I have a Painless swollen lymph node below my Jaw in the right side and I realized it before 2 years. It hasn't changed in size. I don't even realize it till I touch it. I have an issue with my wisdom teeth and I am yet to remove it. Whether I have to be worried about this swollen lymph node? I once discussed it with a doctor, he asked me to ignore it saying that it could be swollen because of my wisdom teeth. Thanks for your help.
I also have a swollen lump below my jaw in the right side - it may not be a lymph node - it is possible that it is your submandibular salivary gland. Check with your dentist - they know the anatomy of your mouth and jaw area. Typically the submandibular gland will swell without any pain, whereas swollen lymph nodes typically do exhibit pain of some sort. As a general rule of thumb, if you touch it and move it around and it feels stationary, as if it is stuck to something, I would do much further research into it.
I have a similar issue that I just found below my ear, but on my jaw line. I was sick with a sinus infection for a week, and then partook in NYE festivities (bad idea). When I woke up the back of my jaw line leading down to my neck (in the joint of my jaw and neck) was really sore. Yes, it happened, literally, over night. The soreness subsided two days later, but now there is what feels like a large lump. I noticed in the above message that if it is "movable" than there is less to worry about (maybe), and it does feel like its attached to a vein or something (but not just floating around). I set up a doctor's appointment, but there was a hiccup with my health insurance and I was forced to re-schedule for another week. I am extremely nervous about this and cannot concentrate at work or sleep, because I am afraid it is cancerous. Does anyone have any insight onto what this might be and possibly the severity of such a lump?
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.