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Why is my left submandibular gland enlarged?

Why is my left submandibular gland enlarged?

Several reasons: There are several possible reasons including infection, inflammation, stone and even tumors. It needs evaluation by an ENT specialist and an MRI of the gland may be needed as well. ...Read more

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What does the submandibular gland feel like?

What does the submandibular gland feel like?

Normally can't feel: The submandibular gland is right under your mandible (lower jaw) and usually cannot be felt separately unless it is diseased. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blocked submandibular gland. Can you offer any info or causes?

I'm having symptoms of blocked submandibular gland. Can you offer any info or causes?

Fluids and sours: Similar to kidney stones you want to increase hydration to help flush, thin secretions. You also want to increase excretion (output) . This is done by stimulating saliva production. Sucking on lemons, or sour candy. Warm compresses and milking may also be recommended in addition to the above. See your local ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What could it be if submandibular gland area occasionally swells then reduces to slightly enlarged within hours?

What could it be if submandibular gland area occasionally swells then reduces to slightly enlarged within hours?

Chronic inflammation: Usually a sign of chronic inflammation. It can also be due to stones in the gland or duct, autoimmune syndromes, small tumor blocking the duct etc. It should be checked out by an ENT for safety. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

What to do if I have swelling in submandibular gland?

See an Oral Surgeon: Such a swelling may be a result of a dental abcess, salivary gland disease, or a stone in the duct of the gland, or even in rare cases, a carcinoma. An Oral Surgeon would be able to make a proper differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you tell if your submandibular gland is swollen?

How do you tell if your submandibular gland is swollen?

Feel it: Normally, you are able to feel both of your submandibular gland's just behind the midportion of your jaw on each side. They should be of similar size and consistency, and neither one should be tender or enlarged. If one of them is bigger or more tender than the other, then it is likely swollen. If the swelling does not go down you should be seen by an ENT doctor ...Read more

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I have a swollen submandibular gland, what could be wrong?

I have a swollen submandibular gland, what could be wrong?

Many things...: What you describe could be the result of an infection, a stone in the duct or gland, a cyst or a growth, just to name a few of the more likely possibilities. I suggest that you consult with an oral surgeon as soon as possible. Based upon his\her findings, you may need to be referred to a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more