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What Causes Swelling Under The Chin
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
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
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
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
I have a severe sore throat and fluid build up under my chin. What can cause the fluid build up? I have been sick before without the swelling.
ENT consultation: Get an expert exam and have your throat and salivary glands checked. ...Read more
I hav a swelling in what i think is a gland on the left side under the chin. Its sore at times and pulsates with my hb. Waiting to see ect .Worried?
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
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?
Infection possible: This may be an infected or swollen gland---please have your internist check this out as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chin swelling: Swelling on the face is often tooth related, but may also be due to skin related problems like acne, scysts, and other skin problems. It is best for you to see a physician or oral surgeon for evaluation of this problem. A dental exam and xray often reveals tooth related disease (cysts, abscess). ...Read more
What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?
Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more
How much swelling will I have after chin liposuction? I've seen some people complaining that they looked worse after chin liposuction than before. Does it really cause that much swelling?
Garment: You need to wear a compressive garment after chin liposuction to prevent swelling. If you don't by gravity post operative fluid will build up under your chin and when it gets ultimately absorbed, will leave irregularities or lumps. ...Read more
CRPS in the Head: When any new symptoms appear, talk with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Head swelling: The only things i can think of would be trauma and infection. Any history of insect bites? I would apply ice, but if that doesn't help, see a doctor. ...Read more
See doctor: It is not possible to tell what might be wrong without seeing you. I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
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