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Could a first molar eruption cause enlarged submandibular node in a child? The node is 1.7 CM w/ bening features in us ('"reactive node").

Could a first molar eruption cause enlarged submandibular node in a child? The node is 1.7 CM w/ bening features in us ('"reactive node").

Yes, but...: A molar eruption, mouth sores, gum damage, or anything else in that part of the mouth can lead to an enlarged node nearby (such as submandibular or neck nodes). However, the more common causes are strep throat and viral infections in kids. If there is nothing wrong with a child, and the only thing is one enlarged node, some doctors just recheck it each month for 2-3 months. ...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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I have sjogren's syndrome. I have had enlarged submandibular glands on both sides. Ct scan report suggested no mass or stones found.is biopsy needed?

I have sjogren's syndrome. I have had enlarged submandibular glands on both sides. Ct scan report suggested no mass or stones found.is biopsy needed?

Maybe: If there's suspicion of lymphoma. Have you had anti-Ro / anti-La drawn (SSA/SSB)? Since Sjogren's isn't all that treatable, making a solid diagnosis may not be key -- or an insurance company may want it. ...Read more

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1.4cm enlarged submandibular left-hand side of neck, tender, mobile, for 4 months, had ultrasound, results came back as swollen lymph node, but im worried?

1.4cm enlarged submandibular left-hand side of neck, tender, mobile, for 4 months, had ultrasound, results came back as swollen lymph node, but im worried?

Swollen Lymph Node: A tender and mobile lymph node is more likely to be inflammatory or infectious than a tumor. Chronic ENT or dental infections can be in play. I would suggest consulting an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I have a slightly enlarged left submandibular lymphnode and malaise for over a week. What could this be? LN harder than right side one

I have a slightly enlarged left submandibular lymphnode and malaise for over a week. What could this be? LN harder than right side one

Lymph node.: Could certainly be a lymph node, which could mean that youÂ’re either going to get sick or are fighting off something with resultant activation of your immune system. Lymph nodes generally shrink down again within 2-4 weeks total; if this one does not, go see your doctor about it and consider excision for definitive diagnosis. ...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 part of sjogren's syndrome?

I have enlarged painless submandibular gland on left side. I have been just diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome. 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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US detected 33 mm enlarged node in submandibular, 5 days later MRI of neck just detected 6mm enlarged node in submental!which one is more reliable?

US detected 33 mm enlarged node in submandibular, 5 days later MRI of neck just detected 6mm enlarged node in submental!which one is more reliable?

They both: Should be reliable. A lymph node has three dimensions, and some protocols are based on measuring the shortest dimension(short axis diameter), while others may measure the node in the longest dimension(long axis diameter). So you may be getting different(yet accurate) measurements of the same node. Or they could be different lymph nodes. Talk to your doctor, the 2 studies need to be correlated. ...Read more

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24 male....enlarged submental and submandibular node on both side....molar tooth on both side hurts and infected reason? .

24 male....enlarged submental and submandibular node on both side....molar tooth on both side hurts and infected
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Enlarged nodes: Infections spread to other parts of the body and can lead to serious complications including death. An infected tooth can spread infection to adjacent lymph nodes which are the body's attempt to try to contain the infection. Get a dental evaluation and treatment asap. This will not go away; it will only get worse. Even in the absence of pain, there is hidden danger. ...Read more

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Why is my left submandibular gland enlarged?

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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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's. The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?

Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?

Reactive LN?: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to dental or oral problems. Piercings that are removed often or irritated can cause this. It could also be a deep cyst, an enlarged salivary gland, and other things. You should get it checked. ...Read more

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Is chronic enlargement of submandibular gland in sjogren's syndrome dangerous? Is it suggesting an end stage disease?

Is chronic enlargement of submandibular gland in sjogren's syndrome dangerous? Is it suggesting an end stage disease?

May: Give you dry symptoms, a percentage of people may have increased incidence of lymphoma so keep close eye with your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes: Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Is a 1cm submandibular lymph node considered enlarged? I can feel it, but it's not visablly noticeable. Soft, can't move it much, normal? Sinus infect

Is a 1cm submandibular lymph node considered enlarged? I can feel it, but it's not visablly noticeable. Soft, can't move it much, normal? Sinus infect

Lymph nodes: These types of questions should be directed to a physician (or oral surgeon) who can go over your complete dental and medical history and clinically examine you in person. It's not that we don't want to answer your question, but rather that merely stating a few words in question form over the internet will only result in a meaningless answer. ...Read more

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I have a very tender submandibular lump node or gland under jaw towards left but not enlarged. Why is this?

I have a very tender submandibular lump node or gland under jaw towards left but not enlarged. Why is this?

Possible infection: Likely an enlarged lymph node (gland); these enlarge when your body is fighting off infection. Any other symptoms or pain? Fever? Usually they go away after they kill off the infection. You can take Motrin as needed for pain. ...Read more

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My gum is inflamed near the upper molars .then it find solitary Rt. Submandibular lymph node enlargement.can gingivitis be the cause? How to treat?

My gum is inflamed near the upper molars .then it find solitary Rt. Submandibular lymph node enlargement.can gingivitis be the cause? How to treat?

Cannot say in: Your particular case without directly seeing it. And.... inflammed gum is gingivitis and inflammation causes lymph node enlargement. Or... bad tooth with root infection. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Female with 34 years age with cystic submandibular node?

Female with 34 years age with cystic submandibular node?

Need more info: May not be lymph node, may be in submandibular salivary glands, could benign but need work up and some times removal for biopsy, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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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 ;-). ...Read more

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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!! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a swollen submandibular lymphnode for over 5 years?

Lymph node: That determination should only be made by a physician who can take your complete medical history and perform a one on one clinical evaluation. Further, testing may be indicated and advisable. ...Read more