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What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

There are several: possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem within the mouth, the lips, the tongue or the skin nearby. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy from squamous cell carcinomain submental lymph nodes?

What is the life expectancy from squamous cell carcinomain submental lymph nodes?

Hard to know: It depends on where the cancer came from. Most cancerous nodes in this area would be from lip cancer, floor of the mouth cancer, cancer of the gum. With proper treatment, which can include surgery, radiation, and possible chemotherpy, the prognosis can be good. Other health problems such as smoking, diabetes, heart and lung disease all decrease the prognosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in normal condition how a person feel submental lymph node which r located below middle of chin?

Can you tell me in normal condition how a person feel submental lymph node which r located below middle of chin?

No : Only an experienced health care professional should evaluate what is normal or not. Even then evaluation is tricky and may require judgement or further testing. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swelling under my chin which I believe to be my left submental lymph node?

What to do if I have a swelling under my chin which I believe to be my left submental lymph node?

Lymph node swelling?: Start by seeing your dentist to rule out any dental infection as a cause. Your dentist may refer you to your physician if he\she does not believe the cause is dental in nature or feels this lump\swelling warrants further investigation. ...Read more

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I have a small submental lymph node enlargement just below my chin.I am 25 male.Sexually active.I have running nose since 13 years old. Is it aids?

I have a small submental lymph node enlargement just below my chin.I am 25 male.Sexually active.I have running nose since 13 years old. Is it aids?

I agree: I agree with the other doctors' answers. The lymph node is unlikely to be from hiv. However, the fact that you have the thought "could this be aids" means you really should be an HIV test. The HIV test is recommended now for everyone, especially if you have risk factors for getting hiv. Found early, treating HIV can prevent so many problems. ...Read more

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I have a small thyroid nodule that is getting biopsied next week and a hard swollen submental lymph node (normal cbc), are they related?

I have a small thyroid nodule that is getting biopsied next week and a hard swollen submental lymph node (normal cbc), are they related?

Maybe: It depends on what the thyroid problem is. I would make sure that the person doing the thyroid biopsy knows about the submental mass. It may need to be biopsied too. ...Read more

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Swollen bump under chin in front of neck near adams apple. Assuming it is a swollen submental lymph node and concerned also have had a headache today, and wonder what I should do about it

Swollen bump under chin in front of neck near adams apple. Assuming it is a swollen submental lymph node and concerned also have had a headache today, and wonder what I should do about it

This : This may be suggestive of a thyroglossal duct cyst , particularly if there has been a history of fluctuating size, isolated midline or near midline structure, and elevates with swallowing. An ultrasound or ct scan of the neck is often helpful if this is suspected. A more thorough history and physical exam is always a good starting point. ...Read more

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I hv a submental lymph node swelling under my chin of size 1cm. Also have 3 big pimples on chin which i popped. Is this HIV or infection of pimmples?

I hv a submental lymph node swelling under my chin of size 1cm. Also have 3 big pimples on chin which i popped. Is this HIV or infection of pimmples?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of our body's janitorial service (process badness & drain away if possible or try to contain it in the node). Node may well be draining an infection as single swollen node speaks against HIV but a good exam is in order & testing if you have risk factors for HIV (iv drug use, sharing needles, exchanging sex for drugs, Cocaine use, unprotected sex). Have your doc take a look. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more