I have a submandibular mass measuring 2-3cm under my left chin. It is soft, movable, painless and with very very slow growth. I have had it for 17 yrs now. Should I still have it removed through surgery?
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replied October 5th, 2009
i have had a similair issue for over 10 years. Have you ever had the mass looked at by a doctor? If so what is the diagnosis?
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replied October 6th, 2009
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yes i had a doctor looked at it. He said the mass has benign characteristics. However, he still suggested to have it removed. I am hesitant to have the surgery. As I read, in some cases, the mass comes back. What is your case? Did you have surgery?
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replied October 6th, 2009
I have not had surgery and a similair diagnosis of benign mass. I am thinking about going to an ENT for further evaluation. From speaking with my doctor and doing some research, the chance of the mass returning is pretty slim as long as they remove the entire mass. Personally, I am hoping the ENT recommends removal, I'm tired of worrying about it.
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replied November 7th, 2011
I had one. Mine wasn't bothering me at all, but my specialist recommended that I have it removed. So I did. That was three years ago now. It hasn't come back and I haven't had any issues.......
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