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on an ultrasound, black means something solid as no ultrasound signal is bouncing back.
submandibular gland and normal lymph nodes can look black on ultrasound.
sometimes a small stone can block a submandibular mandibular gland and cause it to swell up.
when do you get the results of your ultrasound
how old are you? are you male or female?
your doctor should call you up in a few days with the result of the ultrasound.
I suspect it may show some swelling of the submandibular gland from a mild infection or a small salivary stone.
I bet the ultasound will show some benign lymph nodes as well.
it is not due to cancer.
are you feeling or pressing on the submandibular gland frequently?
I need the ultrasound result to help you know what is going on in your submandibular gland.
I have given you possibilities already.
your ENT doctor can't tell if there is a salivary stone or not in the gland. that is why an ultrasound is needed.
a salivary duct stone is the most common cause of swelling of a salivary gland.
that is not always the case
how swollen is the gland? it is difficult for you to tell. the best way to know is from the ultrasound report.
you can end it now.