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Should I worry if my jawline feels sore on the left side. Then when I press on it it feels like a small moveable lump sore to touch?

Should I worry if my jawline feels sore on the left side. Then when I press on it it feels like a small moveable lump sore to touch?

Sore jaw: I would see your primary doctor or dentist within the next few days, sooner if you are having fevers and this lump is growing rapidly in size. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I noticed a small pea sized or a slightly bigger round ball under my jawline, on the right side. I can move it around and it's sore, but not very. I have started dieting. What could it be?

I noticed a small pea sized or a slightly bigger round ball under my jawline, on the right side. I can move it around and it's sore, but not very. I have started dieting. What could it be?

Swollen lymph node: Sounds like an enlarged lymph node. We have hundreds of lymph nodes in the neck. In general, lymph nodes greater than 1 cm in diameter are considered to be abnormal. They usually result from an infection or inflammation in the body. Usually they go away once the infection is treated. If the node continue to increase in size or does not go away after a few weeks it is prudent to get it checked. ...Read more

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Horrible sore acne only between my lower cheeks and jawline. Why is this and how do I get rid? I'm 24. Female.

Horrible sore acne only between my lower cheeks and jawline. Why is this and how do I get rid? I'm 24. Female.

See dermatologist: Of course skin care routines with varying combinations of topical oil free cleansings, exfoliation, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and various prescriptives such as retinoids, erythromycin, Clindamycin and/or ala treatments administered by a dermatologist may help. The use if red/blue light therapy has mixed results. ...Read more

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Lump neck below ear along jawline. Tender and sore?

Lump neck below ear along jawline. Tender and sore?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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The last 4 days ive been having tightness and bad soreness under my chin and jaw, directly below jawline. Any ideas? Any advice home care?

The last 4 days ive been having tightness and bad soreness under my chin and jaw, directly below jawline. Any ideas? Any advice home care?

Jaw pain: You could be coming down with an infection in your mouth and the lymph nodes may be trying to contain the infection. Have your doctor check your neck and the inside of your mouth out. ...Read more

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I have a cancker sore at the inner fold between my cheek and gum and a pain in my jawline/neck area, is that a common symptom of canker sores?

I have a cancker sore at the inner fold between my cheek and gum and a pain in my jawline/neck area, is that a common symptom of canker sores?

Not usually: Typically, the pain is localized to the area of the sore. There could be a referred pain to the area you state if the lesion was sufficiently deep. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my ear on the jawline its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore. Why is this?

I have a lump behind my ear on the jawline its been there for about a week and now all of a sudden its sore. Why is this?

2 possibilities: You may have an infected lymph node that needs to be addressed or more rarely this could represent an early parotid mass. See a Head and Neck surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. What can I do to treat the pain?

I have a canker sore on upper gum near cheek, and now have a pain at my jawline/neck on the same side. What can I do to treat the pain?

Pain: I am wondering if the pain you are experiencing is because of the pain of the canker sore. If you are not already, try one of the numbing pastes or liquid medicines that you apply directly to the sore several times a day. You can also take ibuprofen (label directions). ...Read more

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I have a knot on my left jawline. Very sore I have both ears infected and teeth broken off on that side. Could it be coming from this?

I have a knot on my left jawline. Very sore I have both ears infected and teeth broken off on that side. Could it be coming from this?

Absolutely: I would start with a visit to your dentist to have those broken teeth evaluated. Start with the obvious. They're not healthy if they are broken. If they are not restorable, have them extracted. The ear infection should be treated by your physician. ...Read more

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Acne like bumps behind ears and down neck, jawline. They get very inflamed, sore, and sometimes itchy. Seem to spread quickly. Is this just acne?

Acne like bumps behind ears and down neck, jawline. They get very inflamed, sore, and sometimes itchy. Seem to spread quickly. Is this just acne?

Acne: It is common for inflammatory acne to involve the jaw line in women. A dermatologist can confirm the diagnosis and offer anti inflammatory medications where appropriate. ...Read more

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Swollen gland next to my right jawline. Canker sore on the right side of my mouth as well. Are they associated or should I be worried?

Swollen gland next to my right jawline. Canker sore on the right side of my mouth as well. Are they associated or should I be worried?

Be patient: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Complications of canker sores can include fever, swollen glands, and feeling run-down.
If concerned, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my jawline and collar bone-deep and painful. In ICU visiting for two weeks. I am sick, zpak, prednisone not helping. Could it be mrsa?

