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Question: lump on chin


 camara - Fri May 06, 2005 9:15 pm

Hello, 2 days ago i noticed I developed a marble sized lump right in the middle of my jaw bone - where my chin meets my neck. It's not noticable on view, but when i press there I can feel a roundish lump. It doesnt hurt, but if i press it hard then it feels tender. I don't know why it is there, or what it may be?

Can you help?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Sat May 07, 2005 9:29 am

User avatar Is it colored at all? Where the jawbone meets the neck is a common place for certain types of acne, if it becomes tender or sore and discolored, a pale pink or purple, it is probably a pimple, or a sebaceous cyst. If it's a pimple, it is a small infection - you can get a shot of cortisone to take down the inflammation and take a short course of antibiotics to heal the infection. A sebaceous cyst usually requires surgical removal (no big deal, a little novocaine in the cyst and it's done right in the doctor's office).
 camara - Sat May 07, 2005 2:03 pm

Hello there, thank you for your response,

No it it not coloured, you cant even see it at all as its so deep - I only knew it was there because i can feel it with my fingers.
I don't think it is a pimple as I have had these before and know what they feel and look like. This one does seem to be something different - almost like a swollen gland type feeling. But it isnt on the sides of my throat/chin - its right in the middle about two inches up from where my adams apple is. Does this help explain anymore what it could be?
 Shannon Morgan, CMA - Sat May 07, 2005 8:09 pm

User avatar In that case, you really should get it looked at; strange lumps/growths should not be let go. Better safe than sorry, hon.
 camara - Sun May 08, 2005 9:41 am

Thank you again, I will in that case be checking it out tomorrow - hope its nothing too serious!
 missgde - Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:46 pm

hi, doubt you'll still check this, but i'm curious, i have the exact same issue, its almost like i wrote you message..haha everyone kept trying to tell me it was a pimple too, and I kept saying nooo! Anyway, i'm just curious to know what it ended up being? Thanks.
 MrKnifeGuy - Thu Feb 16, 2006 5:27 am

Hi, im a little late to this. I have the same problem. I was just wondering if any of you have had them checked out yet?

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