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are submandibular glands different sizes?

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Dr. Steven Reubel
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
They vary in size: All the salivary glands differ in size from person to person and can vary in size from left to right size.
Answered on May 22, 2015
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Dr. Jaime Quejada
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Normally not really palpable unless they become obstructed or inflamed.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: They vary in size and shape depending on patient, and disease state.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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ENT: Yes, you often can feel them. If you are concerned, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for exam.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
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It may be normal: It is most reassuring that you don't say that the gland(s) you are feeling are tender, painful, firm, overlying skin red, etc. So the key is, how big ... Read More
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Lump near gland: This could be an irregularity of the gland itself, a small lymph node, a skin cyst, or other abnormality. Ideally, you should be examined by MD and p ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Hackett
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3-4 weeks : It frequently takes some time for the gland to return entirely to normal. You should see your physician for an evaluation to look for a stone in the ... Read More
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