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Overactive Jaw Glands
Sub mandibular: Submandibular is the most likely that you are feeling in that location although swollen lymph glands can also occur there. ...Read more
26 y old. I can feel 2 round things under jaw. They r on each side of my chin. Possibly Submandibular Glands? Are you suppose to be able to feel them?
Yes: Sub-mandibular or sublingual glands are soft and easily palpable. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymph node: It depends on the size of the lymph node. Is it painful? Does it move? ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having a slight pain in my right lower jaw and the right gland is tender when touched. Any suggestions?
Check it out: See your doc if persistantGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
Swollen gland under jaw for 3 weeks half inch under that clicks when swallowing only can be felt when swallowing and pressing it what could it be?
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?
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?
Um swollen under my eargoin to my jaw dr told me it was swollen gland da went down but came bac hurtn bad what can l do without doin to the dr to help?
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