Possible causes of localized submandibular lymph node enlargement?

Various causes. Most likely cause in an infection of some type. Get some heat on it and see if it improves. If it does not improve over the next couple of days, please get in to be see. If you are having fever, get in now. There are many different types of infection that could cause this. Cancer is another sours of lymph node enlargement, but is less likely. Make sure you get seen if it does not improve.

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My gum is inflamed near the upper molars. Then it find solitary Rt. Submandibular lymph node enlargement. Can gingivitis be the cause? How to treat?

See dentist. Gingivitis may be the cause of enlarged lymph node. It can also result in too loss. Please consult your dentist for evaluation, treatment and continuing preventive care. Read more...
Possibly. But may also be from infected tooth, laceration, burn, virus, fungus, neoplasm, etc. you need professional care. Please see dentist for differential diagnosis and appropriate care. Don't try to fix this on your own. Read more...
Cannot say in. your particular case without directly seeing it. And.... inflammed gum is gingivitis and inflammation causes lymph node enlargement. Or... bad tooth with root infection. Read more...
Must be evaluated. Enlarged lymph node could mean infection. Why wait? See a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis. Read more...

Would two small chronic abcesses in tooth 1and 2 and small inflamed gums internally bottom teeth (2) cause enlarged submandibular lymph node?

Lymph nodes. Any infection can cause enlarged lymph nodes. What you describe is very possible but not necessarily the cause in your case. Read more...
Yes. You have both infected teeth and infected gums. Both can cause lymph node enlargement as infection spreads toward other organs. Please have your infections treated ASAP. They will not self heal. See your Dentist. Read more...

Is a 1cm submandibular lymph node considered enlarged? I can feel it, but it's not visablly noticeable. Soft, can't move it much, normal? Sinus infect

Lymph nodes. These types of questions should be directed to a physician (or oral surgeon) who can go over your complete dental and medical history and clinically examine you in person. It's not that we don't want to answer your question, but rather that merely stating a few words in question form over the internet will only result in a meaningless answer. Read more...

I have a right submandibular lymph node, 2 cm, non tender. What should I do?

More info. Lymph node enlargement is not always a big concern. If it has been enlarged for some time or is getting bigger i would start by seeing my pcp. Read more...

I've had a submandibular lymph node that measures 0.54x1.9x1.0 cm /cortical thickening measuring 5-6 mm for 1-1/2 years. No change in size. Lymphoma?

Possible. Rare for submandibular lymph node to remain unchanged when over 1 cm. in size. It either continues to enlarge if pathology unresolved or regresses with healing of inflammatory process. We have seen enlarged cervical node remain and at bx 2-3 yrs. later, bx demonstrated low grade lymphoma. One might consider excisional bx, not aspiration which can be erroneous with lymphoma. Read more...

Should I be concerned. I have 2 hypoechoic solid exophytic nodules with increased blood flow 1.5-1 CM &isthmus is 8 mm &small submandibular lymph node?

Need followup. Sounds like you need additional followup. If these are thyroid nodules then the next thing to know would be if they are functional (producing thyroid hormone) or not, that is usually done with a nuclear medicine scan. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. I wouldn't lose sleep over it, but certainly don't ignore it. Call the doctor who ordered this test and follow up. Read more...