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Submandibular Gland Soreness
See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more
What is the reason for a blunt soreness in the area right under my jaw in the back. It might be my submandibular gland, what causes that sort of pain?
Infection, stones: Hello, the submandibular gland can swell and become tender from infection or small stones that can form in the ducts of the glands. You can try massage, increased fluids and lemon drops. The soreness could also be a swollen tender lymph node. I encourage you to be checked if it doesn't resolve within a few days or if you get acutely worse. ...Read more
Hi andy, I have sore pain under my tongue where ducts of submandibular gland intersect with frenulum. I have this on rightside frenulum intersection.
Oral surgeon: There is usually a cause for oral pain. See oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more
Sore throat to where I can hardly swallow my own spit, swollen left submandibular gland only, headache, feels like bodys shutting down what is this?
Uri: Sounds like a viral syndrome or flu virus with muscle aches, pains and sore throat. Fever is common with many viruses. Give the symptoms time to improve. Take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain and fever. Drink plenty of fluids. Get your rest and if symptoms last more than a week, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more
From a diagram, it seems my submandibular gland (right side), is swollen/aching. It started a day ago and tender to touch. Should I worry, take asprin?
Can you have a cyst or swollen lymph node anterior to the submandibular gland rupture or burst? I know longer feel the lump, but it is tender & puffy.
Most: People trying to feel salivary glands will wind up feeling lymph nodes which are generally more prominent. Why do you want to feel the gland in the first place? If you suspect a problem, see an Oral Maxillofacial surgeon and find out for sure. ...Read more
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
Submaxillary: No. Sometimes they are benign.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If creating problem: If problematic.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to distinguish?: Go to medical school and have a lab to perform diagnostic tests. It will be quicker to see a local physician who can refer you to a specialist if necessary. Sorry if I seem sarcastic or insensitive, but this is not a question for an internet search or response. ...Read more
Is chronic enlargement of submandibular gland in sjogren's syndrome dangerous? Is it suggesting a end stage disease?
I have enlarged painless submandibular gland on left side. I have been just diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome. Is is part of sjogren's syndrome?
One enlarged/swollen submandibular gland? No other symptoms. Only on one side. I believe it's enlarged because it's bigger than the other side.
Exam: Seek an evaluation by an oral surgeon or ENT doctor. ...Read more
How do you know if the submandibular gland is swollen? May seem like a silly question but I don't know how big/what it's suppose to feel like normally
Here is a great link with pics. The lymph nodes will have a slightly rubbery feel and located under the chin.
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/salivary-gland-problems-infections-swelling#1 ...Read more
Swollen gland: What you describe should be evaluated. Without a one on one clinical exam and perhaps some tests we can't determine over the internet whether it is a chronically inflamed lymph node, enlarged salivary gland or some form of growth. See both a local dentist to determine if you have any dental infections and a physician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 23 year old male to start showing signs of submandibular gland ptosis? Glands have been visible and palpable for years w/ no pain.
Possible: Possible see ENT. Specialist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
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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