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My female partner has told me yesterday evening that she has

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My female partner has told me yesterday evening that she has found a growth under her chin the size of a snooker ball so as this is the Easter weekend how would you suggest that she proceeds to get it reviewed and treated?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.

Mysticdoc :

Hello,

Mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Mysticdoc :

Does she have any sore throat or fever?

Mysticdoc :

Swelling under the chin can be either a swollen lymph node or a salivary gland.

Mysticdoc :

Inflammation from viral infection is the most common cause.

Mysticdoc :

Bacterial infection causes more symptoms like fever, pain etc.

Mysticdoc :

Less commonly, this can be a tumor under the chin.

Mysticdoc :

Now in most cases the tumor is benign especially the one that appears suddenly.

Mysticdoc :

Since there is no other symptoms, she can wait for the clinical evaluation after the easter weekend.

Mysticdoc :

However, if fever or pain appears, then it is better to go to the local hospital for earlier evaluation and antibiotic course.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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