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Is it normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes just under

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is it normal to be able to feel your lymph nodes just under your jaw. I can only feel them if I tilt my head to the left or right it is about the size of a pea or small pea they feel spongy aand move out of the way when i touch them
Dr. Saha :

Hello,

Dr. Saha :

Welcome to Just Answer.

Dr. Saha :

When did you notice it?

Customer:

I have notice a few times off and on over the course of a year

Dr. Saha :

Is it increasing in size?

Customer:

doesnt seem to be

Dr. Saha :

Do you feel pain?

Customer:

not really unless i press on them, then they are a little tender

Dr. Saha :

It is possible to feel lymph node under the jaw.

Dr. Saha :

It is usually enlarged in infections of the tooth, or oral cavity.

Dr. Saha :

Once enlarged, it can take time to subside.

Dr. Saha :

It may take months too.

Dr. Saha :

As it is not enlarging & there is no pain, you can observe it.

Dr. Saha :

If it enlarges or if a new one appears, you need to take an examination by doctor.

Dr. Saha :
My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know
Customer:

ok I can feel them on both sides but just the ones right under the jawbone. If i had lymphoma would I have other symptoms?

Dr. Saha :

The lymph nodes would enlarge, new nodes would appear in this or other areas. You can have weakness or fatigue, fever, weight loss etc.

Dr. Saha :

There can be night sweats

Dr. Saha :

There can be symptoms in abdomen like pain, appearance of lumps.

Customer:

ok thanks, I have had some ibs type symptoms over the course of the year but had a clean mri back in september

Dr. Saha :

MRI could detect enlarged nodes in abdomen. It is reassuring that there is none.

Customer:

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