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Is a blunt paint below the hinges of my jaw indicative of swollen lymph nodes, therefore I ought to bunker down and get rest/fluids/etc?
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Jin Packard
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: See Doctor
Pain in the jaw hinge could be tmj, but pain below the hinge could be anything: referred pain of decaying tooth, inflammation in the parotid gland or lymph node.
If red, warm or swollen, call your doctor. Rest and fluids are for viral infections (cold and flu). If this is a localized bacterial infection you need to seek medical attention.

In brief: See Doctor
Pain in the jaw hinge could be tmj, but pain below the hinge could be anything: referred pain of decaying tooth, inflammation in the parotid gland or lymph node.
If red, warm or swollen, call your doctor. Rest and fluids are for viral infections (cold and flu). If this is a localized bacterial infection you need to seek medical attention.
Jin Packard
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Dr. Atique Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: May be
Please your doctor for evaluation.

In brief: May be
Please your doctor for evaluation.
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