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Suggest treatment for lump in jawline

Hi, I am a 26 year old female and I have a hard pea sized lump on my jawline and its been there for over three weeks. I have tried putting a heat pack on it which seems to shrink it but it just comes up again. Please help, I am very self conscious of it. I also went off the pill which I have been on for 10 years about 4 months ago which I thought might have been something to do with it.. I started taking it again last night. Any advice of how to get rid of the lump would be very appreciated.

Fri, 12 Jun 2015
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Hi Dear,

welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern.

Thanks for your query . The most probable reason for swelling on your jaw line is stone in salivary gland duct . The condition is know as sialolithiasis . Stone in duct block the secretions of gland and make it swell.

This can occur due to many reasons like certain medicines like antihistamines or not eating enough food.

I would suggest you to to consult dentist or oral surgeon for proper diagnosis . Doctor may X-ray , ultrasound OR CT scan to rule out other causes like lymph node or osteoma. Doctor may recommend yu to suck on sugar free lemon candy ,drinking lots of water , and give gentle massage to duct area . Doctor may also apple pressure on duct to expel stone .

If above methods doesn't work then there will be a surgical procedure for that.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest treatment for lump in jawline

Hi Dear, welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. Thanks for your query . The most probable reason for swelling on your jaw line is stone in salivary gland duct . The condition is know as sialolithiasis . Stone in duct block the secretions of gland and make it swell. This can occur due to many reasons like certain medicines like antihistamines or not eating enough food. I would suggest you to to consult dentist or oral surgeon for proper diagnosis . Doctor may X-ray , ultrasound OR CT scan to rule out other causes like lymph node or osteoma. Doctor may recommend yu to suck on sugar free lemon candy ,drinking lots of water , and give gentle massage to duct area . Doctor may also apple pressure on duct to expel stone . If above methods doesn t work then there will be a surgical procedure for that. Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari