A 18-year-old male asked:
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i've had lymph nodes (i believe submandibular) swollen for as long as i can remember. one is bigger than the other, at around 2cm i believe. normal?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not Normal: Chronically swollen submandibular lymph nodes is not a normal event. A visit with your primary physician would be recommended to evaluate the swollen areas and have the appropriate studies performed to determine the anatomical structures that are swollen and if abnormal, diagnose the problem and recommend treatment.
Answered on Nov 24, 2016

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