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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?

Neck swelling: I believe at this point you should be referred to an oral surgeon. A panoramic x-ray or even ct scan should be taken. You might have an abscess that requires drainage. Also chronic osteomyelitis which would be rare, has to be ruled out. ...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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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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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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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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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