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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can you usually see your submandibular gland if you are a thin person? i have a small circular lump on the left side of my neck that i noticed three weeks ago. it is on the neck close to the jaw.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist.: It's usually minor swelling; but this can be a big deal. If it's improving (even slowly) that's great: let it heal. Not to scare you, but I saw a patient today who had developed cancer in that gland. Signs for concern are swelling, pain, bleeding or odd sensation especially on only one side. If you haven't had an exam recently set it up.

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