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Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Can a large pimple on my chin cause swelling under the chin? I have a soft tender lump under my chin, have had them before- thyroglossal duct cyst?

Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the internet. Second a pimple, carbuncle, or furuncle can cause tender lumps under the chin which may be either a swollen lymph node or an actual cellulitis or abscess of the anterior neck space. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Hello docs. I was wondering can tonsil stones cause swelling of glands under the chin?

Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more

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I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

I had an abcessed tooth that cause a swelling under my chin but that tooth got removed and swelling went away. But why am is the swelling back?

See your dentist: And notify him/her asap. He/she may possibly take a new x-ray if it had been awhile back and do clinical exam to check the rest of the teeth and your periodontal condition. Goodluck! ...Read more

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I am having swelling in my neck under the chin area n one symptom that can be related is I have very sensitive throat?

I am having swelling in  my neck   under the chin area n one symptom that can be related is I have very sensitive throat?

Likely from enlarged: Lymph node due to your sorethroat but if it gets worse or bigger go see your dr. ...Read more

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Knot size of a golf ball just under my chin.Doesn't hurt. Was taking prednisona.My face started swelling.Stopped but still swelled. What do you think?

Knot size of a golf ball just under my chin.Doesn't hurt. Was taking prednisona.My face started swelling.Stopped but still swelled. What do you think?

Get seen: Now. This is cancer until proved otherwise. I suspect the face is swelling because it's obstructive the veins in the neck. Many cancers that announce themselves like this are curable at this stage. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have some swelling under my chin with pain when i swallow and eat?

I have some swelling under my chin with pain when i swallow and eat?

Infection possible: This may be an infected or swollen gland---please have your internist check this out as soon as possible. ...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 fairly large swelling on the left side of my neck just under my chin the doctors didn't know what it was and have put me on anti biotics but I've not had any symptoms of being ill.

I have a fairly large swelling on the left side of my neck just under my chin the doctors didn't know what it was and have put me on anti biotics but I've not had any symptoms of being ill.

Neck swelling: Most probably lymph gland enlargement from adjacent area infection may even be from bad teeth or it might be cyst, the examining physician get a better impression of it. If does not resolves he or she may suggest you to have biopsy .for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have headaches, and flu like synthoms, and pain on my left side I have swelling under my chin and neck the size of small ball

I have headaches, and flu like synthoms, and pain on my left side I have swelling under my chin and neck the size of  small ball

You : You are probably experiencing enlarged lymph nodes. This occurs when your body is fighting off an infectious process. The lymph nodes are increasing in size because they are producing white blood cells which help fight off infection. They usually decrease in size in about 4-8 weeks. However you should still have your doctor examine you to make sure this is in fact the cause, and to treat any infections that are present. All the best. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with a stiff neck for months I have a lot of stress and depression ?But I also noticed some swelling under my chin?

I have been suffering with a stiff neck for  months I have a lot of stress and depression  ?But I also noticed some swelling under my chin?

Anxiety: Some people under stress will not sleep well and wind up with a stiff neck, but this may not be the cause. Swelling under the chin is a different matter and you should be examined by a doctor for this. With stress and depression it might also be of benefit to see a counselor (therapist, minister, good friend). ...Read more

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Every once in a while I will have slight pain in my lymph nodes under my chin but no swelling no fever no chills no other symptoms What could be wrong?

Every once in a while I will have slight pain in my lymph nodes under my chin but no swelling no fever no chills no other symptoms What could be wrong?

Possibly...: This could still represent slightly swollen but small lymph nodes (shotty lymph nodes) due to localized or systemic inflammatory conditions such as infections. It may be difficult for you to actually isolate and feel lymph nodes under the skin, but your doctor should be able to. Generally, shotty lymph nodes are not of concern, but do see your doctor if you have unexpected weight loss or fever. ...Read more

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I have noticed a swelling in my lymph nodes under my chin and armpits, joints feel tired and lethargic

See your MD: There is a broad spectrum of problems which may cause this but you need an evaluation if these are recent and advancing. You should make an appointment with your family doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am getting an ache in my groin am scared I have lymphoma I can't feel an swelling but can feel my glands under my chin. A chest tightish or anxiety?

I am getting an ache in my groin am scared I have lymphoma I can't feel an swelling but can feel my glands under my chin. A chest tightish or anxiety?

Please go to your: doctor for an exam. If it is a medical condition he/she is the person who can diagnose and treat it. If it is psychological in origin a mental health professional can teach you strategies to help. In either case you will regain peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Swelling after thyroid surgery 3 days ago, the left lobe (a 4 CM nodule was on it) and the isthmus ? Was removed. The whole area (including right under my chin) is huge. Is this normal?

Swelling after thyroid surgery 3 days ago, the left lobe (a 4 CM nodule was on it) and the isthmus ? Was removed. The whole area (including right under my chin) is huge. Is this normal?

This : This is excessive swelling and should be seen asap. Typically an expanding hematoma (collection of blood in the wound bed where the thyroid lobe was removed) also causes excessive pain. If that is happening, see your surgeon right away. ...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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What are the causes of the lymph nodes to swell up under the chin and how do I get rid of it?

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes under the chin are usually responding/reacting to some kind of inflammation or infection in the mouth. You have to find the underlying cause and treat this. This can help them shrink. Sometimes, once the lymph nodes have swollen up, they will stay enlarged even though the infection or underlying problem is better. These lymph nodes can usually be observed or removed. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more