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Hi, I'm an 18 year old female and I recently (a few weeks ago) noticed a small (maybe bb sized, 1 cm?) lump which is movable under my chin, above my throat. I do not have any of the other symptoms like weight loss, night sweats, itching, or loss of appetite-- but of course, I am nervous. My father got Hodgkin's Disease when he was in his fifties. I went to the doctor and he did not seem too concerned-- told me not to worry about it but if it grows to come back and see him. He could tell I was nervous and he said I could take some antibiotics (Augentin) for 10 days to see if it goes away. It is day 6 and it hasn't gotten any bigger, but it hasn't gone away.

I want it biopsied.

Is there anything else this could be?

Also, I get tiny red dots (not raised) on my skin during my daily 5 mile runs and when I lift weights. They go away after I relax, but I don't know what that is.


Could it be related?
Any thoughts much appreciated.
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replied January 21st, 2011
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am really glad to help you out. The few important causes of the lump under the chin which need to be looked into are swelling due to enlargement of the one of the salivary glands. This can occur due to an acute infection in the gland and can be associated with a stone in the duct of the gland causing the swelling. However, it is a painful condition.

Another possibility is a sebaceous cyst. In this, the sebum (oily secretion) from the sebaceous glands can get trapped and result in the formation of a cyst. This is usually painless and may require surgical removal, if it causes any discomfort or is unsightly.

A biopsy of the swelling maybe required as it can also result from a swollen lymph node. It is very difficult to diagnose online without doing a physical examination. Hence, I’ll suggest you to consult a physician for the same. I sincerely hope it helps. Take care.





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replied September 26th, 2016
I think I have the same thing
It sounds like I have something similar. Mine goes away with antibiotics and it occurs I'm noticing when i am going through something stressful and i can feel my tongue tense up...for some reason that has a chance of bringing it out, which happens now probably once a year for the past few years. It completely goes away. Well now it's back so i'm wondering if your diagnosis to this individuals issue would relate to what i'm going through? It goes away and comes back. I would think that is something a cyst would do. Tumors can't come and go with antibiotics can they? I'm in a way being pushed to self diagnose cause no doctors since I was about 19 when it started (i'm 42 now) have been able to tell me what it is.
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replied September 26th, 2016
It sounds like I have something similar. Mine goes away with antibiotics and it occurs I'm noticing when i am going through something stressful and i can feel my tongue tense up...for some reason that has a chance of bringing it out, which happens now probably once a year for the past few years. It completely goes away. Well now it's back so i'm wondering if your diagnosis to this individuals issue would relate to what i'm going through? It goes away and comes back. I would think that is something a cyst would do. Tumors can't come and go with antibiotics can they? I'm in a way being pushed to self diagnose cause no doctors since I was about 19 when it started (i'm 42 now) have been able to tell me what it is.
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