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Gland Under Chin Swollen
Swollen glands: The submandibular glands make saliva. They are normally fairly large (about the size of a walnut). As one gets older, the glands sag down lower into the neck and become prominent. If glands are enlarged, & symetric, then cancer is unlikely. Enlarged glands can be seen in many disorders - obesity, bulimia, alcoholism, diabetes, sjogrens, sarcoidosis, certain meds -- see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Feel run down, gland next to left ear swollen and gland under chin, bean sized shape swollen. Lasted 3-5 months but blood tests all normal?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Since you had blood tests, you likely saw a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
Evaluation by a : Doctor. If you think there is a swelling in the neck, it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
My mom has a large swollen gland right under her chin. It has happened twice in the same spot and stays extremely swollen for at least 2 months.
Silalolithiasis : Since it regressed and came back, tumor or persistent infection are less likely. Congenital anomalies or defects can do this but less likely to present at this age. Salivary duct stones are a possibility. Salivary (wharton's) duct stone may also do this. Please consult your doctor or ent/head and neck/oral surgeon. ...Read more
The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?
May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days , seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more
Hi Dr, my son is 22 years old, he has Type 1 Diabetes. He is complaining about a swollen gland under his chin. Do I need to worry?
Need to see a doc.: Being a diabetic you are at a higher risk; any infection need to be treated without delay. ...Read more
Rash on my upper thighs and armpit which turn black, fever and swollen gland under chin what could it be?
Separate problems. : The rash on the intertriginous areas are due to irritation and rubbing depending on your size and condition such as diabetes and sweating which can cause fungal infection. Nodes depend on the drainage system of lymph vessels and what you feel has to be above it to drain there. Look for possible infection from above such as pharyngitis or facial infection, even acne. ...Read more
My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?
See a doctor: what you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral,or bacterial event. first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland. you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
I'm concerned because I have swollen submental gland (under chin gland) and right ear inner canal infection?
You need to be treat: You need to consult your doctor if you have not already done and with proper treatment you will recover.So follow the directions of your doctor. ...Read more
I woke up with 2 painful swollen glands , the size of a pea ( little smaller) under my chin . It hurts to eat or chew . It's been a day. What from ?
Lymph nodes: Most likely these are submental lymph nodes that drain infection or inflammation in skin of the chin, lower lip and gums, front floor of mouth, lower incisors, and tongue tip. They may be the first indication of canker sore. Location of pain with eating or chewing probably is site of the primary problem. May need dental or ENT eval for definite diagnosis. ...Read more
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