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Lump under the chin is a swollen area, also known as bump appears under the chin, either along the jaw line or on the front part of the neck. It may appear as a single bump or more than one lump in a cluster. These lumps under the chin are usually harmless.
A lump or a swelling that is painful and develops suddenly may be caused by many reasons such as an injury or an infection. Sometimes, it is a hemorrhoid (piles). If you are susceptible to the risk factors for hemorrhoids, the anal lump may be due to piles. You should talk to a doctor even if the symptoms are mild.
A lump behind an ear is usually an indication of a localized area of swelling of certain glands. Swelling in these lymph nodes can result in the formation of one or multiple lumps that can occur not just behind your ear but other part of your ear as well such as your earlobe or your ear canal.
Enlargement of a lymph node under your arm may indicate presence of a lump. Lymph nodes are specialized small, oval-shaped glands which are present throughout the body. These lymph nodes play a key role in the body’s immune response. Lumps under armpits are very common and may not always be serious
Neck lumps, also sometimes called bumps or masses, indicate the presence of abnormal mass in your neck. Lumps on neck can develop as a result of many possible reasons. They may develop from the skin or from structures underneath. Neck lumps can be painful or painless depending on what causes them.
An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) happens when the side edges or corner of your toenail grows into the surrounding skin. As the nail continues to grow it may cause pain, redness, and swelling. If it breaks the skin, bacteria may enter into it and make the condition worse.
Your forehead bumps even if they are small and painless can still be a cause for concern. Most of the bumps on forehead are temporary symptom of head trauma and are known as hematoma. However, there may be some other bumps on forehead which appear without any head injury.
Bumps and lumps are harmless skin lesions. Signs of bumps include redness, itchiness, rashes, blisters, swelling, etc. They can sometimes be painful. In very rare and extreme conditions, they can cause skin cancer. Treatment of skin bumps involve the use of over the counter medicines, corticosteroids, surgery (rarely), etc.