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cat lover
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   Posted 10/26/2006 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
like everyone else-im looking for reassurance. I have swelling of lymph node under my jaw, but other than a VERY mild sore throat, im not sick. I remember noticing the swollen lymph node a year ago, and somehow i got over it, (I felt my dads jaw, and he had the same thing under his jaw) but im getting anxious about it again. Every once in a while, iget some discomfort in the node, if i tilt my chin to my chest, or turn my head to look behind me. This is a mild pain/discomfort, but not painful. I do have a similar lymph node under my left jaw as well, but it seems slightly smaller. they move easily and seem almost "slippery" -maybe the size of a lima bean or larger-its hard to tell really. does anyone else get this? I clench my jaw alot, and I have TMJ, but I dont know if that would cause the "submandibular" lymph node to swell. Please let me know if youve ever had this, or worried about lymph nodes like this. im scared its lymphoma HIV, or some other metastatic cancer.

Shebig
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   Posted 10/26/2006 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Catlover

It could be your TMJ, I get swollen nodes from TMJ occasionaly, or you may be getting a slight infection. I very much doubt if it's any of the others you are worried about. Has your doctor checked this out for you in the past, if not maybe you should have it checked just for your own peace of mind. Take care and feel better.

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puppylove83
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   Posted 10/26/2006 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi cat lover

I had the same symptoms a couple months ago. Mine was on the left side under the jaw. When I noticed it for the first time, I didn't think it was a big deal so I left it alone. (Also, I was going through a depression and couldn't get up to go to the doctor) The swelling got bigger as the days went by.. to the point that I started feeling pain and discomfort whenever I moved my neck or when I yawn or eat. At the same time, I felt very weak, tired, cold, nauseous and felt pains all over my body. So I thought I had something really bad. So I went to the doctor but thankfully it was only an infection in my throat and ears. Two weeks of antibiotics and I was fine afterwards. The doctor said that I was under a lot of stress that my immune system became weak and that's why I got infected.
So if your case sounds like mine, it should be just an infection.
Hope you feel better soon =)

puppylove

Howlyncat
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   Posted 10/27/2006 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I dont think it is anything more than an infection either not playing that down as you should see the doc and see what he says
Sometimes antibiotics are needed to get rid of it if in fact it is an infection
It also could be yor TMJ
I would really believe whoe heartedly it is NOT Cancer
Please do see your doctor asap to have infection ruled out or antibiotics given perhaps nd please do keep us posted okay
Take care
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cat lover
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   Posted 10/27/2006 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My thought was that it could be the TMJ as well. I did see one article from a doctor online, who said there was a correlation between enlarged lymph, and TMJ. THank you all for you responses. I need to let go of it and move on. Things can become HUGE when we continue to focus/obsess about them. I always go to the "what if..." THanks again!

I_willconquer
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, lumps that usually move easily such as your described are most likely benign, and harmless.

Be well :-)

hopeful82
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   Posted 10/27/2006 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes - good point! If the lymph node is squishy and movable, nothing to worry about :)
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bluemeanies
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   Posted 10/27/2006 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi cat lover. I have two very spoiled/loved cats. I have TMD (on the left side) also and am having swelling in my cheek on that side as well as some swelling of the node there. I had cat scratch fever years ago and it affected that node and since then it has gotten sore/swollen off and on. Nothing that has been a big problem. I would ask your doctor about it though to rule out an infection. Hope you are feeling better soon.

cat lover
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   Posted 10/27/2006 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
THey arent squishy, they are firm, like rubbery, i guess, but moveable, smooth feeling (not lumpy) I am not too worried, I felt my coworkers, under her jaw. (people at work think im crazy) and hers felt the same-shes healthy, just got bloodwork back from her physical. so most people just dont touch them-you have to get the head at just the right tilt, and palpate in such a way to actually feel what i feel. The nurse practitioner couldnt feel what i feel under my jaw. Im certain of what i feel, but i think we are exceptionally thorough, us hypochondriacs.thanks guys

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/27/2006 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi cat lover, mine get swollen from time to time. I have Epstein Barr Virus and I get extremely tired when they are swollen. I don't think you should worry too much. :)
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cat lover
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   Posted 10/28/2006 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
IM not sure if mine are swollen, or if that i just became aware of them, and beacused i touched them they got sore,and a bit swollen. like i said, when i felt my coworks nodes-hers were pretty identical to mine in size/shape, etc. so mine are probably normal-

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted Today 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Cat,
I wonder how you are now. At lunch time I felt a lump under my chin. It
grew and grew until by midnight one was a little smaller than a baseball -
the other one the size of a golf ball. I could barely swallow. I had pain all
over my body, expecially under my ribs.
I have chronic pain so sometimes I wonder what is what.
By the time I got to ER my face was tomato colored and I was dripping
sweat on the floor and freezing. (Very odd!) The ER was cold. They say
they keep it could to keep down the germs.
This happened six days ago. They gave me a lot of tests. I seemed to be
allright except for my outside symptoms and I had never been so sick sick sick
in my entire life. I hope to get a response to this. Pamela
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stkitt
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   Posted Today 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear Pam,

The last time this member posted was in October of 2006.  Did your swelling go away on its own or were you medicated with anything in the ER?

I would think it may be wise to follow up with your primary care to make sure that all is well.

Take Care
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/28/2008 3:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kitt,
I see that she posted in 2006. Eeeeek! Where is she now?? lol.
I will be going to the doctor. I have put it out of my mind but it came back.
I believe I have a million illnesses. Terrible.
Glad to have the board. Wish it would get going.
Pamela Neckpain

stkitt
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   Posted 7/28/2008 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning,

I am so happy to hear you are going to follow up with your physician.  We will all be waiting to hear what he has to say.  Also remember if you feel your throat or airway is being compromised in anyway, get to the ER.  It is natural to worry when we have some physical sx but try  to stay in the moment and don't let it take over your life.

Remember you have anxiety, it does not have you. :-)

Gentle Hugs

Kitt


 

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cookie_tee
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   Posted 4/12/2011 8:15 AM (GMT -6)   
hey guys, i know this was posted ages ago, but i also have a lump under my jaw. I had my wisdom teeth removed a few months ago I don't know if it has anything to do with that.. I am not unwell. I found it as sometimes in certain positions I would sleep I would feel slight pain, I felt around my neck and came across the lump. It keeps sliding around though it is hard to find it at times. What do you guys think it could be?

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   Posted 4/12/2011 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
C.T. I resoponded to your other post, good job on starting a fresh one, as this is so old. In fact I'm going to go ahead and lock it since there is now a new one.
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princess ginger
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   Posted 5/18/2011 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I have noticed that sometimes when I eat, the lymph node below my left ear and under my chin gets swollen and becomes painful. It goes away after about an hour, but it seems like it is affected by the salivary gland. I don't know how else to describe it. I have not seen anyone address this. Any ideas?

Thanks

stkitt
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   Posted 5/18/2011 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
princess ginger,
 
I started a new thread for you.  Look for your name in the title of the new threads.  Thank you so much.
 
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