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I have just come across a lump/bump/boil under my chin. I press

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I have just come across a lump/bump/boil under my chin. I press deep and I can find it. It does hurt and is under my chin where your jawline is.

What could this be?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

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this could be an infected or blocked submandibular gland.

Dr. David :

submandibular glands make saliva for the mouth and sometimes they can be blocked by a stone and swell up and be tender or they can become infected sometimes.

Dr. David :

you might need a course of antibiotics or help calm down the infected.

Dr. David :

sometimes warm compresses on the area and sucking on lemon candy can help unblock plugged duct from the salivary gland.

Dr. David :

I'm glad it doesn't hurt.

Dr. David :

then the gland may not be infected or blocked.

Dr. David :

most likely this lump is not causing your headaches.

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let me know if you have questions.

Customer: Hi
Dr. David :

hi

Customer: You sure it doesn't sound like cancer!
Dr. David :

I am a cancer doctor

Dr. David :

I treat cancer patients every day.

Dr. David :

no, this doesn't sound like cancer.

Dr. David :

cancer would be unlikely in your age group.

Dr. David :

if you are worried about cancer, you can see your GP and get an ultrasound of your chin and neck area.

Dr. David :

but I suspect they will find a normal lymph node or a normal submandibular gland.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer: ?oh ok
Customer: I hope not as I am so concerned
Customer: What other symptoms does cancer present?
Dr. David :

different cancers have different symptoms.

Dr. David :

there is not one symptom for all patients.

Dr. David :

telling you more symptoms is only going to make you more worried about cancer.

Dr. David :

and it seems you are very worried and concerned already.

Dr. David :

so I don't want to make you more worried and anxious.

Customer: As long as you are sure
Dr. David :

it doesn't sound like cancer.

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let em know if you have other questions.

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