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Hard, painful lump underneath jaw line. What could this be?

Hard, painful lump underneath jaw line. What could this be?

See dentist: Swollen lymph node is a sign of infection. Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. It is a treatable condition. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Call your dentist today. ...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)?

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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What should I do to minimize the size of my swollen jaw lump that was created by my infected tooth?

What should I do to minimize the size of my swollen jaw lump that was created by my infected tooth?

See your dentist: See your dentist. He will prescribe antibiotics or drain the area. You will probably need root canal treatment. ...Read more

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Lump on jaw by ear appear 2 week after getting pneumonia. Now I feel better by the bump is rock hard and can move a little. Should I be worry.

Lump on jaw by ear appear 2 week after getting pneumonia. Now I feel better by the bump is rock hard and can move a little. Should I be worry.

Do not panic but..: ...See your doc as soon as you can. If it happened in the setting of an infection, it may be a reactive lymph node and it may take a while to go but I do not like your description of it being rock hard. Get a good exam. ...Read more

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Lump on jaw, no dental pain. Was the size of a pea but now a couple months later quarter sized. What could it be? Also feel pressure in jaw now.

Exam needed: It is time to see a dentist or oral surgeon and have this swelling evaluated and find the cause. There are many things that can cause this and the only way to find out is by a physical examination. Even without pain this area is growing and needs treatment. Do not wait any longer. ...Read more

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Palpable, visible, immoveable lump on jaw. No mass, but area of increased density on one CT image. No contrast. What could it be?

Palpable, visible, immoveable lump on jaw. No mass, but area of increased density on one CT image. No contrast. What could it be?

Bone cyst other: You have a palpable mass on the mandible or jaw. You had a CT scan without contrast and it showed increased density. You should continue to follow with your ENT doctor about the mass. They may order a panorex of the jaw. So long as the mass does not change in size and does not cause disfigurement then best to continue to observe. ...Read more

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Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland. What could it be?

Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland. What could it be?

Inflammation or mass: Possible explanations are an obstructed duct causing a tender area of swelling or a parotid tumor. 80% of, parotid tumors are benign. It is concerning that it aches as parotid cancers are more likely to be painful than benign masses. Recommend seeing ENT soon. ...Read more

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I Developed mouth sores last week and now the right side of my throat is sore. There is also pain under the right side of my jaw. Lump with white spot?

I Developed mouth sores last week and now the right side of my throat is sore. There is also pain under the right side of my jaw. Lump with white spot?

Examination: Any and all white (or red) mouth lesions require investigation. The source of your sores, lumps, & white spots has to be determined in order to arrive at the appropriate treatment. Please call your Dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Rock- hard marble- sized lump on jaw line towards the neck and swollen mouth. Tongue feels like its being ripped open if moved. Any idea?

Rock- hard marble- sized lump on jaw line towards the neck and swollen mouth. Tongue feels like its being ripped open if moved. Any idea?

See dentist asap!: My idea would be to see your dentist asap! Find out what it is. Don't waste your time trying to have someone who can't see nor examine you try to guess as to what it is. ...Read more

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I have found a hard moveable lump under my left jaw. I've never noticed it before and its not painful just feels a little weird when touching it. It's about the size of a marble maybe bigger. The lump is a little hard to find and there isn't one on the th

I have found a hard moveable lump under my left jaw. I've never noticed it before and its not painful just feels a little weird when touching it. It's about the size of a marble maybe bigger. The lump is a little hard to find and there isn't one on the th

Neck mass: Hard masses in this location need evaluation. There are many benign things that could cause this, but the location is also where many different types of cancer can begin. Best to see your doctor, or arrange for referral to a head and neck surgeon to fully evaluate and see if a needle biopsy or other biopsy will be useful. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause any painful lump kind of thing underneath left jaw? Its very painful to touch

Does smoking cause any painful lump kind of thing underneath left jaw? Its very painful to touch

Smoking: Smoking is bad for you and the toxins can cause many issues. A lump can be anything from Cancer, to a Lymph node to an abscess or an infection. If you are concerned then have someone check it our. ...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 behind my jaw and behind my ear>what is it?

Probably an. ..: Inflamed lymph node. The tail of the parotid also extends to this area and may cause your problem. See an ent. ...Read more

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What might be causing the painful recurring lump on the upper left side of my neck right under my jaw?

What might be causing the painful recurring lump on the upper left side of my neck right under my jaw?

Neck lump jaw pain: See a head and neck or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Many neck/jaw masses are dental in origin, and are often overlooked. Wisdom teeth, abscessed jaw teeth, or other dental pathology may present this way. A good oral exam of the teeth and jaws is a good first step. ...Read more

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Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Was noticed after extensive use of mobile phone that was giving lot of discomfort?

Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Was noticed after extensive use of mobile phone that was giving lot of discomfort?

Needs to be checked: It may be a swollen lymph node. Infected submandibular salivary gland, a cyst or some other tumor
so see your doctor and let him chek you and find what is the cause. ...Read more

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Found a small, hard, lump on the left side of my face. Feels as if it is attached to my jaw and doesn't move when touched. It isn't painful. Cyst?

Found a small, hard, lump on the left side of my face. Feels as if it is attached to my jaw and doesn't move when touched. It isn't painful. Cyst?

It depends on size: If it is small (10mm, you should show it to your GP and get his opinion regarding biopsy or excision. If it appeared to be benign, then it can be watched for further growth or regression. Further growth means you need a biopsy done. ...Read more

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My jaw popped out 2 days ago & it hasn't felt right since. It feels heavy and it is painful. There is a sort of gristle lump on the side it popped.?

Displaced disc: The loud pop was your disc jumping back but it could have slid laterally to the outside and that is the lump you feel. Your teeth probably don't close like they did before pop. Call your dentist immediately so he can diagnosis and treat your problem and give you relief ...Read more

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What can cause a painful lump to push the ear from jaw?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Sneezed last night and now there is a lump on the left side of my neck just under my jaw line. The lump is smaller today but kind of painful.

A cold: You likely have a cold and the lymph node enlargement was an immune response to the viral insult. Since the node is getting smaller, I think it will be normal again in a couple of weeks. But if it remains painful or gets worse in the next few days, perhaps a doctor visit should be considered. ...Read more

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Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Infection?

Small, painful, and firm lump just under my jaw. Infection?

It maybe: It maybe a sign of infection in the oral area, including teeth, gums, and mucous membranes. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Non painful lump on side of jaw by ear that has been there for a year or 2, what is it?

See oral surgeon: For evaluation, imaging and treatment. It could be a simple benign condition. However, appointment with oral surgeon is warranted.
Take good care. ...Read more