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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Bump on chin.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
User :   Hi there Doctor. I am a 18 year old healthy male kind of hypochondriac. And i have a bony protrusion on right side of chin kind of on the jaw. Hard and bony?
Doctor :   please describe your symptoms in detail.
Doctor :   ok
User :   just sticks out if you push on it the otherside does not have it?
User :   does not move or hurt
Doctor :   is it a bony protrusion or tissue swelling? have you got it examined by your doctor anytime?
User :   Well I was at the ENT and he noticed nothing about 2 months ago. And I think it is bone because it definitly does not feel like tissue?
Doctor :   is it possible for you to send a picture of it? if yes please send it to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   it will help to understand better what you describe
User :   you cant see it im sorry i just feel it on the one side?
User :   it jsut a very small bump like the bone is just not smooth
Doctor :   ok. then in that case I would advise you to consult an orthopedician or an ENT specialist specializing in head and neck surgery
Doctor :   was any x-ray taken anytime
User :   no sir. Im just scared i hope its not cancerous or anything.
User :   i worry about health alot.
Doctor :   if it is a bony lump or protrusion, x-ray will pick it up and also tell the extent of it
User :   Can i ask one more question?
Doctor :   yes please proceed
User :   Um on the right side of my neck next to my windpipe there is a little swelling is it possible to pull a muscle in chin or for one side to be more dominant if it is a lymph node its only on the right side but really doesnt hurt?
Doctor :   if it is a bony lump or protrusion, x-ray will pick it up and also tell the extent of it. it will also suggest if any cancerous growth is there.
Doctor :   it can be a lymph node, the chin muscles usually will not get pulled in that region. since when is this present?
User :   2 weeks ago? doesnt hurt but its not huge but i have bad post nasal drip and my ears full full and bad breathe?
Doctor :   then it is very much possible that it is lymph node swelling. get an detailed ENT check up done for your problems
Doctor :   eat right food and at right times, it will help to stop the bad breath
User :   Okay but doctor since i am a hypochondriac what is the chance like its lymphoma its only the one side and thats it
Doctor :   you might need to be treated with antibiotics. for the hypochondriac part, you should consult a psychiatrist to help you out of it. if lymphoma is suspected you will have lot of other symptoms and other lymph node swellings
Doctor :   it will be good if you go ahead with a complete health check along with all the tests done to rule out any infection or cancer
User :   I mean doctor i feel fine. I go out and work every day have fun. Eat, i just get scared doc. I dont know why im like this my mom doesnt help me and my dad tells me to toughen up
Doctor :   it wil also put your mind to rest once you see all the results being normal
User :   i just had a whole plethora of blood tests done and everything was normal and i mean every tests 17 vials of blood 2 months ago cancer wouldnt be that fast would it?
Doctor :   you will need counseling and psychiatric help to come out of it. discuss with your parents about getting one done
Doctor :   it will definitely help you
Doctor :   to come out of your fears
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes sir. i am sorry
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ever since this anxiety happend i get indigestion to
Doctor :   believe your test results
Doctor :   they are more accurate than your fears
Doctor :   cancer if present will have lot of other severe symptoms
Doctor :   maintain a well balanced diet and eat on time
Doctor :   get the counseling done soon
User :   Thank you i appreciate it.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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