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lump/bump under mouth

my gf has a small lump/bump at the side jus under her mouth, you can feel it when she smiles but when pressed it disappears, this only recently appeared.. she is 3 months pregnant and is actualy suffering from a toothache.. could this at all be cancer? she is very worried
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Hello,
Form the symptoms it looks like swollen lymph node due to the tooth infection. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Other causes include allergic reactions, arthritis, cancer, metabolic diseases, and an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).

Ask her to apply warm compresses and consult a dentist because the lymph node will regress only when the infection goes away.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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