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Does Submandibular Glands Feel Hard
Submandibular gland swollen after being ill. Is this anything to worry about? It's hard and painless.
No problem: Nothing to worry about. Gland is swollen as a result of upper respiratory infection.As long as it is painless there is no problem.
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.
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 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 ;-).See 1 more doctor answer
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!!
See a doctor.......: See a doctor, may need to see a dentist....Blood count, jaw xray.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
Sialolith: A salivary gland stone, iike a kidney stone seek treatment.
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
Submaxillary: No. Sometimes they are benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
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