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Suggest treatment for a lump on the jaw

HI, I HAVE HAD A SMALL WORRY GO ON FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW. TO START EVER SINCE I WAS LITTLE I HAVE HAD A FEW SMALL STIFF, BALLS , IF YOU WOULD, MAYBE THE SIZE OF A PEA, ONE IN MY JAW, CHEEK, NECK, AND BEHIND MY EAR (COMMON PLACES OF LYMPH NODES). THEY HAVE BEEN STIFF AND PAINLESS FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, SINCE I WAS PROBABLY 14, I AM NOW 24. AS OF LATELY (3-5 WEEKS) I HAVE HAD CLOGGED EARS, SMALL PAIN IN MY JAW, AND UNDER MY JAW (WHERE MY LYMPHNODES ARE). I HAVE GOOGLED THINGS AND ALL THAT DOES IS STRESS ME OUT. AS FOR LYMPH NODES IN MY ARMPIT OR GROIN I REALLY CANT EVEN FEEL ANY, SO NO PAIN OR ANYTHING WEIRD OR OUT OF PLACE THERE. NO NIGHT SWEATS OR WEAKNESS EITHER. I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF THIS IS SOMETHING TO BE WORRIED ABOUT OR AM I STRESSING OVER NOTHING? ANY ADVICE WOULD BE HELPFUL! IF I SCHEDULE A DOCTORS APPOINTMENT WOULD A EAR NOSE AND THROAT DR BE APPROPRIATE? THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Mon, 22 Jun 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.

Thanks for your query . The symptoms you mention in query are clearly indicating that the lump is lipoma . LIpoma are over growth of fat tissue under the skin . They are generally painless . But the become painful if any nereve (sensory nerve ) or blood vessels involve with them.

Sometimes they can also be called as angiolipoms when they become painful.

I would suggest you to consult dermatologist as well as surgeon for proper examination and to rule out other causes like lymphadenopathy . Doctor may surgically remove lipoma , perform liposuction , may prescribe antibiotics .

For now give warm compresses twice a day and take ibuprofen(if not allergic) and acetaminophen for pain.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest treatment for a lump on the jaw

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. Thanks for your query . The symptoms you mention in query are clearly indicating that the lump is lipoma . LIpoma are over growth of fat tissue under the skin . They are generally painless . But the become painful if any nereve (sensory nerve ) or blood vessels involve with them. Sometimes they can also be called as angiolipoms when they become painful. I would suggest you to consult dermatologist as well as surgeon for proper examination and to rule out other causes like lymphadenopathy . Doctor may surgically remove lipoma , perform liposuction , may prescribe antibiotics . For now give warm compresses twice a day and take ibuprofen(if not allergic) and acetaminophen for pain. Hope your concern has been resolved. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari