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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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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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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

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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?

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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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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