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Glands under jaw swelling

Jgriffin

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Under your jaw and both sides you can feel the lumps. One side of mine is bigger by like a size and a half. My ent said it's bigger but within normal limits. I assumed we were suppose to be symmetrical. Does anyone else have this?
 

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The human body is absolutely not symmetrical, inside or out. It depends on the root cause. Lymph nodes are working 24/7, filtering out foreign invaders and keeping you healthy. One lymph node will likely be doing a bit more work than another, thus that one becomes more enlarged. Be happy that it's working. If it weren't working, you'd be sick. :D
 

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Our bodies are not symmetrical at all. If you’ve ever had any type of scan you can see that. My glands under my jaw do swell from time to time. They’re even sore sometimes. I just assume it’s from some type of infection my body is trying to fight at the time.
 

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Funny i was going to ask the same thing. I have felt my lymphnodes under my jaw line for awhile now. First on one side than a year later the other. I can feel a couple on each side some small some larger. Are these normally felt? That was going to be my question.
 

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Funny i was going to ask the same thing. I have felt my lymphnodes under my jaw line for awhile now. First on one side than a year later the other. I can feel a couple on each side some small some larger. Are these normally felt? That was going to be my question.
I can feel mine with slight pressure. Don't need to push in really to feel one of mine under my jaw
 

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I can feel mine with slight pressure. Don't need to push in really to feel one of mine under my jaw
Do you know for sure it's a lymph node, and not a salivary gland? Those glands are also below the jawline. I had a lymph node enlarged there for a couple years or so. I do suspect mine was a lymph node, because as soon as I got a much needed deep cleaning at the dentist a couple years ago, it's gone. I can't feel it, even if I press quite hard.
 

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Do you know for sure it's a lymph node, and not a salivary gland? Those glands are also below the jawline. I had a lymph node enlarged there for a couple years or so. I do suspect mine was a lymph node, because as soon as I got a much needed deep cleaning at the dentist a couple years ago, it's gone. I can't feel it, even if I press quite hard.
It's the big lump under my chin. There is a gap from the gland to the jaw on one side and no gap on the other. I do have a tooth that is decaying above it but dentist won't see me now unless it's an emergency. I wouldn't think a painless decaying tooth would cause a gland to swell
 

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It's the big lump under my chin. There is a gap from the gland to the jaw on one side and no gap on the other. I do have a tooth that is decaying above it but dentist won't see me now unless it's an emergency. I wouldn't think a painless decaying tooth would cause a gland to swell
It absolutely can. With a tooth like that, chances are there's some added inflammation. That can lead to a reactive lymph node. Not abnormal at all.
 
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