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Can An Mri See Infection In The Submandibular Gland
Mri shows I have small fibroid on right submandibular gland. Is the surgery major? Does it damage my facial nerves? Better to do in india or u.s?
Yes, perhaps ENT: Major in that facial nerve could be injured. Scar on neck. Facial nerve injury rare but possible. There are very skilled surgeons in both US and India Make sure surgeon is board certified ENT doc. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
I feel enlarged submandibular gland but MRI came back normal. Doctor said it's only a muscle. Should I seek second opinion.
I (31Y/F) have swelling in right submandibular gland since last 6 weeks. FNAC, ultrasound, MRI shows Right Plunging Ranula. I don't want surgery. Help?
Not major: Usually unblocking a gland is a minor procedure. Discuss with the provider prior to treatment ...Read more
Ultrasound report from 1 year back suggested ill defined patchy hypoechoic areas in submandibular gland and MRI done 2 months back came back normal?
Trust your MRI.: It is usually better than an ultrasound study. ...Read more
Pain under jaw in submandibular gland, CT, mri and dental X-rays normal. DX of salivary gland problems or oromandibular dyskinesia. Would botox help?
Perhaps, but: It makes more sense to find out what is the cause of the pain and dyskinesia. The most common cause for such pain is an unresolved infection draining from an unhealthy tooth. Dyskinesia can be a local factor related to the TM joint or a systemic factor, such as a stage 2 Lyme Disease manifestation like Parkinsons Disease or MS. ...Read more
1 swollen submandibular gland on right side don't feel ill or like I have an infection any idea what can cause this?
Swollen gland: Patients cannot determine on their own whether or not they may have a dental infection which is asymptomatic. This requires not only a clinical exam by a professional but x-rays. There are also other causes, both dental and medical that can cause swollen glands (or other lumps that are not glands). See your own dentist first for an evaluation. ...Read more
I got my tongue pierced about two weeks ago. I have no signs of infection but recently my submandibular gland is swollen. It is subtle but it's more red and hurts a little. Why is this? How can I get rid of it? The rest of my tongue is healing well.
It's working: The gland would swell in response to an increased work load, cleaning out body serum it filters debris or infectious agents. This may be in response to the piercing and should gradually shrink back down after the extra work clears (3-4 wks). If it continues to enlarge or the surrounding skin gets reddish or purplish you need to contact your doc. ...Read more
2cm swollen left submandibular gland for 6 months following throat infection. Health is fine and blood tests are fine, should I worry? Is it lymphoma?
You may wait and watch. Check the glands once every two weeks or so. If the gland more than doubles in size, becomes painful, additional glands become large, you develop fever, lose weight, or if the gland ulcerates, it would be time to see your doctor.
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See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more
A head/neck US: Would generally be directed at a specific anatomic site rather than the entire head and neck, so if the request was to evaluate the submandibular region, then yes. If it was directed toward another area, then probably not. ...Read more
Can you usually see your submandibular gland if you are a thin person? I have a small circular lump on the left side of my neck that I noticed three weeks ago. It is on the neck close to the jaw.
See your dentist.: It's usually minor swelling; but this can be a big deal. If it's improving (even slowly) that's great: let it heal. Not to scare you, but I saw a patient today who had developed cancer in that gland. Signs for concern are swelling, pain, bleeding or odd sensation especially on only one side. If you haven't had an exam recently set it up. ...Read more
Swollen right submandibular gland, little pain, happened 4th time, goes away in 1-2 days. What could it be and what kind of doctor should I see? Ent?
Fluids and sours: Similar to kidney stones you want to increase hydration to help flush, thin secretions. You also want to increase excretion (output). This is done by stimulating saliva production. Sucking on lemons, or sour candy. Warm compresses and milking may also be recommended in addition to the above. See your local ENT specialist. ...Read more
Non-invasive: Before proceeding to biopsy your doctor wants to know the consistency and general structure of the lymph node, whether it is cystic, etc. They are proceeding cautiously in a systematic progression of tests. Ultrasound is not invasive and can yield valuable info. Keep up with this good doctor. Also, why don't you ask them why they are doing this. ...Read more
My son is 5 years. He developed stone in the duct of left submandibular gland 2 times. Gone without medications or surgery. Please what can I do?
