I have what I think is a swollen gland ("lymph node"?) just directly under my chin. It maks it hard for me to swallo food, water and anything including saliva, it hurts to touch, it looks swollen- it hurts!
I saw my doctor last week who siad I had to wait two weeks before going back but blamed it on a silver cap I had put on my back tooth. No other glands are swollen near the tooth though, its a back molar, the underneath of my chin is nowhere near my back molar. He said it could be as a result of a seed getting caught in a gland, but then said its a very strange place and quite unlikely it could be that.
I find that it gets worse when after I excercise (I do a lot of cardio excercise) and at night (when/after I eat). It gets to the point now where I find it hard to sleep, and cannot raise my chin upwards, laugh or even smile without pain under my chin- it feels like I have a rock caught under my chin, really heavy and really sore!
I am otherwise as normal- I do have an infection on the sides of my mouth (caused by my dentists gloves) but thats on its way out/almost healed, this chin thing has not.
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