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Submaxillary: No. Sometimes they are benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I feel enlarged submandibular gland but MRI came back normal. Doctor said it's only a muscle. Should I seek second opinion.
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 what I believe to be enlarged submandibular gland. If it was cancer, would I feel a lump under my jaw? The submandibular gland feels like a bal
More likely a node: It's more likely a lymph node. If it's swollen or tender have a dentist check it out. ...Read more
Enlarged submandibular lymph nodes, each 1 cm in size. Negative CT scan, normal blood work. Excisional biopsy showed conglomerated but soft. Cause?
More information: Not enough information to help. Make sure you are being managed by an ENT-head and neck surgeon. ...Read more
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
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 youre 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
I have enlarged painless submandibular gland on left side. I have been just diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome. 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
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
24 male....enlarged submental and submandibular node on both side....molar tooth on both side hurts and infected
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
Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?
What could it be if submandibular gland area occasionally swells then reduces to slightly enlarged within hours?
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
Is chronic enlargement of submandibular gland in sjogren's syndrome dangerous? Is it suggesting an end stage disease?
Have bilateral, enlarged (approx 2cm) but soft submandibular lymph nodes. Unchanged for approx 7-8 months. No constitutional symptoms. Worrisome?
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
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
I have a very tender submandibular lump node or gland under jaw towards left but not enlarged. Why is this?
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?
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
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
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
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