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My right side submandibular gland is burning and is painful…

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My right side submandibular gland...
My right side submandibular gland is burning and is painful back to the corner of my jaw bellow my ear. What could be causing this?
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Oncology
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Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

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Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

do you have allergies?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do not
Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

what about acid reflux?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
From time to time but not right now
Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

what else could be irritating this area?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I guess I am wondering if it is something serious and/or what I can do to get it to clear up.
Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

Hard to say for sure

Usually irritation in this area is not serious

But we need to figure out why in order to get it to clear up

how long have you had it?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
About 4 months off and on. They did do an ultrasound on the gland and said it looked normal and I had a CBC test done about three weeks ago and all my levels are normal
Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

that is great

could it be burning because you are touching it so much?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I have been rubbing it the last couple days because it is painful more towards the back of my jaw
Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago

could it be TMJ?

do you grind your teeth?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I do grind my teeth from time to time and I clench my jaw a lot. Could that cause the burning and the pain under my jaw in the gland and back farther?
Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
absolutely it could. I suspect that is the cause. Please don't forget a 5 star rating. I appreciate it. If you have any other questions just reply.
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Oncologist: DocPhilMD, Medical Doctor replied 8 months ago
Thanks for this question. I strive for 5 star service for all customers. If you have more questions, just reply. :)
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