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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have swollen lymph node in my (submandibular)it's roughly 2cm i think it's tender to tough but it's not soft slightly movable?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: The enlarged node is likely due to some inflammation in your mouth and you may wish to consult a dentist. For the lymph node itself, you may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine
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