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Alpine, CA
A member asked:

What do the submandibular glands feel like? i feel a ball like structure on both sides under jaw/chin. bigger than a pea. no pain. similar in size

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Dr. Jacob Petrosky
General Surgery 10 years experience
Soft and squishy: Your submandibular glands are soft and squishy and live just beneath the edge of your jaw line. Many patients are able to feel their own glands, and Doctors will try to palpate the glands when there is a sore throat, or neck pain. Sometimes they can be swollen, tender, or inflamed when you have a flu, a common cold, or may be fighting off a minor illness. Do not be alarmed.
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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 52 years experience
It's Likely : you are feeling some lymph nodes. If they're not enlarged or tender they're probably normal.
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Last updated Aug 17, 2017

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