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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 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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I have a marble sized, somewhat hard lump under my left jaw line the side I have a sinus infection on it is painful only when touched. Not visible. ?

I have a marble sized, somewhat hard lump under my left jaw line 
the side I have a sinus infection on it is painful only when touched. Not visible. ?

Likely adenopathy: Or enlarged lymph node. In your case it seems to be reactive in response to the infection. Some remain slightly enlarged indefinitely, but the tenderness will go away as soon as the infection is gone. ...Read more

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I have a sudden lump below my jaw. Just to the right of centre line. Not painful. Slight swelling of the nearby lymph node present. Help please?

I have a sudden lump below my jaw. Just to the right of centre line. Not painful. Slight swelling of the nearby lymph node present. Help please?

See an ENT: It would be most prudent to see an ENT to have the lump evaluated. It may be nothing and simply glandular swelling, or it may need further evaluation with a biopsy or simple excision. ...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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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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Lump below ear at jaw. Not painful to touch but am concerned. What could this be? I have no cold

Lump below ear at jaw. Not painful to touch but am concerned. What could this be? I have no cold

Vague: Can't really venture an answer without a thorough history and exam. I would see a Dr. asap to help determine, if possible, the cause. Are there other symptoms besides the lump? Popping, clicking of the jaw joint, pain, locking of the jaw- opening or closing or both??? Could be a TMJ/TMD issue, but difficult to access at this point. ...Read more

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

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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