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What is the lump under my chin on my neck?

What is the lump under my chin on my neck?

Lumps under the chin are usually harmless. Most of the time, they’re caused by swollen lymph nodes. This swelling is typically triggered by an infection. Cancer, cysts, abscesses, benign tumors, and other medical issues can also cause chin lumps.

How do you tell if a lump is a lymph node?

The difference between lymph nodes and lumps is that the lumps are typically movable, soft and feel sore and/or painful. You might even observe some skin reddening where the lumps originate. Swollen lymph nodes appear very fast, but breast cancer lumps grow a lot slower.

What could cause a lump on your neck?

Autoimmune diseases,cancer,and other disorders of the thyroid gland,such as goiter due to iodine deficiency,can cause enlargement of part or all of your thyroid gland.

  • Viruses,such as mumps,can make your salivary glands enlarged.
  • Injury or torticollis can cause a lump in your neck muscles.
  • What could cause a lump under your chin?

    Swollen lymph nodes. Swollen lymph nodes may cause a lump to the left or right of the chin.

  • Benign tumors. A benign growth or tumor may cause a lump to form under the chin.
  • Certain cancers. Various cancers may cause a lump to form under the chin,making an early diagnosis essential.
  • Other possible causes.
  • Why do I have a lump under my chin?

    Traumatic causes of chin lumps

  • Infectious causes of lumps. An infection may produce one or more lumps in the form of a localized abscess or as a diffuse enlargement of lymph nodes.
  • Tumors or cysts that can cause chin lumps
  • Serious or life-threatening causes of chin lumps.
  • Questions for diagnosing the cause of a chin lump
  • Is a lump on my neck a sign of cancer?

    Most neck lumps aren’t harmful. Most are also benign, or noncancerous. But a neck lump can also be a sign of a serious condition, such as an infection or a cancerous growth. If you have a neck lump, your healthcare provider should evaluate it promptly.