Springfield, MA
A 16-year-old male asked:

Can a salivary stone in the tongue cause swelling in neck? my doc said i have a stone. and my neck feels wierd.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Salivary stones: When the duct is blocked under the tongue, the submandibular gland under the jaw will swell into the neck. This is quite a normal thing to occur. The stones can be easily taken out of the duct. Go see an ear nose and throat doctor. The stones near the center of the gland (hilum) are a little tougher to get. Sometimes i just have to take the gland out to solve that problem. Good luck.
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