Home » Browse Health Topics » Cysts » Lump on jaw - do I need to see a doctor
Lump on jaw - do I need to see a doctor
Dear Ask The Doctor:
I have a small lump (about the size of a pea) that is above my jawline. It is hard but I can roll it around on top of the bone so it doesn't appear to be well-attached. It doesn't cause any pain or problems with eating or talking and the only way I can feel it is with my finger from the outside. My doctor told me a while ago it was 'probably' just a cyst or fatty lump of tissue but I'm currently abroad and can't easily get to an English-speaking doctor. My main reaosn for concern is it has recently increased in size. Should I visit a dentist or doctor? Or is it nothing to worry about?
Answer:It certainly seem that you have either a lipoma or a sebaceous cyst. Sebaceous cysts can become inflamed or infected causing an increase in size and tenderness. Both these conditions do not require any treatment. If you feel that the cyst or lipoma is growing in size, you may ask your doctor to surgically remove the lump.
Sign In to join in the conversation.
You’re in good hands, meet ATD’s founding physicians.
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.
- Board Certified GP
- CMO ATD Health Network Inc.
- Adjunct Professor at U Of T
Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.
- Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Director ATD Health Network Inc.
- Fellowship Training Atlanta, GA
Scrotum related problem
It is quite embarrassing but I have two pea sized ball in my scrotum, they are not on my testicles, but are sort of a...
Had a pimple on scrotum for over 1 month
I have had a hard pimple type thing on the outside of my scrotum that i noticed about a month ago it was quite swolle...
A bit ago I felt something wet on my tailbone
A bit ago I felt something wet on my tailbone. I thought it was a zit as before I've had this with some lumps and ign...
How safe (in terms of risk to testis/ sexual po...
How safe (in terms of risk to testis/ sexual potency) is the surgical removal of cyst (almost twice the size of the t...
I've had a pain in my lower right side, could
I've had a pain in my lower right side, could the pain I be feeling be a ruptured cyst?
I have a mass roughly the size of a pencil
I have a mass roughly the size of a pencil eraser in the helix of my ear. It has been slowly growing for a year and a...
Is it ok for me to be in the sun
Is it ok for me to be in the sun and in water a day after having a sebaceous cyst surgically removed?
Can I fly after having a sebacious cyst surgica...
Can I fly after having a sebacious cyst surgically removed from my upper leg? I have surgery planned for 11:15 in the...
Can I get on a flight after having surgery on
Can I get on a flight after having surgery on a sebacious cyst
A couple of years ago, I had an itch on
A couple of years ago, I had an itch on the surface of my left foot by my pinky toe and I scratched it. It felt like ...