I can't eat crunchy foods anymore!
October 18, 2006 10:10 AM Subscribe
I have a lump directly below my mandible and best of all, it grow to over 3 times it's size when I eat...crunchy foods.
posted by killyb to health & fitness (14 answers total)
As you already read I have a lump under my chin, right side just where my chin becomes part of my neck. I noticed it two days ago when I was eating and it grew to the size of a golf ball, though squished...think ovoid. It's deep under my skin, definitely not part of it, doesn't hurt, though when I swallow I can feel it. I'm going to see an ENT soon but I'm really curious and slightly worried. My guess, which I don't know if it's even possible, is that a blood vessel under my tongue has become blocked. When I eat more blood is flowing to my mouth and tongue, since it's blocked it's collecting in my neck. Fatuous? I eat lots of salt, it's not a goiter, I'm not tired or anything thyroid related...it's weird and very visible when I'm eating, not so much when no food is involved, though it's palpable.