Originally Posted by T209
Im 16 and I've noticed two small lumps under my chin. They are towards the middle and right in row with each other. I can move them around, they dont hurt. One of them is like a pea size and the other is just a tiny bit bigger. Any ideas what this could be? Thanks
Shotty nodes (multiple buckshot size) are likely viral in nature
Firm but rubbery nodes could be lymphoma. Soft nodes are most likely infection
Rock hard nodes are more likely from some other type of metastatic cancer not lymphoma
Being tender does not differentiate between normal and cancerous
Generally speaking, swollen lymph nodes are usually indicative of a viral infection and will resolve when the virus goes away.
The rule of Thumb is to give it 2 weeks or 14 days to go away on its own, then if does not, consult your doctor.