful lump behind ear & under chin.  Ear aches as well as scratchy throat. Want to go to dr, but it's the weekend. What to do to ease symptoms?

Ear Pain: The lumps you have noticed are most likely swollen "glands" or lymph nodes. These enlarge and can be painful when you are fighting an infection. The ear pain with the location of the swollen lymph nodes sounds suspicious for an ear infection. I recommend ibuprofen 400mg every 6-8 hours for the pain and seeing a doctor tomorrow to check your ear and throat. ...Read more

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What could cause a painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

What could cause a painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

Lymph Node: A lot of poss answers to this & a lot depends on the characteristics it. There are a lot of areas of lymph nodes in the body (see pic) including in the "submandibular" space below the chin. This could be from your body fighting a viral or bacterial infection-which may need tx. If viral it will likely go away by itself. Could also be an abscess or other prob. If stays, red, warm, fever get checked ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful lump on jaw (underside of chin)?

Oral surgeon: Could be something as simple as an abscess from an infected tooth, to a skin cyst, to a tumor. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and suggestions about treastment. ...Read more

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Had a hard, painful swollen lump under the chin, and took antibiotics for infection. Now no pain, just the hard lump. What is this, and what's next?

Had a hard, painful swollen lump under the chin, and took antibiotics for infection. Now no pain, just the hard lump. What is this, and what's next?

Dermatology appt: It sounds like the structure/rash was infected which is why it hurt and it improved with antibiotics. The question now is what is the underlying "lump". Is it a nevus of some sort, a trapped hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst? For "lumps" visual inspection is key. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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