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my 15 year old son has a lump under his chin. what could it be

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/ it's been there a month and it's hard. it's the size of a dime.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 8 years ago.
This is most likely to be a small infected gland. It can happen due to infection from any other site, for example, the teeth or tonsils.

However, you should have this checked out. It could also be other things like an infected salivary gland, etc.

You should discuss with your doctor whether an FNAC is needed for diagnosis. This procedure for taking a sample of tissue for diagnosis with a needle is called Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology, or FNAC.

The procedure itself is simple and will not put you to much inconvenience. You can look it up here:

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