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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

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1 swollen submandibular gland on right side don't feel ill or like I have an infection any idea what can cause this ?

1 swollen submandibular gland on right side don't feel ill or like I have an infection any idea what can cause this ?

Swollen gland: Patients cannot determine on their own whether or not they may have a dental infection which is asymptomatic. This requires not only a clinical exam by a professional but x-rays. There are also other causes, both dental and medical that can cause swollen glands (or other lumps that are not glands). See your own dentist first for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do for a swollen submandibular gland, sore throat, and nose infection?

See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more

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What can I do to address swollen submandibular glands?

What can I do to address swollen submandibular glands?

See a doctor.......: See a doctor, may need to see a dentist....Blood count, jaw xray. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen submandibular glands? hiv? just have a little night sweats (no need to change sheets)

What can cause swollen submandibular glands?  hiv? just have a little night sweats (no need to change sheets)

Calculi: Swollen submaxillary glands are inflammatory in nature for the most part and usually attributed to calculi. Submax carcinoma is one of rarest of salivary gland tumor sites. One must differentiate if these are salivary glands or lymph gland involvement but lymph glands bilat would also be rare and mostly one sided in submaxillary region. ...Read more

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Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.

Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.

Chronic infection: Chronic infection of salivary glands may be like any infection and spread infection throughout your system. Try massage, reduce swelling with enzymes such as papain/bromelain such as Clear.ease. ...Read more

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I have a swollen submandibular gland, night sweats, weight loss, irregular period, abdominal pain, history of ulcers, & leg itching that bruises. ?

I have a swollen submandibular gland, night sweats, weight loss, irregular period, abdominal pain, history of ulcers, & leg itching that bruises. ?

See dr.: The various symptoms that you have could be related to serious infection or even underlying tumor. You should consult physician for physical exam and testing. Testing probably would include blood tests and imaging. ...Read more

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Painless swollen submandibular glands times 6 months, fatigue, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, headaches. What could this mean?

Painless swollen submandibular glands times 6 months, fatigue, nausea, night sweats, loss of appetite, headaches. What could this mean?

See MD: Painless salivary gland enlargement is seen in diabetes, bulimia/anorexia, liver disease, autoimmune conditions, and hiv. The other symptoms suggest a systemic disorder so would test for these. Recommend a good exam and appropriate blood evaluation. Hope you find the cause. ...Read more

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Swollen right submandibular gland, little pain, happened 4th time, goes away in 1-2 days. What could it be and what kind of doctor should I see? Ent?

Swollen  right submandibular gland, little pain, happened 4th time, goes away in 1-2 days. What could it be and what kind of doctor should I see? Ent?

See ENT: Could be a small stone causing minor blockage of the gland's duct or some inflammation of a lymph node associated with the gland. Not likely anything sinister if it just comes and goes. Probably worth getting it checked by an ENT doc, maybe a ct scan for peace of mind. ...Read more

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2cm swollen left submandibular gland for 6 months following throat infection.Health is fine and blood tests are fine, should I worry? Is it lymphoma?

2cm swollen left submandibular gland for 6 months following throat infection.Health is fine and blood tests are fine, should I worry? Is it lymphoma?

Unlikely: You may wait and watch. Check the glands once every two weeks or so. If the gland more than doubles in size, becomes painful, additional glands become large, you develop fever, lose weight, or if the gland ulcerates, it would be time to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Used Crest Rinse, sores in one side of mouth, submandibular gland swollen. Dead skin, Dr. said normal but prescribed ZPack. Any advice other than this

Used Crest Rinse, sores in one side of mouth, submandibular gland swollen. Dead skin, Dr. said normal but prescribed ZPack. Any advice other than this

Frequent rinsing: You may also want to frequently rinse your mouth with plain or salt water during the healing process, especially after eating. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was prescribed clindamycin orally(4x a day/300mg a dose for ten days). to take for a swollen gland/submandibular and jaw pain.thinks its from previous infection since it comes/goes. I have a grad party Saturday 28th can I drink alcohol? Or skip?

I was prescribed clindamycin orally(4x a day/300mg a dose for ten days).  to take for a swollen gland/submandibular and jaw pain.thinks its from previous infection since it comes/goes. I have a grad party Saturday 28th can I drink alcohol? Or skip?

Clinda and alcohol: skip alcohol but not skip Clinda. ETOH make any med less efficient, BUT if you had Clinda for 4-5 days or longer the benefit is fully gained already and one evening alcohol and lose one dose will not make anything worse. Enjoy the party! ...Read more

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Swollen submental & right submandibular gland, 43 y/o female, blood work ok, CT scan of neck shows swelling, but otherwise ok. Antibiotics don't work?

Swollen submental & right submandibular gland, 43 y/o female, blood work ok, CT scan of neck shows swelling, but otherwise ok.  Antibiotics don't work?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are likely to be reacting and fighting an inflammatory process in that anatomical zone. Antibiotics may resolve a regional infection but may not influence the reactive lymphatic hyperplasia. If your doctor thinks these may be significant they can always be biopsied, but not if they cannot be seen by ct. ...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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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

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

Submandibular gland: 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

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How to know if your submandibular gland is swollen?I can feel mine in both sides of my neck and don't know if there swollen.They feel like a grape

How to know if your submandibular gland is swollen?I can feel mine in both sides of my neck and don't know if there swollen.They feel like a grape

Pain?: Swollen glands usually (but not always) hurt a little. It's not odd that they feel like a grape, but if they hurt, are hot, or your lymph nodes are swollen, there could be an issue (possibly serious). I always check these at exams; your dentist should too. If in doubt, have an raise the question at your next appointment; if in pain, make that appointment right away. ...Read more