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Doctor insights on: Overactive Jaw Glands

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Gland in neck under jaw?

Gland in neck under jaw?

Glands: There are number of causes why glands can swell up though commonest reason is infection and they usually settle down over a period of 2-3 weeks. If you don't know why you have glands and they are persisting please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the name of the gland just below the hinge of your jaw?

What's the name of the gland just below the hinge of your jaw?

Sub mandibular: Submandibular is the most likely that you are feeling in that location although swollen lymph glands can also occur there. ...Read more

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1 gland under the jaw only on one side swells and hurts to touch every so often should I worry?

1 gland under the jaw only on one side swells and hurts to touch every so often should I worry?

Sialoadenitias: Swelling of the glands under the jaw may indicate infection of the Submandibular Gland and blockage of the salivary gland. Moist heat and antibiotics are likely treatments. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the gland under your jaw called?

Can you please explain the gland under your jaw called?

Salivary gland?: In the case of salivary gland, if they (bilaterally) are under your jaw, they are submandibular glands. If they are under your tongue, they are sublingual glands. Are you referring to salivary glands or lymph nodes where the swelling in the submandibular area may indicated lymphadenopathy and infection? ...Read more

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What do I do about severe jaw pain, swollen gland on same side?

What do I do about severe jaw pain, swollen gland on same side?

See a dentist ASAP: Often it is difficult to determine a single cause, but contributing factors may be: gum infection, TMJ or a dental abscess. You can take NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC, but dental exam and treatment is still needed. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland in jaw with no pain for 2 months. Is it mono?

I have a swollen gland in jaw with no pain for 2 months. Is it mono?

Can't say: The tonsilar node just under the angle of the jaw sifts through serum produced by the throat & nearby skin surfaces. It may enlarge during mono, when many other glands also enlarge or it may be dealing with continuous drainage from a local throat or tooth issue. Testing is readily available. Many adults had mono as kids & won't get it again. ...Read more

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Feels like I can roll out my submandibular glands from under the jaw bilaterally? Is this normal?

Feels like I can roll out my submandibular glands from under the jaw bilaterally? Is this normal?

Lymph Nodes: We can usually palpate those lymph nodes in the manner you described. However, we can't determine over the internet whether or not they are in fact lymph nodes and if they are normal or not. Only a trained health care professional can evaluate you IN PERSON. ...Read more

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Sudden lymph gland growh (near jaw). It grown and aches in 30minutes. What it may be?

Sudden lymph gland growh (near jaw). It grown and aches in 30minutes. What it may be?

Salivary gland stone: May not be lymph gland. May be salivary gland. Sudden swelling and pain or discomfort can be due to a stone stuck in salivary gland. Lymph nodes don't usually get big suddenly. Got fever? Is it warm? Dental problems? Any other swellings? Check with doc. Rx often with fluids, sour stuff (stimulate saliva production), warm compresses; sometimes antibiotics if evidence of infection. See your doc. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a pinhead sized cavity cause swollen jaw gland on that side and pain?

Is it ever that a pinhead sized cavity cause swollen jaw gland on that side and pain?

Yes: What you see on the outside, a 'pin head' size lesion, may be enormous underneath where you cannot see, inside the tooth. We see this all the time. A radiograph is used to determine the extent of the decay. It may be so deep that the nerve has been affected, and it seems that way from your symptoms. Go see a local dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Are you supposed to feel your sub mandibular glands under jaw? About the size of a walnut?

Are you supposed to feel your sub mandibular glands under jaw? About the size of a walnut?

Feel?: No really, they should not be tender or indurated or inflamed - there are various reasons that can cause them to become this way. Sometimes too, patients feel enlarged lymph nodes, not actually the glad. Either way, it would be good to go in for an evaluation of this condition. ...Read more

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What's is this quick pain under my jaw in the gland area, sort of like my muscle getting caught in something?

What's is this quick pain under my jaw in the gland area, sort of like my muscle getting caught in something?

Jaw/neck pain: The jaw works with pairs of muscles. The major muscle under the border of the mandible is the digastric and loops ligaments in the neck. Also the throat bone called the hyoid have groups of muscle that support the tongue and aid in swallowing and eating. Any muscle can get a cramp with a sharp brief pain. However persistent pain in the throat may be hyoid bone syndrome and requires a md/dds look. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland j=on the left side of my face just below the back of my jaw. How do I treat this? Ice or heat?

Depends: NSAID's and warm compresses in general but the issue is the cause of the lymph node swelling. If there is not an obvious cause like a sore throat, upper respiratory infection and it does not go away see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland under my jaw that is very painful. It feels like it is pressing on the jaw. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

I have a swollen gland under my jaw that is very painful. It feels like it is pressing on the jaw. Is there anything I can do for the pain?

Depends what it is: If it's anything related to your mouth, like a dental abscess, or lower wisdom tooth pain, then you need to see a dentist for diagnosis, management, and treatment. If it's a swollen lymph node, then you need to be examined by your PCP first to determine what to do, or if it's from an insect bite or something else. Your PCP will be able to help you the fastest by examining it in person. ...Read more

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Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen Gland: Under jaw, if it has occurred in conjunction with your tooth extraction it may just be an inflammatory lymph node. However, if it is still tender and especially if it is growing, I would see my doctor about a referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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Have pain under left jaw, think it's my salvery gland, I've had this on both sides on & off for years usually with canker sores, hurts when tuchedwhy?

Read below: Sialolithiasis, the presence of stones or calculi in the salivary glands or ducts, is a relatively common condition. Infection viral or bacterial, sjögren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, salivary gland tumors, hiv, malnutrition. See you doc. ...Read more

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