Jaw Lymph Node Problems

What Causes Lump Under Jaw Or Chin?

Lump under jaw or chin can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose lump under jaw or chin, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "lump under jaw or chin" as a symptom.  For example, mercury toxicity.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
cold sores
very tender muscles
poorly-removed amalgams
being an unsocial person
metallic taste in mouth
coated tongue
unexplained missed periods
very angry/hostile disposition
high cold water fish consumption
occasional painful urge to defecate
eyes bulge from past hyperthyroidism
vision disturbances
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of lump under jaw or chin.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate recent swollen/painful lymph nodes, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
UNDER JAW OR CHIN: Do you have any swollen or tender lymph nodes here?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No
→ Yes, swollen but not tender
→ Yes, tender but not swollen
→ Yes, swollen and tender
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either no jaw lymph node problems or jaw lymph node problems, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness).