Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
193 Doctors are Online

Pain in lower jaw near the chin after breast reduction surgery. Painless soft tissue present. Are these lymph nodes?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 1968
Answered : 298 Questions
Dr. Rynne,
I am 46 years old, female, in generally good health. Non-smoker/no alcohol. Last year I had elective breast reduction surgery and since then I have been feeling strange twinges of pain in my lower jaw near my chin. Sometimes it feels like a smooth rounded area of tissue every so often and other times I do not feel anything at all. On both lower jawlines I feel a series of low rolling areas -- are these nodes and should I be ableto feel them even when I haven't been sick? They do not hurt and are not tender except for the one that sometimes feels tender closest to my chin. No abnormalities were found in pathology from breast reduction.
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2012 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Andrew Rynne MD 2 hours later
Hi there. Thank you for posting your query. I will do my best to help you.

I am not sure. On reading your question however my impression is that you have got nothing to worry about. Certainly, is would be hard to make any connection between what you might be feeling around your mandible and your history of having had a breast reduction.

What you are probably feeling are old lymph nodes. Over a life these can become enlarged and be palpable for a whole variety of reasons. You can relax there. You will be fine.

I hope that I have answered your questions fully and been of some help. If you have anymore questions please contact me again anytime.

Dr Andrew Rynne.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor