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I am a 22 year old female, 5'0" 100 pounds.

I have been experiencing what feels like fluid retention/swelling underneath my jaw/chin everyday for the last 5.5 years. The swelling started 5.5 years ago and was sudden, accompanied by a sudden 10 pound weight gain (that I have since lost) over the course of several days. The swelling lasts throughout the day and I don't notice any triggers. It can get even worse when I'm not drinking enough water, but even when I do drink enough water it's still pretty bad. I also keep a pretty low salt intake. The swelling can go down a lot after a shower, only for it to swell up again later. Recently the pressure I felt in that area got so bad that I went to the emergency room and the doctor still found nothing after feeling my jaw/neck. The pressure was just absolutely unbearable, but it went back to the usual degree of swelling the next day after getting my period. But it still swells up even when I'm not close to my period.

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replied August 21st, 2019
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Ultrasound neck should be done to rule out organic cause. In case of normal sonogram, consult psychiatrist to evaluate you for hypochondriasis.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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