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Swelling under left side of jaw

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swelling under left side of jaw
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Hi there,
This can be related to the salivary gland --submandibular gland.
Infection of the gland is the most common cause.
Oral antibiotic course will help in that case.
A blockage to the salivary gland duct also can cause this.
A tumor can cause swelling as well.
Many salivary gland tumors are benign.
But you need further evaluation.
please see your doctor today.
Thank you for sharing your concerns with us today. If you have any additional questions or need further clarifications, please do not hesitate to ask. I am here to answer them. I wish you good health. Regards, ***** *****
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