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Doctor insights on: Does Submandibular Glands Feel Hard

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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.

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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.

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I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?

I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?

maybe not lymph?: Are you certain that what you feel are lymph nodes? Perhaps it could be calcified scar tissue that healed like that after after your surgery? Have they been intermittently hard or constantly? If constant, it's possible they are clogged and may have to be opened.

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What are submandibular glands?

What are submandibular glands?

Salivary glands: They are the salivary glands that are located on the underside of the jaw (mandible), one of the 3 major salivary gland pairs. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/mumps/images/glands_image. Gif.

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Are submandibular glands different sizes?

Are submandibular glands different sizes?

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.

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How big should submandibular glands feel and where can you feel them?

I agree with: Dr. Sampson, but just wanted to clarify that while their size can be likened to a walnut, there is some variation to this and they certainly should not be indurated (hard) like a walnut ;-).

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Can you swell the submandibular glands by constantly feeling for them?

Can you swell the submandibular glands by constantly feeling for them?

It's possible: If you are constantly rubbing or manipulating your glands or lymph nodes, you can definitely irritate them. This irritation leads to inflammation, and swelling which will lead to painful glands or nodes. If you notice yourself constantly feeling your neck, try to think of an activity to keep your hands busy, or go for a walk. No need to be concerned. Hang in there!!

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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.

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What does the submandibular gland feel like?

What does the submandibular gland feel like?

Normally can't feel: The submandibular gland is right under your mandible (lower jaw) and usually cannot be felt separately unless it is diseased.

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What can I do to address swollen submandibular glands?

What can I do to address swollen submandibular glands?

See a doctor.......: See a doctor, may need to see a dentist....Blood count, jaw xray.

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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.

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What could it be if submandibular gland area occasionally swells then reduces to slightly enlarged within hours?

What could it be if submandibular gland area occasionally swells then reduces to slightly enlarged within hours?

Chronic inflammation: Usually a sign of chronic inflammation. It can also be due to stones in the gland or duct, autoimmune syndromes, small tumor blocking the duct etc. It should be checked out by an ENT for safety.

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Can you feel your submandibular glands on both sides when they are not swollen? In other words, can you normally feel them by pressing?

Can you feel your submandibular glands on both sides when they are not swollen? In other words, can you normally feel them by pressing?

Your: Submandibular Salivary glands are hard to feel if they're not swollen. Your Submandibular lymph nodes which are sometimes called "glands" can be felt if you know where to look and the person isn't too heavy. As a rule, if you can feel them, something may be going on. Especially if they're tender to touch.

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What would cause submandibular glands to swell on both sides of my neck? They are palpable. No pain. No other symptoms at all. Very worried!!

What would cause submandibular glands to swell on both sides of my neck? They are palpable. No pain. No other symptoms at all. Very worried!!

Lymph nodes?: You may be noting lymph nodes that are enlarged. The lymph system helps to drain the body of infections. The infection could be as simple as a common head cold. It is likely not your submandibular salivary glands that you are feeling. If the swelling is still noticeable in a week, see a doctor.

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I had an US because my submandibular glands are swollen. It was normal. They r 3.6 & 3.7cm. Should they not do anything else? There's no infectio

I had an US because my submandibular glands are swollen. It was normal. They r 3.6 & 3.7cm. Should they not do anything else? There's no infectio

Watchful waiting: Most likely the glands are reacting to something although you report no obvious infection. If you are only having the swelling with no other symptoms your doctor will most likely recommend your return in 6 weeks or so for reevaluation

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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.

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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