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    Hey,

    So I went to my dentist a few weeks ago, had my usual dental check and he decided to feel under my chin! (I have no idea why :dontknow:). He discovered a pea size lump to which I never knew existed. He started feeling it and etc asking me if it hurt and etc to which I replied no. So he said that he'd refer me to a specialist at the hospital to get it checked out.

    Had a letter come through on Saturday for an appointment tomorrow - however I can not attend as it clashes with my volunteering. I rung up an hour ago to try and change the appointment, talking to the receptionist who said ''this is urgent''! . . . Due to commitments and unable to find a suitable appointment the receptionist said he'd ring the secretary and find me another appointment . . .

    Now . .im just wondering - does anyone else have a pea sized lump under their chin? Does it hurt? have you been referred to a specialist by your dentist/gp? . . . .I have internet searched and a lot of people have said ''its just the lymph node'' . . .but im now quite curious as to what the heck it may be . . or if it really is only my lymph node that has come up due to univeristy stress/tension? . .
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    You should go to the appointment! Not your volunteering. Appointments like this are hard to get at short notice, and it might be ages to the next one.

    Under the jaw there are several different lymph nodes, so this could be why. However there are more sinister reasons why this could be there, and that is why you should get it checked asap. If the dentist didn't think it was so urgent you wouldn't have got an appointment so quickly. Some hospital appointments take MONTHS.
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    Volunteering? Is helping out in a charity shop or whatever really more important than an "urgent" medical appointment?
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    go doc!
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    Go to the doctor - it could be anything from an infection to cancer (lymphoma). Go and get it treated and to back to volunteering when you're healthy.
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    The pea sized lump could be anything from something harmless to something more sinister, personally I would go to the appointment. I"m not saying it will, but imagine if the lump gets any bigger and becomes noticeable?.
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    ha no way! ive got one, slightly smaller than a pea and painless, its been there a couple of weeks now, im sure it emerged after I had a really bad sore throat thing.

    Im gonna make a doctors appointment just to be sure. If youre doctor said its urgent I really would advise you to go.
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    I have a little lump about an inch away from my chin/jaw/whatever; I've always assumed it was a lymph node or the other side of a salivary gland. :confused:
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    im guessing dentists know enough about head anatomy to have an idea if something is serious or not- if he thinks its urgent then its an idea to listen as even if its nothing if there is something there and the dentist is right an early diagnosis can make a huge difference
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    If they've given you an appointment that quickly and they're telling you its urgent then go to the doctors, it may be nothing but it may something, its worth missing your volunteering for one day to get it checked out
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    My friend had the same thing once, and died because she put her volunteering before her pea-sized chin lump.












    Oh wait, did I say my friend? I meant you, in the future, you idiot.
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    (Original post by Flo_Ryder89)
    ha no way! ive got one, slightly smaller than a pea and painless, its been there a couple of weeks now, im sure it emerged after I had a really bad sore throat thing.

    Im gonna make a doctors appointment just to be sure. If youre doctor said its urgent I really would advise you to go.
    It was my dentist! I didn't know it was ''urgent'' until the 2nd time I rung!!

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    Volunteering? Is helping out in a charity shop or whatever really more important than an "urgent" medical appointment?
    Its not a charity shop, its a Crown Court volunteering placement which is not easy to get!!

    I didn't know it was urgent until i rung again on the second occasion when the receptionist said it was ''urgent''. IF I had known that I would have definately gone!
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    (Original post by RachaelS)
    If they've given you an appointment that quickly and they're telling you its urgent then go to the doctors, it may be nothing but it may something, its worth missing your volunteering for one day to get it checked out
    So do you reckon I should perhaps try and get an appointment with my GP and see what s/he says? I didn't know it was 'urgent' until I rung the 2nd time - by which my original appointment had gone! :/ That is what has annoyed me! I have been rescheduled for 11th March which clashes with uni, but I will let my lecturer know and go to that appointment unless another one comes up earlier.
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    Just so everyone knows:

    I did not know it was an urgent appointment until the 2nd time I rung - by then my original appointment was gone. IF I had known this I would have NOT cancelled and definately gone to the appointment. I did not ask to be criticised - I simply asked if anyone else had a lump under their chin and etc.
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    its probably just a lymph node, ive had one swollen for a while. i believe they are side effects of colds etc
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Volunteering? Is helping out in a charity shop or whatever really more important than an "urgent" medical appointment?
    This. Screw volunteering, this is about your health.
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    its probably just a lymph node, ive had one swollen for a while. i believe they are side effects of colds etc
    Yea when I went to see him, I had a head cold that day which I was trying to get rid of for agess (had it 4+weeks). So I was trying to tell my dentist ''I have a cold, stressed with uni and etc etc'' and he said ahh okkk, but im going to refer you anyway just to be sure.

    Do you mind me asking - does your ''lump'' hurt? . .
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    This. Screw volunteering, this is about your health.
    :facepalm: too late - appointment has already gone when I rung the 2nd time, to which I was then told ''its urgent''. If I had known this I would have definately said sod the volunteering and gone to the appointment tomorrow.

    I had absolutely no idea that it was put down as urgent, seeing as it was a lump that I did not even know existed until my dentist went prodding in my mouth and then under my chin .
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    Yea when I went to see him, I had a head cold that day which I was trying to get rid of for agess (had it 4+weeks). So I was trying to tell my dentist ''I have a cold, stressed with uni and etc etc'' and he said ahh okkk, but im going to refer you anyway just to be sure.

    Do you mind me asking - does your ''lump'' hurt? . .
    no lol, not at all you might as well go if its booked now tbh
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    (Original post by DancinBallerina)
    Just so everyone knows:

    I did not know it was an urgent appointment until the 2nd time I rung - by then my original appointment was gone. IF I had known this I would have NOT cancelled and definately gone to the appointment. I did not ask to be criticised - I simply asked if anyone else had a lump under their chin and etc.
    People obviously have had lumps on their chin.. But lumps can be caused by anything, so the question is completely redundant. I get that you came on here to quell your anxiety about cancer...but what the **** do you want us to write? "Its definitely not cancer because I had a lump and it went away".
    Go the doctor and stop posting on this thread. No useful information apart from the urgency of this appointment can be gleaned from this thread.
 
 
 
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