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Bump on chin, hard, feels bruised, pain when touched. Will it go away on its own?

I have a large bump right below my cheek somewhat on my chin. I got it a few weeks ago and it feels as if its gotten a little bigger. It almost feels like a bone. Its very hard and it has non stop bruising feeling. If I just swipe my finger down my cheek/chin or put a little pressure on it its very painful. I haven't hit my head or anything of that matter to of got this bump. I was just wondering if i should see a doctor or if it will go away on its own.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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You seem to be having Cervical lymphadenitis..
Lymphadenitis is an inflammatory swelling of the lymph nodes
This presents as a tender, smooth lesion in the cervical region .
It can be associated with fever and other systemic symptoms...
It is important whether you are also suffering from any other problems like Upper respiratory infections, sore throat, cough, tonsillitis or any dental/oral problems.. As such lymph node swellings usually occur as a protective response in our body in order to contain any such infections..

Also, if it is an acute swelling, as it is in your case, then it is relieved as the primary infection heals or is treated,,
So you might need a course of oral antibiotics along with pain killers..
I would suggest that you see a general physician who can locate the focus of infection and treat you accordingly..

Hope it helps
Wishing you speedy recovery
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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