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Sublingual gland on the left is bigger than the one on the right. Don't feel growth or firmness. It doesn't hurt. Been there a while. Cancer?

Sublingual gland on the left is bigger than the one on the right. Don't feel growth or firmness. It doesn't hurt. Been there a while. Cancer?

Swollen gland: We need more information and a clinical examination to make any kind of diagnosis. Any growth or swelling that lasts longer than 7-10 days needs to be examined. See your medical doctor and your dentist for a thorough clinical and visual examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What if the sublingual gland is swollen but there is no pain and it has been enlarged for most of my life?

What if the sublingual gland is swollen but there is no pain and it has been enlarged for most of my life?

Get an exam: Sublingual gland or submandibular gland? I would recommend an exam by an ENT before telling you this is nothing. Something that has been there for years and nonchanged is likely nothing to be concerned about, but i would feel better having seen it first. The submandibular glands should feel about the same size and consistency on both sides. It is not normal to be able to see a sublingual gland. ...Read more

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I have pain in, what i believe to be, my sublingual gland. What could be causing this? (it comes and goes- so I am guessing it's not stones/blocked)

I have pain in, what i believe to be, my sublingual gland.  What could be causing this? (it comes and goes- so I am guessing it's not stones/blocked)

Could be salivary: Gland, but it could also be a lymph node. Sometimes its difficult to tell the difference. If it comes and goes, it doesn't sound like a malignancy, but it could be intermittent blockage. See a head neck surgeon, he can tel you for sure. ...Read more

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Why is my son's sublingual gland inflammation still there a month after treatment? I need some advice.

Why is my son's sublingual gland inflammation still there a month after treatment? I need some advice.

Blockage/infection: Probably have blockage or infection. Sounds like you need to see an oral surgeon to determine why gland still inflamed and what needs to be done to treat it. ...Read more

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What causes small wounds on the inside of the lips and ckeeks?And sublingual gland on the left swollen but painless?

What causes small wounds on the inside of the lips and ckeeks?And sublingual gland on the left swollen but painless?

Need exam: It is impossible to give an accurate DX without an exam. Suggest you see your health care provider for exam and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Is my ventral caruncle, sublingual gland under my tongue normal looking? It seems to me one side is a tiny bit larger than the other.

Is my ventral caruncle, sublingual gland under my tongue normal looking? It seems to me one side is a tiny bit larger than the other.

Probably normal: We are all slightly asymmetric...One ear higher than the other, one big toe more curved than the other, etc. If you're concerned, ask your family dentist to take a look, make sure there are no abnormalities, stones in the duct, etc. ...Read more

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My 8yr old daughter has a very swollen/blocked red sublingual gland for few days and is very painful. Can it 'unblock' or should I visit our GP?thanks

My 8yr old daughter has a very swollen/blocked red sublingual gland for few days and is very painful. Can it 'unblock' or should I visit our GP?thanks

Salivary gland: It is a good Idea to see your GP since the concern I have is infection, which will warrant use of antibiotics. That may calm down the swelling and lead to penning of the duct ...Read more

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What is adrenal gland cancer?

What is adrenal gland cancer?

See below: There are two part of the adrenal gland and each has different types of cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglandcancer.html. ...Read more