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The glands under my chin are so swollen they feel like tonsils, what could this be?

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Dr. David Mann answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Swollen glands: The submandibular glands make saliva. They are normally fairly large (about the size of a walnut). As one gets older, the glands sag down lower into the neck and become prominent. If glands are enlarged, & symetric, then cancer is unlikely. Enlarged glands can be seen in many disorders - obesity, bulimia, alcoholism, diabetes, sjogrens, sarcoidosis, certain meds -- see ENT for evaluation.

Answered 1/2/2015

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