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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 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 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 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.

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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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