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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?

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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Mri (Definition)

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


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Pain under jaw in submandibular gland, CT, mri and dental X-rays normal. DX of salivary gland problems or oromandibular dyskinesia. Would botox help?

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

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1 swollen submandibular gland on right side don't feel ill or like I have an infection any idea what can cause this?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: 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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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen submandibular gland, sore throat, and nose infection?

See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more

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Does an head and neck ultra sound see submandibular gland?

Does an head and neck ultra sound see submandibular gland?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

See ENT: Could be a small stone causing minor blockage of the gland's duct or some inflammation of a lymph node associated with the gland. Not likely anything sinister if it just comes and goes. Probably worth getting it checked by an ENT doc, maybe a ct scan for peace of mind. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blocked submandibular gland. Can you offer any info or causes?

I'm having symptoms of blocked submandibular gland. Can you offer any info or causes?

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

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How can I tell if I have submandibular gland cancer?

How can I tell if I have submandibular gland cancer?

Rare cancer: It is rare to have cancer of the submandibular gland. If you have any swelling of the gland or any other lesion it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged submandibular gland and now the doc wants to do an ultrasound. How come?

I have an enlarged submandibular gland and now the doc wants to do an ultrasound. How come?

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

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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

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

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What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

See an Oral Surgeon: Such a swelling may be a result of a dental abcess, salivary gland disease, or a stone in the duct of the gland, or even in rare cases, a carcinoma. An Oral Surgeon would be able to make a proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a swollen submandibular gland, what could be wrong?

I have a swollen submandibular gland, what could be wrong?

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

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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?

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?

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 possibly have ultrasound or CT imaging if indicted. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do you tell if your submandibular gland is swollen?

How do you tell if your submandibular gland is swollen?

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

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How do I get the swelling in right submandibular gland down?

How do I get the swelling in right submandibular gland down?

Blockage: Usually due to blockage of the duct from the gland. Massage, heat. You may need to see your md if it persists. Could be a tumor. ...Read more

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Hard lump left submandibular gland?

Hard lump left submandibular gland?

You have lump?: You should get checked if you have a large lump that vis hard. See an ENT physician. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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?

Infection?: You are having some tenderness or pain you should see your doctor and possible treatment for a concern of an abscess or unfection. Get checked out ...Read more

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Why is my left submandibular gland enlarged?

Several reasons: There are several possible reasons including infection, inflammation, stone and even tumors. It needs evaluation by an ENT specialist and an MRI of the gland may be needed as well. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between a submandibular gland problem and lymphoma?

How can you distinguish between a submandibular gland problem and lymphoma?

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

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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?

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?

Enlarged gland: Hello. The enlarged submandibular gland is associated with a sjogren's diagnosis. However, I would still recommend calling this to your doctor's attention because I would feel more comfortable knowing there isn't a growth that can occur in a salivary gland. ...Read more

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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

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

Submandibular gland: 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

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Swollen submandibular gland, visible when swallowing Duration: 10 months. No pain?

Swollen submandibular gland, visible when swallowing Duration: 10 months. No pain?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Infection (Definition)

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