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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can you feel your submandibular glands on both sides when they are not swollen? in other words, can you normally feel them by pressing?

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Dr. Marc Rendell
Diabetology 49 years experience
Submandibular glands: yes it is normal to feel the submandibular glands. However, if they are getting bigger or painful, that could be a sign of trouble
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
Your: Submandibular Salivary glands are hard to feel if they're not swollen . Your Submandibular lymph nodes which are sometimes called "glands" can be felt if you know where to look and the person isn't too heavy. As a rule, if you can feel them, something may be going on. Especially if they're tender to touch.

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Last updated Aug 24, 2017

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