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Both submandibular lymphs swollen for 4 months.Theyre moveable & vary in size daily. ENT removed tonsils 12 days ago,still swollen? No other symptoms

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Dr. William Culviner
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In brief: Lymph nodes

The jugulodigastric nodes drain from the tonsils into the neck, so it is common for them to be enlarged with chronic tonsillitis.
It may take 4-6 months for them to come down in size. They do not change quickly. You should make sure your ENT is aware of this so she/he can follow you along to make sure they normalize over time or do further evaluation as needed.

In brief: Lymph nodes

The jugulodigastric nodes drain from the tonsils into the neck, so it is common for them to be enlarged with chronic tonsillitis.
It may take 4-6 months for them to come down in size. They do not change quickly. You should make sure your ENT is aware of this so she/he can follow you along to make sure they normalize over time or do further evaluation as needed.
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