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What are submandibular glands?

What are submandibular glands?

Salivary glands: They are the salivary glands that are located on the underside of the jaw (mandible), one of the 3 major salivary gland pairs. http://www.cdc.gov/mumps/images/glands_image.gif. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

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What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary glands. Swollen salivary glands can be result of a blocked salivary duct, infection, or tumor. If there is a blocked duct, the swelling may come and go when eating. Pain may be present in all 3. ...Read more

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What are parotid glands?

What are parotid glands?

Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck. ...Read more

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What are common causes of constantly swollen lymph nodes?

What are common causes of constantly swollen lymph nodes?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph gland swelling may occur with localized or systemic infections, HIV, autoimmune disorders, malignancies. LNs > 1 cm. that persist for more than 4 weeks, should be evaluated and perhaps biopsied ...Read more

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Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Why are my lymph nodes are swollen?

Lymph nodes: can enlarge in response to numerous infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and other disorders. See your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are some causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Many....: The most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection (bacterial or viral). It sometimes can take 1-2 months for the enlarged lymph nodes to return to their normal size after an infection. If the lymph nodes continue to grow, occur in different areas of the body, or you start getting sick symptoms (fevers, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue), i would go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Many things: Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. ...Read more

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What are sublingual glands?

What are sublingual glands?

Salivary glands: There are three sets of salivary (spit/saliva) glands. The parotid (in front of both ears), the submandibular (just under the mandible on both sides) and the sublingual (under both sides of he tongue). ...Read more

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What are sweat glands?

What are sweat glands?

Water secreting: Mammal have glands in the skin that excrete water to regulate body temperature. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. https://www.britannica.com/science/sweat-gland 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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What causes swollen mastoid glands?

What causes swollen mastoid glands?

Lymph nodes: I assume you mean the glands near the mastoid processes behind the ears. Probably lymph nodes. Can be due to local infection, llike scalp infection. If it persists, see your md. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

What are the causes of swollen lymph nodes?

A throat infection: These might be symptoms f a throat infection , like strep throat. ...Read more

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What are swollen lymph nodes?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen parotid glands?

What could cause swollen parotid glands?

Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more

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Why do lymph glands become swollen?

Why do lymph glands become swollen?

Infection, cancer: Lymph nodes swell when they 'catch' a virus or bacteria. Immune cells multiply to fight the infx, causing swelling of the node(s). U can have 1 swell without other symptoms of illness. If it persists > 2-3 wks, get checked out. If a node is painful, it's more likely due to infx than something like cancer. The nodes 'catch' cancer cells that multiply & enlarge the ever-growing nodes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lymph nodes to become swollen?

What are the causes of lymph nodes to become swollen?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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What are the reason for swollen lymph nodes?

Exam needed: A medical history, physical examination and appropriate tests will be needed to help determine the cause of swollen lymph nodes. among the many possible causes are inflammation, infection, and cancers. ...Read more

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The glands under my chin are so swollen they feel like tonsils, what could this be?

The glands under my chin are so swollen they feel like tonsils, what could this be?

Swollen glands: The submandibular glands make saliva. They are normally fairly large (about the size of a walnut). As one gets older, the glands sag down lower into the neck and become prominent. If glands are enlarged, & symetric, then cancer is unlikely. Enlarged glands can be seen in many disorders - obesity, bulimia, alcoholism, diabetes, sjogrens, sarcoidosis, certain meds -- see ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more