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Tenderness and swollen feeling under the right side of chin, difficulty in swallowing and dizziness. Any ideas ?

I ve been experiencing tenderness and a swollen feeling under the right side of my chin . It has gone away in the past (I had the same issue a couple of years ago) and has, as of a month or two ago, come back. When this happens I do find it hard to swallow (like I have to consciously make an effort to get food / drink down at most times, sometimes making me nervous that I could choke). I also have experienced dizziness to some degree, as well as shortness of breath (the latter has gone on for years). I ve mentioned it do my doctor (who I ve admittedly not been an all-star making regular visits with) and he s felt under my chin and advised that it seems to just be a mild case of swollen lymph nodes and not a major issue. One additional symptom is that I frequently feel the need to swallow (more so than usual), which also makes it hard to eat and drink as I feel that I could inadvertantly swallow out of sync and choke. Fairly dismal, but I am concerned about it and not sure what it could be given that there are multiple symptoms.
Asked On : Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and thank you for your query
The hard swallow which you are complaining could be due to some kind of problem in your pharanyx or esophagus.
I advice you to visit your family physician and get your throad examined.
The swelling below your chin should be examined.
A FNAC should be done ie aspirating cells from the swelling.

I hope this information is of help to you.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 24 Aug 2012
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