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swollen submental lymph glands

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. sam Tadros
28 years experience Prosthodontics
Swollen submental: infection or blockage may lead to swelling have doctor to evaluate reason for swelling
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
There are several: possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lucas Bryant
8 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Submandibular gland: We would need more information to give a complete diagnosis. Feel free to use the consult request if you wish to get more information. With that said, ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
This : This may be suggestive of a thyroglossal duct cyst , particularly if there has been a history of fluctuating size, isolated midline or near midline st ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danielle Dietz
20 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: It depends on what the thyroid problem is. I would make sure that the person doing the thyroid biopsy knows about the submental mass. It may need to ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation: Swollen lymphnodes are caused by things that cause inflamation. This can be infectious: viral or bacterial, chemical exposure, allergies. Tumors can ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
You're better: It means that what ever was causing the swollen gland has resolved and the gland has returned to its normal small size.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Many causes: Enlargememt of the lymphnodes can be anything from infections to allergies to malignancy you need a full history and phsical along with labs and a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not a lymph node: I doubt a lymph node appears and disappears with such regularity. Have a doctor see you during the morning.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Metzinger
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Swollen submental: Please see and otolaryngologist/ head ; neck surgeon(ent doctor). This could be anything from infectious to inflammatory to cancer. Please seek treatm ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience Family Medicine
Infection, cancer: Lymph nodes swell when they 'catch' a virus or bacteria. Immune cells multiply to fight the infx, causing swelling of the node(s). U can have 1 swel ... Read More
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