Need culture: In order to know what is possibly growing in those sores a swab needs to be obtained and cultured. Not sure how these sores relate to you current illness. Follow-up with your prescribing physician for on-going evaluation and changing of treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Lump by left side under jawline and where jaw meets the neck. I feel it everytime I turn my head left. I'm not sick, no fever. Just cold sore on lip?

Lump by left side under jawline and where jaw meets the neck. I feel it everytime I turn my head left. I'm not sick, no fever. Just cold sore on lip?

Reactive node: Commonly lymph nodes will swell when there is an infection. If it doesn't resolve, be sure to get it checked out. Its of more concern if firm and nontender. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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Have same thing just went to ent and he said ears and glands were fine and sent me home now lumps are moving down jawline and sore and low wbc 2.4 for?

Have same thing just went to ent and he said ears and glands were fine and sent me home now lumps are moving down jawline and sore and low wbc 2.4 for?

See doctor: I am quite concerned about the very low WBC which may signify something more serious especially when associated with lumps (lymph nodes). You need to contact your family doctor who may refer you to a hematologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain and strain in frontnof neck after talking awhile, ears and along jawline start hurting and under chin. Waking up with nasal drip and dry sore thr?

Pain and strain in frontnof neck after talking awhile, ears and along jawline start hurting and under chin. Waking up with nasal drip and dry sore thr?

Sore throat: Could be a virus, and your body will handle it in time with some rest, plenty of fluids and perhaps some ibuprofen for the discomfort. If the pain is in the jaws, it could be TMJ disfunction (irritation of the jaw joint). This takes longer to resolve and sometimes requires special physical therapy. If you get fevers, or see pus on your tonsils, see a doctor. Limit talking if that causes discomfort ...Read more

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I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

I have strep throat and my entire left side of my face is sore. My gums my jawline under my tongue my neck like pulling a muscle. Suggestions?

Infection: Infection may be entering the spaces between layers of tissues. Your physician should have you on an antibiotic regimen. If you have not seen your GP yet, call immediately or go to Urgent Care. ...Read more

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I have pain along the left jawline extending up to my ear with slight alteration of hearing, v tender.25y/o female smoker weight loss & cough blood 1yr?

Can't diagnose it on: The basis of just those few symptoms, but pain and tenderness in that area, with ear involvement, plus coughing up blood can relate to a serious bacterial infection. You need to be seen and examined by a health professional asap, and get real advice from a physician who can actually see you and get what tests are needed to determine what the problem is and how to fix it. ...Read more

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Sore grey tissue at gum line, why?

Sore grey tissue at gum line, why?

Could be many things: Is it a newly formed lesion or color? Did you just notice it? Is it everywhere. Or just around one or couple of teeth.? ......It could be as simple as just pigmentation of your gums (if you are an african-american), or could be a leakage of a filling material under the gums (called amalgam tattoo). In any case you shuld check it with your dentist, & he/she may refer you to a periodontist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does itean when your vaginal tissue goes bright red and is sore when weeing and touching?

What does itean when your vaginal tissue goes bright red and is sore when weeing and touching?

Yeast infection: You have a common problem. Yeast infections are easily treated with anti-fungal medication available at the drug store. ...Read more

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I have soreness in the soft tissue of cheek. I have also had problem with tmj. Could they be related?

I have soreness in the soft tissue of cheek. I have also had problem with tmj. Could they be related?

Muscle pain?: If TMJ was a recent issue, you may have been overusing the jaw muscles to protect the joint. This can be on par with an intense muscle workout and as lactica acid builds they get very sore. Try taking Ibuprofen if you can for a few days. Stick with soft foods and apply alternating ice and heat to the area. If not getting better withing a day or 2, see your dentist about the problem. ...Read more

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I need to poo all the time and its also quite sore when I wipe an leave bright read wipe marks on my tissue?

I need to poo all the time and its also quite sore when I wipe an leave bright read wipe marks on my tissue?

Probably Hemorrhoids: The need to defecate all the time is worrisome. Bright red blood streaking on the tissue from a sore bottom is not so alarming. I would think internal and external hemorrhoids are likely causing this. Inflamed internal hemorrhoids with some rectal prolapse could be causing the need to go. Other things can be present. Best to get checked out! ...Read more