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lump on my right side of chin, painless and not visible

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Hi, im 15 years old, I recently discovered a little lump on the right side of my chin thats even with the bottom corner of my lip. I recently quit dipping due to this mysterious lump and it has gotten smaller but is still there. Its not visible, i can only feel it. its pretty hard, could it be cancer?
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replied February 26th, 2017
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Based on the description it is possible that the lump you have described could be a enlarged lymph node

Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system, where white blood cells (lymphocytes) mature and ‎‎‎undergo clonal multiplication. The lymphocytes are important for fighting the infection and clearing the ‎‎‎viruses and bacteria from the body. Hence during any inflammation or infection it is common for the lymph nodes to ‎‎‎increase in size and also become a bit tender (pain on application of pressure). ‎

In occasional cases, it is common for some nodes to be continuously active and hence appear enlarged permanently.

In such cases , treatment with antibiotics and other anti-inflammatory measures can help to resolve the condition.

It would be recommended that you consult with your doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.




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