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Forum Name: Oral and dental diseases

Question: Lump Near Jaw


LoneWonderer - Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:38 pm

A friend of mine has a lump near his jaw that moves. It swells and goes down periodically. It can be moved from his upper jaw to underneath his jaw. It's located around the bone. I was just curious if it could an infection or what.
Thank you.
Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:16 pm

Your friend's lump is probably a Lymph node. There is a Lymph node chain that runs along the jaw line. Lymph nodes can swell from time to time.

If it becomes painful or seems to be changing somehow it should be evaluated.

Best wishes.

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