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Diagnosed with thyroid papillay carcinoma with lymph node metastasis. Swelling under jawline, strange taste. What could this be?

i had a tt a year ago as was diagnosed with thyroid papillay carcinoma with left lymph node metastases. for the past 3 weeks, i am having swelling under my left jawline, enough to cause pain and discomfort on jaw movement. also, a strange taste seems to have settled on left side of my mouth. no teeth problems. should i be worried? have undergone 2 RAI therapies.
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das
Firstly, the swelling you described, could be a lymph node .
So, first you have to search for any infectious origin. If, the infectious origin is excluded then one Fine needle aspiration cytology should be done to rule out any metastasis from the previous thyroid lesion.
So, consult with your treating doctor for a thorough clinical examinaton and for ordering a Fine needle aspiration cytology from the prominent lymph node.
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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