See your doctor: You should be seeing an ENT specialist for evaluation, treatment, and prevention. ...Read more
How to know if your submandibular gland is swollen? I can feel mine in both sides of my neck and don't know if there swollen. They feel like a grape
Pain?: Swollen glands usually (but not always) hurt a little. It's not odd that they feel like a grape, but if they hurt, are hot, or your lymph nodes are swollen, there could be an issue (possibly serious). I always check these at exams; your dentist should too. If in doubt, have an raise the question at your next appointment; if in pain, make that appointment right away. ...Read more
Many things...: What you describe could be the result of an infection, a stone in the duct or gland, a cyst or a growth, just to name a few of the more likely possibilities. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon as soon as possible. Based upon his\her findings, you may need to be referred to a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have a pea sized hard lump by a submandibular gland that has been there for years. No pain or symptoms. Never grows. Blood work is normal. Worried?
My left submandibular gland was swollen. Now the swelling decreased but not to the normal size. No pain no fever. When I press on it, it decrease in size?
Swollen saliva gland: A saliva gland (submandibular glands below the tongue/jaw) may enlarge when there is blockage of the duct. When the blockage is incomplete, the gland will enlarge, then decrease, and may not cause pain. It may indicate "sludging" of the saliva, or presence of a stone. Have an ENT physician examine it. Www. Mainlineent. Com. ...Read more
Feel it: Normally, you are able to feel both of your submandibular gland's just behind the midportion of your jaw on each side. They should be of similar size and consistency, and neither one should be tender or enlarged. If one of them is bigger or more tender than the other, then it is likely swollen. If the swelling does not go down you should be seen by an ENT doctor ...Read more
Submaxillary: No. Sometimes they are benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
If creating problem: If problematic.Get a more detailed answer ›
I hav to undergo an extraction of submandibular gland coz of ranula. Is it a major surgery? Will it hv post surgery complications. I'm very worried.
Post surgery care: It is understandable to be worried about post surgery problems. However, your procedure is routine and safe. Take a friend/family with you to each appointment, keep your post surgery appointments, call in with problems. Your surgeon and team want to work with you through recovery. Be well. ...Read more
Submandibular gland keeps hurting me and has for a while, I have got a cracked wisdom tooth that is getting removed, could they be causing the pain?
Yes: A cracked wisdom tooth in the lower jaw on the same side of the affected submandibular gland can definitely be the source of pain. A dental evaluation would be recommended to properly diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more
From a diagram, it seems my submandibular gland (right side), is swollen/aching. It started a day ago and tender to touch. Should I worry, take asprin?
How to distinguish?: Go to medical school and have a lab to perform diagnostic tests. It will be quicker to see a local physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Sorry if I seem sarcastic or insensitive, but this is not a question for an internet search or response. ...Read more
I have enlarged painless submandibular gland on left side. I have been just diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome. Is is part of sjogren's syndrome?
One enlarged/swollen submandibular gland? No other symptoms. Only on one side. I believe it's enlarged because it's bigger than the other side.
Exam: Seek an evaluation by an oral surgeon or ENT doctor. ...Read more
How do you know if the submandibular gland is swollen? May seem like a silly question but I don't know how big/what it's suppose to feel like normally
Here is a great link with pics. The lymph nodes will have a slightly rubbery feel and located under the chin.
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/salivary-gland-problems-infections-swelling#1 ...Read more
Swollen gland: What you describe should be evaluated. Without a one on one clinical exam and perhaps some tests we can't determine over the internet whether it is a chronically inflamed lymph node, enlarged salivary gland or some form of growth. See both a local dentist to determine if you have any dental infections and a physician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 23 year old male to start showing signs of submandibular gland ptosis? Glands have been visible and palpable for years w/ no pain.
Possible: Possible see ENT. Specialist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
My wisdom tooth is coming out and my Submandibular gland in the same side is swelling on and off but never goes completely normal. Is this worrying?
Wisdom tooth: See a dentist, preferably an Oral Surgeon to determine in the tooth needs to be removed. Don't merely worry, act by getting it evaluated for palliative treatment, antibiotics if necessary and/or removal before it flares up and you have a bigger problem. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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