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

A plug or stone. Most problems with obstruction of the submandibular gland are from a mucous plug or a stone (just like in the kidney). First you have to determine what the problem is and where the blockage is to determine what treatment is necessary. If it is a stone and can be accessed easily it can be removed. If it is too far back in the drainage duct you may have to have the gland removed. 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...

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?

2 possibilities. Pain under the jaw may indeed be inflammation of the sub-mandibular gland. The pain is from inflammation, the body's attempt to ward off the spread of an infection. The cause may be a stone in the duct of the gland which can be removed by a specialist. One other possibility is the soreness may arise from spasm of the internal pterygoid muscle just behind the corner of the upper jaw. Read more...
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...